We are thrilled to announce that our colleague Katie Coleman, MSPH, has been named director of the Kaiser Permanente WA (KPWA) Learning Health System (LHS) Program. Katie will guide the LHS Program in leveraging Kaiser Permanente Health Research Institute's (KPWHRI) research capabilities to help KPWA meet its strategic goals related to quality, service, growth, and affordability.
3 ways that stronger measures can make a real-world difference
Let’s marry science and policy for more meaningful social impact
Are you just starting out as a practice facilitator and need training? Or do you have many years of broad experience but want grounding in patient-centered medical home content? We're thrilled to announce that a unique training is coming to Washington for the first time in August.
AcademyHealth’s Annual Research Meeting convenes experts in health, health care, and policy to share new findings and showcase the latest research on how the health system works, what it costs, and how to improve it.
Partnering to Succeed: How small health centers can improve care and thrive under value-based payment
We're excited to announce the release of our newest model in “Partnering to Succeed: How Small Health Centers Can Improve Care and Thrive Under Value Based Payment,” a California Health Care Foundation report developed in partnership with JSI Research & Training Institute.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation awarded $2.5 million to the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation at Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute, John Snow, Inc., and the Center for Care Innovations to launch The Delta Center for a Thriving Safety Net (Delta Cente
While strategies to evaluate the influence of engaging patient partners in research are beginning to emerge, a systematic set of measures for assessing the impact of patient engagement in research (PER) on study approaches and outcomes is lacking. Existing measures skew more toward measuring the process of engagement and less toward measuring downstream outcomes of patient-partner engagement in all phases of research.
"The Medical Neighborhood: What is beginning to work, and what isn't" traces the last 25 years of the MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation's work in primary care quality improvement, and leaves us with recommendations for moving forward. This was MacColl Center Director (Emeritus) Ed Wagner;s last seminar before his retirement in June 2017. (June 29, 2017 Seattle WA.)
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
I am writing to let you know that In June 2017 I will be retiring from Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute's MacColl Center for Health Care Innovation.
Study protocol for “Healthy Hearts Northwest”: a 2 × 2 randomized factorial trial to build quality improvement capacity in primary care
This Implementation Science paper describes the protocol of our Healthy Hearts Northwest, a randomized trial designed to address the comparative effectiveness of combined strategies to build quality improvement (QI) capacity while improving risk factors for cardiovascular disease.