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Electronic Health Records Help Cardiac Patients Remain Healthy
Date:8/7/2009

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  • The number of patients screened for cholesterol went from 55 percent to 97 percent.
  • The coordinated, evidence-based care, enabled by KP HealthConnect(R) and an electronic care registry, increased the survival rate dramatically among patients enrolled in the service. It is estimated that more than 135 deaths and 260 costly emergency interventions were prevented annually as a result of improved care. Now, the latest study results suggest that once the program has helped get risk factors under control, patients can then be discharged and followed virtually with the same success.

    Other authors on this study include: Thomas Delate, PhD; Jon Rasmussen, PharmD; Tammy L. Humphries, PharmD; and John A. Merenich, MD; for the Kaiser Permanente Colorado Clinical Pharmacy Cardiac Risk Service Study Group.

    About Kaiser Permanente

    Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America's leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in 1945, our mission is to provide high-quality, affordable health care services to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health. For more information, go to: www.k
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