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Kaiser Permanente Colorado Receives Top Honor for Excellence in Medication Safety
Date:6/2/2011

use an electronic medical record to proactively monitor medications and outreach to patients over the phone and in person. These highly trained professionals work under the direction of physicians to adjust medications as appropriate and provide education and support for drug related issues. Kaiser Permanente Colorado's clinical pharmacy programs have been proven to result in superior outcomes for patients, including:

  • 40 percent reduction of anticoagulation related adverse events.
  • 88 percent reduction in cardiovascular related deaths for patients with established cardiovascular disease.
  • 78 percent reduction in risk of death within 60 days of discharge from a skilled nursing facility.

Nationally, only two other health plans received this PQA recognition, including Kaiser Permanente Hawaii.

About Kaiser Permanente Colorado

Kaiser Permanente Colorado is the state's largest nonprofit health plan, proudly working to improve the lives and health of Denver, Boulder, and southern Colorado area residents for 40 years. Kaiser Permanente Colorado provides comprehensive health care services to more than 533,000 members through 21 medical offices and a network of affiliated hospitals and physicians. The health plan was named "Highest in Member Satisfaction" among Commercial Health Plans by J.D. Power and Associates for the fourth straight year. Kaiser Permanente Colorado is recognized by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. In addition, the health plan is recognized by the NCQA as the top-ranked private health plan in Colorado , No. 9 in the nation and the No. 2 Medic
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