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Kaiser Permanente Wins National Award for Technology-Supported Patient Care and Efficiency
Date:7/15/2009

which allows trained call center staff, as well as physicians, clinicians and employees to personally contact women who have neglected to schedule their mammography appointment and schedule an appointment on the spot.
  • Collaborative cardiac care service. Using computer-supported care registries and team-based medical best practices, Kaiser Permanente Colorado significantly reduced the mortality rate for its patients. All-cause mortality associated with coronary artery disease (CAD - the leading cause of death in the United States - was reduced by 76 percent and cardiac mortality went down by 73 percent.
  • Kaiser Permanente takes medical informatics to a new level with Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect(R), the world's largest civilian electronic health record. KP HealthConnect enables all of Kaiser Permanente's 14,000-plus physicians to electronically access the medical records of Kaiser Permanente's 8.6 million members nationwide. Through continued innovation and system optimization, Kaiser Permanente continues to revolutionize medical care, saving lives and preventing expensive and unnecessary procedures, and saving patients' and doctors' time and money.

    The AMDIS awards honor individuals and organizations that have successfully applied information systems and computer technology into the practice of medicine. The awards program is managed by the nonprofit organization representing more than 1,800 physician leaders who have a high level of interest in, and are responsible for, information technology in their organizations.

    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 s
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