Health research often happens in experimental settings that differ from clinics and hospitals where most Americans get their care. But at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, we study care as it’s delivered to a real-world population of health plan members over time. We collaborate with health care teams at Kaiser Permanente Washington and beyond to ensure that we’re asking the right questions—and that our findings can be used to improve everyday patient care.
Through our MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation, we’re helping to transform care nationwide by developing and testing innovative models of care, and providing the training and technical assistance that health care teams need to better meet patients’ needs.
A new federal rule requiring physicians to give patients access to their notes may be easier to follow than physicians expected.
New research examines providers’ notes to understand patients’ cannabis use and health conditions.
KPWHRI’s MacColl Center launches online training to help clinicians identify and curb overused services in clinical practice.
KPWHRI researchers uncover obstacles faced by smaller practices when adding CVD risk calculators into primary care.