This is good as now innovation becomes a little more visible where all the laws are made.  The center is fully wired and of course patients will have their own PHR just be using the facility as that’s the way Kaiser works with patients with both face to face and technology communications between doctors and patients.  It’s a very good deal. 

If you read here often enough I have some past interviews with Kaiser Permanente doctors and one in particular was done a while back with a pediatrician who practices in the Washington DC area with Kaiser. 

Kaiser Permanente Pediatrician Patricia Richards Explains How The Use of Electronic Medical Records Enhances Knowledge With Obesity and Adds Focus to the “Let’s Move” Obesity Prevention Campaign

Also what I found interesting was my interview with Chris McCarthy of their “Garfield” innovation center in Oakland.  He clearly has a great job with not only creating solutions, but also being the open ear to communicate with clinicians and other personnel at Kaiser to find solutions for those situations that arise with new technologies and procedures. 

Innovation and Learning at Kaiser Permanente – Interview With Chris McCarthy

Most consumers I have spoken with in the last few years have been pretty well satisfied with Kaiser and having the new avenues of communication and the PHR is one area that seems to always be mentioned as it makes it easy to log on and get lab results too.  BD 

PRLog (Press Release)Jan 31, 2011 – (ROCKVILLE, Md.) - - - Kaiser Permanente, a leading not-for-profit health plan and care provider, opened the doors to its new medical facility on January 24, 2011, bringing health care innovation directly to the front door of Capitol Hill.  The Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center offers members state-of-the-art health care and maximum convenience.  
“We’re confident that all of our members who use the Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center, both those who live in D.C. and those who come in to the city to work, will enjoy the convenience and comfort that the new facility will bring,” said Marilyn Kawamura, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States. “It will be a cornerstone of health for the community, and a hallmark for customer service and quality care.”

Located at 700 Second Street, Northeast, in the Station Place complex, with 79 provider offices staffed by approximately 400 employees and physicians, the new Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center boasts primary care, specialty care, full-service imaging, laboratory, pharmacy services, and 24/7 urgent care services — all supported by industry-leading technology and information systems.  The medical center is equipped with digital signage technology — video walls — that enhances the member experience while reinforcing preventive care resources.

The Kaiser Permanente Capitol Hill Medical Center is a component in Kaiser Permanente’s plans for expansion throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.  Kaiser Permanente is increasingly investing in the communities it serves to offer its unique model of delivery.  Kaiser Permanente’s model is built on the foundations of high-quality, committed physicians, integration of services — i.e., the close collaboration of primary and specialty care — an emphasis on prevention and wellness, and patient participation in managing their own health care.

Kaiser Permanente Opens New Medical Center on Capitol Hill


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