Katie Coleman to direct the KP Learning Health System Program

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.

Measuring the impact of patient-engaged research

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.

Ed Wagner talks about The Medical Neighborhood

"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.)

Farewell from Ed Wagner as he retires

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.