Division of Research Spotlight
The Kaiser Permanente Division of Research conducts, publishes, and disseminates epidemiologic and health services research to improve the health and medical care of Kaiser Permanente members and society at large. We seek to understand the determinants of illness and well-being, and to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of health care. Currently, DOR’s 550-plus staff is working on more than 350 epidemiological and health services research projects.
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Kaiser Permanente researchers develop new prostate cancer risk calculator
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Expensive Insulin Analogs Perform No Better Than NPH Insulin for Type 2 Diabetes
Kaiser Permanente stroke patients receive clot-busting medication more than twice as fast as national rates
Kaiser Permanente Study: Telephone Wellness Coaching Aids Significant Weight Loss
By Janet Byron Kaiser Permanente members who voluntarily participated in individual wellness coaching by telephone for weight management lost an average of 10 pounds each and changed their weight trajectories from upward to downward, according to a new study published…
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…
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…