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Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals Report Third Quarter Results
Date:11/4/2008

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A leader in integrating technology in the delivery of health care, KFHP/H continues to expand its electronic health record system KP HealthConnect(TM). All Kaiser Permanente members can now securely access their personal health records online and communicate with their Kaiser Permanente physicians through My Health Manager on kp.org. Approximately 2.3 million registered members accessed My Health Manager 11.5 million times in the third quarter to make decisions about how they choose and receive their care. In the same period, members sent more than 1.5 million secure messages to Kaiser Permanente physicians and clinicians. Members also refilled nearly 1.5 million online prescriptions through kp.org in the three months ended September 30, 2008.

Kaiser Permanente is providing members unprecedented access to their physicians so that they can make the best health care choices with improved quality, service and safety. "One of our goals is to become the recognized world leader in electronic connectivity in health care," said Halvorson. "We believe that the electronic tools we offer our members empower them to make informed care choices for themselves and their families. More than 10,000 members connect electronically with their Kaiser Permanente physicians every day. That number is up 70 percent from a year ago."

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is America's leading integrated health care delivery system. Founded in 1945, it is a group practice prepayment program headquartered in Oakland, California. Kaiser Permanente serves the health care needs of more than 8.6 million members in nine states and the District of Columbia. It encompasses the not-for-profit Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., Kaiser Foundation Hospitals and their subsidiaries, and the for-profit Permanente Medical Groups. Nationwide, Kaiser Permanente includes approximately 165,000 technical, administrative and clerical emp
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