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Kaiser Permanente Honored for Success in Diabetes and Heart Disease Prevention
Date:11/5/2008

terol for heart and diabetes patients, controlling high blood sugar, medical attention for problems related to kidney disease, and persistence of beta-blocker treatment after heart attack. Kaiser Permanente Southern California was recognized for medical attention for problems related to kidney disease, diabetic eye exams, controlling high blood pressure and screening and controlling high cholesterol for heart patients. Kaiser Permanente serves more than 6.4 million members in California.

Among the various factors that contribute to the overall care experience, Kaiser Permanente physicians have the added support and tools provided by the organization's robust electronic health record, KP HealthConnect(TM). Kaiser Permanente's significant investment in health information technology allows providers to better manage their patients through panel support tools, which give the physician a comprehensive view of his or her patient panel. With the ability to see all relevant medical information in one place at every point of care, in addition to real-time reminders for overdue labs and exams, Kaiser Permanente physicians have everything they need to provide the utmost quality of care to members.

"We appreciate the recognition from the DMHC, which is a tribute to Kaiser Permanente's physicians, nurses and staff members for the quality care they provide to our patients," said Gregory A. Adams, president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan/Hospitals, Inc., in Northern California. "We're particularly proud of the fact that these programs are having such a positive, life-changing impact for so many of our members. Kaiser Permanente is recognized as a health care leader in prevention and quality care, and these successful efforts further demonstrate our ongoing commitment to enhancing the health and well-being of our patients and the communities we serve."

"This award recognizes skill and creativity of our physicians who provide the 'right care' to our patients e
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