Clinical Evidence and Best Practices

Clinical Evidence and Best Practices

Reaching Beyond Delivery System Walls To Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening

This article first appeared in Health Affairs Blog, republished here with permission. Payers are increasingly using value-based payment to push delivery systems to redefine their product...

Respecting Choices National Share the Experience Summit

More than 200 people from 30 states and three countries attended the inaugural Respecting Choices® National Share the Experience Summit. A diverse assemblage of physicians...

Research Roundup: Continued Safety and Effectiveness of Vaccinations

Three studies from the research centers at Kaiser Permanente shed light on the safety and effectiveness of vaccines.  These findings include innovative ways to...

Public Perspective on Reducing Unnecessary Care

New campaign takes into account the views of Californians about ineffective medical services. To assure that California healthcare policy takes into account the views and...

Center for Health Care Strategies: Integrating Behavioral Health into Medicaid Managed Care

More and more states are pursuing managed care models that integrate behavioral and physical health services to enhance care coordination, improve outcomes, and control...

Health Affairs Blog: Lessons From More Than A Decade In Patient Portals

Many of us look forward to a time when the experience of interacting with our health care providers will be as consumer-friendly and technology-enabled...

Center for Health Care Strategies — The Smart Pill Bottle and Other Digital...

Digital health products such as FitBit, Jawbone or the mobile app MyFitnessPal have become increasingly popular. However, most of these tools are aimed at...

AcademyHealth — Health Services Research: Challenges and Opportunities in Safety Net Hospital Systems

The following series of briefs, produced with support from Kaiser Permanente, describe initiatives at three safety net hospital systems designed to improve the health of...

Palliative Care Promotes Quality of Life for those with Advanced Illness

Advancements in medicine allow people with chronic and complex conditions to live longer than ever before. But longer life for people who are sick may bring challenges, such as pain, stress, and other symptoms that accompany serious illness.

AcademyHealth: In-depth Look at Top Evidence Needs of Safety Net Health System Leaders

Safety net provider organizations play a critical role in our nation’s health care system by offering health care services to a diverse patient population...