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2014-09-16 20:27:20

Kaiser Permanente and technology veteran Dick Daniels to lead IT organization OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Chairman and CEO Bernard J. Tyson announced today that Richard (Dick) Daniels will assume the role of interim chief information officer (CIO) for Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and Health Plan, Inc., effective immediately. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO "Kaiser Permanente is a recognized leader in developing and implementing...

2014-09-16 12:31:01

Study finds HIV medication specialist improved care, lowered costs ROCKVILLE, Md., Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from Kaiser Permanente's Mid-Atlantic Region found that the introduction of an HIV clinical pharmacist improved medication adherence, resulting in better health outcomes and lower costs for HIV positive patients. The study states that non-adherence to antiretroviral therapy (ART) has been associated with...

2014-09-15 16:29:16

New training model prepares physicians for 21st century health care HONOLULU, Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Patients in today's changing health care landscape are receiving primary and specialty care more frequently in an outpatient setting versus a hospital. In an effort to stay ahead of the curve and to ensure that patients continue to receive high quality medical care; Kaiser Permanente Hawaii announced today the launch of its new internal medicine residency program. The...

2014-09-09 08:33:00

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente is collaborating with Radboud university medical center, a world leader in Parkinson's disease, to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care to Kaiser Permanente patients with the life-altering nervous system disorder. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO Kaiser Permanente will implement Radboud's "ParkinsonNet," a transformative, well-established care model for patients and caregivers who manage...

2014-09-03 08:34:30

DUNEDIN, New Zealand and HERSHEY, Pa., Sept. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Edge Ltd, a cancer diagnostics company, has signed an agreement with Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) to research its User Program to evaluate its bladder cancer technology Cxbladder within the clinical settings of Kaiser Permanente's health care network. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20131015/MM98246LOGO The Kaiser Permanente User Program research project is planned to recruit...

2014-08-29 12:24:03

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As consumers adjust to a health care landscape transformed by medical innovation and advancements in digital health, Kaiser Permanente has chosen to focus its longest-running campaign on the accessibility of care online and in the doctor's office in the latest round of Thrive advertisements. In addition to three new television advertisements, the 2014 campaign features radio, print, online, and out-of-home ads that allow Kaiser...

2014-08-28 12:30:21

Study suggests that managing weight gain during pregnancy may reduce potential of birth complications and health issues PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A new study finds that women who are obese can limit their weight gain during pregnancy using conventional weight loss techniques, including attending weekly group support meetings, seeking advice about nutrition and diet, and keeping food and exercise journals. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130718/SF49717LOGO...

2014-08-19 20:24:25

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to news of Blue Shield's new $2.5 - $8 million luxury skybox at the 49ers' new stadium, Consumer Watchdog sent a letter to California Attorney General Kamala Harris asking for an investigation of "Blue Shield's abuse of its non-profit status" and for immediate steps to "block any additional wasteful spending that robs taxpayers and average California patients of their financial health." November ballot...

2014-08-19 16:29:34

State announces KP's integrated care, coverage available for state employees ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States today announced that the integrated health care provider has been named a health plan option for Maryland state employees, available for employees effective January 1, 2015. "We are proud to be a health plan option for Maryland state employees, bringing our award-winning care and top doctors to 200,000...

2014-08-13 08:24:20

New book offers timely insight into the movement to 'green' the health care system OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a newly released book, Greening Health Care: How Hospitals Can Heal the Planet, Kaiser Permanente's environmental stewardship officer, Kathy Gerwig, explores a universal paradox of health care: As hospitals deliver life-saving care to individuals, their substantial environmental footprint can often be detrimental to environmental and community health....


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