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Happy 100th, Dr. Collen!

6. November 2013

Happy 100th, Dr. Collen!

Morris Collen, MD, pioneer of computer-assisted health care, celebrates his centennial. By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, KP Northern California Division of Research Multimedia show: Dr. Morris Collen: A Remarkable Story In 1961, Sidney R. Garfield, MD, founding physician of Kaiser Permanente, asked his colleague Morris F. Collen, MD, an internist since 1948 and one […]

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Electronic health records are linked to improved diabetes care for Kaiser Permanente patients

15. October 2013

Electronic health records are linked to improved diabetes care for Kaiser Permanente patients

Video: KP scientists on electronic health records By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, KP NCAL Division of Research Kaiser Permanente’s electronic health records are world-renowned for their pivotal role in providing integrated care, and now new research confirms that the KP HealthConnect system improves outcomes for patients. Mary Reed, DrPH, staff scientist with the Kaiser […]

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Study Targets Hypertension Disparity

22. July 2013

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By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Division of Research This year, the KP Northern California Division of Research received an $11 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) for a series of studies on stroke prevention in blacks and young adults, to be conducted in conjunction with the University of California, San […]

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KP Surgeons Dramatically Reduce Cataract Infections

15. January 2013

Neal Shorstein, MD, (right), and Dr. Zhuang Yong of the Shangri-La Peoples Hospital.

By Janet Byron, Senior Communications Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research In a new video, Kaiser Permanente researchers explain how the Walnut Creek ophthalmology department virtually eliminated a rare, surgery-related infection. With Division of Research colleagues, they published the results to wide acclaim. When the rates of a rare complication of cataract surgery began to […]

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Study finds that patients using statins for the first time, and who used mail-order pharmacies, are more likely to have good cholesterol control

21. September 2011

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Patients at Kaiser Permanente Northern California who got their new statin prescriptions from mail-order pharmacies showed better cholesterol control, in the first three to 15 months after starting therapy, than patients using walk-in pharmacies, according to a Kaiser Permanente Northern California Division of Research study that appeared in July in the online version of the […]

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Autism registry is first Division project funded by new national mental health research network

28. April 2011

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A registry to advance research on autism spectrum disorders (ASD) will be the first Division of Research project supported by the Mental Health Research Network (MHRN), a multi-partner effort funded by a $10.5 million federal grant aimed at speeding up mental health research across the nation. Five of the MHRN’s 10 participating health care organizations […]

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Newly funded: $10.5M grant kickstarts national network to speed mental health research

18. April 2011

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A three-year $10.5 million federal grant awarded in December to help speed up mental health research will rely heavily on data from members of six Kaiser Permanente regions, including Kaiser Permanente Northern California. The Mental Health Research Network, to be funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, will have access to […]

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