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.

Toward Better HIV Care: A Thought Leader Interview

Institute for Health Policy Senior Health Policy Consultants Brian Raymond and Ben Wheatley interview three leaders from two comprehensive integrated health care systems to glean their insights on how their organizations achieve top-quality HIV care outcomes and their ongoing efforts to identify and close gaps in care. The interview appears in the Winter 2018 edition of The Permanente Journal.

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.

Reflections on the Challenges Facing Mental Health Patients, Providers and Policies

How do we empower patients and families to ensure they receive the highest quality mental health care? What opportunities exist for clinicians to work with the housing, employment, and other sectors to advance mental health and wellness for all? The answers to these questions are especially important to me, having watched loved ones’ personal struggles with mental illness, even when they had access to care and treatment.

Coffee Talk with Shannon McMahon, Kaiser Permanente’s Executive Director of Medicaid Policy

Shannon McMahon, MPA, joined Kaiser Permanente’s Government Relations department in August as the executive director of Medicaid policy. In this role, she provides public policy, regulatory and legislative advice on Medicaid and other complex and strategic public policy issues. We sat down with Shannon to hear her insights about the future of Medicaid and her work at Kaiser Permanente.

Defining the Next Generation of Behavioral Health Strategies

The Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality and Mental Health America, with support from Kaiser Permanente, are leading an effort to identify creative ways to engage and coordinate community assets to transform the delivery of behavioral health supports, with a focus on treating the “whole person,” inclusive of the many factors that impact prevention and access to care.

Physicians’ Voices: What Skills and Supports Are Needed for Effective Practice in an Integrated...

Payers are demanding that US health care become more accountable and integrated, posing new demands for physicians and the organizations that partner with them...

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...

Active Design: A Prescription to Move

What is active design? The term refers to an approach to designing new facilities or improving existing buildings with the goal of boosting users’ physical activity levels.