Connected for Health: Using Electronic Health Records to Transform Care Delivery
May 2010, Pfeiffer
Advance praise for Connected for Health
"Health care transformation requires leadership and innovation.
Connected for Health clearly shows there is no shortage of
either at Kaiser Permanente. This is a must read for policy makers
and practitioners as the lessons are of critical value if we are to
achieve quality, affordable care for Americans."
—H. Stephen Lieber, president and CEO, Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society
"Connected for Health shares what Kaiser Permanente has
learned so far in tapping the vast potential of electronic health
records to improve care and expand the frontiers of medical
research. It is a journey that should be of great interest to
policy leaders in the United States and around the world."
—Karen Davis, president, The Commonwealth Fund
"This book is destined to become an important part of the
critical dialogue on what reforming our health care system really
—James J. Mongan, MD, Professor of Health Care Policy and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
"Connected for Health shows how KP HealthConnect is
facilitating great team-based care, getting quality right every
time, getting patients activated, and freeing caregivers to connect
as true healers with their patients."
—Margaret E. O'Kane, president, National Committee for Quality Assurance
"Effective implementation and use of health information
technology is critical to improving the quality, safety, and
affordability of health care. This book provides a great
opportunity for others to learn from Kaiser Permanente's pioneering
—Janet M. Corrigan, president and CEO, National Quality Forum
Introduction (Louise L. Liang).
KP HealthConnect: A Primer.
SECTION I: SETTING THE COURSE.
1 Opportunity and Strategic Leadership (Louise L. Liang).
SECTION II: LAYING THE TRACKS.
2 Implementation through Collaboration (Donna Deckard and Pamela Hudson).
3 Physician Leadership and Engagement (Andrew M. Wiesenthal).
4 Nursing Leadership and Impact (Marilyn P. Chow and Valerie Fong).
Case Study: Deploying KP HealthConnect in Colorado (John H. Cochran).
SECTION III: HARVESTING VALUE.
5 Making It Matter: Value and Quality (Terhilda Garrido and Alide Chase).
6 Managing the Health of Populations (Louise L. Liang, Robert Unitan, and Jed Weissberg).
7 Redesigning Primary Care with KP HealthConnect (Ruth Brentari and Leslie Francis).
8 Making Health Personal (Kate Christensen and Anna-Lisa Silvestre).
9 Improving Patient Safety (Douglas Bonacum).
10 Supercharging Research through KP HealthConnect (Mary L. Durham).
SECTION IV: FUTURE DIRECTIONS.
11 KP HealthConnect and the Archimedes Model (David M. Eddy).
12 The Digital Transformation of Health Care (George C. Halvorson).