Modernizing Health Care

Modernizing Health Care

How the Telestroke Program Activates the Telehealth Research and Policy Framework

At our recent telehealth forum we shared the new Telehealth Research and Policy Framework we developed with AcademyHealth, the American Telemedicine Association, and the Physician Insurers Association of America. It highlights the interplay across structure, process, and outcomes needed to advance the use of telehealth services. Find out how Kaiser Permanente's telestroke program puts the framework into action.

Building an Evidence Base and Addressing Key Questions Around Telehealth

In a guest blog post about our recent telehealth forum, Government Relations Senior Counsel Keavney Klein asks why, in an increasingly on-demand society where access to health care via technology is growing, does its overall use still remain low? She sees a promising path toward building the evidence base that will help address key questions around telehealth effectiveness and costs.

Telemedicine and a Vision for Health Care Without Walls

Network for Excellence in Health Innovation (NEHI) President and CEO Susan Dentzer, who participated in our recent teleheath forum in Washington, D.C., discusses in a guest blog post why telemedicine is still only beginning to make a dent in U.S. health care delivery despite being a decades-old technology.

Good Things Come in Small Packages

Kaiser Permanente is harnessing everyday data to improve care through miniregistries.

What’s In A Word? The Evolution Of Effectiveness In Health Care

The health care world is full of colloquial terms like value or affordability that mean different things to different stakeholders. Often how you define them and what you think of them depends on your place within the overall health ecosystem.

Digital Health for Complex Populations: Pilot Challenge

With support from Kaiser Permanente, the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is connecting technology companies and health care organizations through the Digital Health for Complex Populations: Pilot Challenge.

What Happens When You Mix Techies, Wonks, and Docs? You get Health Datapalooza.

Highlights from the Kaiser Permanente co-sponsored Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, DC. The conference focuses on the use of data and technology to address high impact health care outcomes and affordability.

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...

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.