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Kaiser Permanente Project Proves Electronic Health Information and Care Coordination Improves Chronic Disease Management
Date:7/9/2009

s physicians make with our patients every day."

"This pilot illustrates the benefits of leveraging technology and the expertise within a multi-specialty group practice," said Lee, the paper's lead author. "In the past, specialists have been limited to helping only those patients who were referred to them. Now that we can use databases to identify disease trends and populations, and electronic health information to provide data on individual patients, our specialists can proactively find and recommend treatments for patients who could really use their help."

The paper was co-authored by Ken Forbes, a care management analyst with the Kaiser Permanente Care Management Institute.

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