Category Archive: Kaiser Permanente

AHIP elects Joseph Swedish to lead board of directors in 2017

America’s Health Insurance Plans has elected Anthem CEO Joseph Swedish as the chairman of its board of directors effective January 2017. Bernard Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, will replace Swedish in 2018. 

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Insurers see membership gains despite profitability concerns

Increased enrollment in 2015 did not translate to higher profit margins among the nation’s largest insurers, according to an analysis of health plan data.

 

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Insurers’ individual market losses worsen in 2015

Health insurers that struggled to make a profit in the individual market in 2014 found little relief in 2015, according to a new analysis from consulting firm McKinsey & Co.read more

EHRs can help detect patients with a history of cancer

Electronic health records can help identify patients with a history of cancer, according to research published this month in eGEMs (Generating Evidence and Methods to Improve Patient Outcomes).read more

As United pulls back from ACA exchanges, subsidiary Harken Health digs in

Even as UnitedHealth has made good on its promise to lessen its presence on the Affordable Care Act exchanges, experts are watching closely what happens with its primary-care-focused subsidiary, Harken Health, according to the …

Kaiser initiative aims to meet social needs of ‘superusers’

The nation’s largest integrated health delivery organization plans to expand its “Total Health” wellness mission to address unmet social needs for disadvantaged patients in order to close the gaps in U.S. healthcare outcomes between rich and poor

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Kaiser pushes for more holistic healthcare delivery

Kaiser Permanente is taking a more holistic approach to healthcare delivery and is embedding that ethos in 10 new health centers it is opening in the coming months in Southern California, FastCoExist has reportedread more

Kaiser spearheads patient-centered care, population health initiatives

The business of healthcare has become less about simply treating the sick and more about addressing a wide range of factors that impact patients’ health. And one major provider has bet big on a more holistic approach to health.

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Kaiser Permanente moves ahead with new medical school in southern California

Long famous for its Rose Bowl game and parade, the city of Pasadena, California will soon be the site of Kaiser Permanente’s new medical school, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times.

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Kaiser Permanente’s Angie Stevens: ACA a factor in our telehealth growth

​Despite already having used video visits for a number of years, adoption by both clinicians and patients remains a challenge for Kaiser Permanente, according to Angie Stevens, Kaiser Permanente executive director of telehealth IT.

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