Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii: Providing Total Care for Patients Every Day

January 17, 2014
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Kaiser Permanente has been leading the way with innovative, integrated models of care delivery for 50 years, operating as an Accountable Care Organization long before the term became an everyday buzzword. The organization is one of the nation’s largest not-for-profit health plans and includes Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and The Permanente […]

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Kaiser Permanente: George Halvorson, Chairman & CEO

June 30, 2013
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The roots of Kaiser Permanente date back to the depression era when a pre-payment system for hospital services was developed for workers on the aqueduct project in the Mojave Desert, California. Today the organization is a care delivery and care financing entity covering about 8.6 million people. The group operates hundreds of care sites and […]

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Kaiser Permanente Integration Model Has Pros, Cons (Part 2 of 2)

March 28, 2013

In our last post, we began dissecting Reed Abelson’s in-depth look in The New York Times at the Kaiser Permanente integration model and its failure to lower the cost of healthcare, a fact that Kaiser’s critics focus on. Perhaps it would do the industry well to remember the old saying, “Pioneers take the arrows.” For […]

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Kaiser Permanente Integration Model Has Pros, Cons (Part 1 of 2)

March 28, 2013

We’ve written before about the leadership Kaiser Permanente has shown in pioneering an integrated model of healthcare, one that has become even more relevant under reform. As admired as Kaiser’s innovations are, however, Reed Abelson of The New York Times provides an in-depth look at some of the complexities behind the Kaiser model, including the […]

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Experts Cite Kaiser Permanente as the Model for Healthcare Reform

February 19, 2013

We here at HCE have had the pleasure of interviewing members of the executive team at Kaiser Permanente before. It is an outstanding organization and very progressive in its goals and aims for healthcare. In an era when everyone is trying to be cutting edge, Kaiser defines cutting edge. This is largely because of its […]

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