Top-notch teams to combat cancer
Great cancer care starts with great doctors. We rigorously recruit from the top medical schools and training programs, and we surround our doctors — and their patients — with some of the best nurses, researchers, and staff available. More than 1,200 researchers at our 8 regional research centers study diseases and health services, with the aim of improving outcomes for patients. And our clinical trials program makes advanced cancer therapies available to our members.
Leading the way in the fight with diabetes
Diabetes affects nearly 29 million Americans. More than a decade ago, we developed our Integrated Diabetes Care program to create a team approach to treating members with diabetes. With dedicated staff and a focus on patient education, and by monitoring our members’ electronic health records, we’re helping lower our members’ risk and helping those with diabetes lead healthier, more active lives.
Nationally, we’re in the top 10% in 3 of 7 key 2017 HEDIS®measures for diabetes care — and in Hawaii and the Mid-Atlantic States, we’re #1 in the nation for blood pressure control, retinal exams, and statin therapy for members with diabetes.*
An integrated approach to mental health
Using an innovative population care management approach, Kaiser Permanente doctors can screen members for depression at their regular primary care appointments. Our doctors are specially trained to detect and diagnose depression, and monitor how a member with the condition is managing it. With support from psychiatrists, they also can treat mild to moderate depression in the same convenient primary care setting.
Doctors at Kaiser Permanente have real-time access to clinical decision resources and mental health specialist consultation (in person, online, or by telephone) to help support them in medication and treatment decisions for patients who prefer to get their mental health care in the primary care environment.
*Kaiser Permanente 2017 HEDIS®scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass®and represent all lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2017 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2017 includes certain CAHPS®data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass®and HEDIS®are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS®is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.