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 the Center for Accelerating Care Transformation (ACT Center), 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.
Home blood pressure monitoring shown to be an excellent alternative for making new diagnoses of hypertension.
KPWHRI’s ACT Center offers online training to help clinicians identify and curb overused services in clinical practice.
A study led by Dr. Sascha Dublin finds similar outcomes for 3 hypertension medications, filling an evidence gap.
KPWHRI’s Kilian Kimbel reflects on how the SOS study helped pave the way for a new program to find colon cancer early.