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The Impact of ICT at Kaiser Permanente

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					The Impact of ICT at Kaiser
       Permanente
      Andrew M. Wiesenthal, MD, SM
       Associate Executive Director
       The Permanente Federation
What is Kaiser Permanente?
                     •Nation’s largest
                     nonprofit health plan
                     •Integrated health care
                     delivery system
                     •8.6 million members
                     •14,000+ physicians
                     • 156,000+ employees
                     •Serving 9 states and the
                     District of Columbia
                     •36 hospitals and
                     medical centers
                     • Approx. 430 medical
                     offices
                     • $40 billion annual
                     revenues
Kaiser Permanente HealthConnect

• Project initiated in February 2003
• Deployment began in December 2003
• Ambulatory deployment completed in April 2008
• Inpatient deployment completed in March 2010
• KP is essentially paperless across the
  continuum
• Standards-based
    • HL7, SNOMED-CT, LOINC, RxNORM, DICOM, etc.
Everything is Changing

• Relationship between professionals and
  members is altered
  • 3.5 million (and growing) use portal
     • Labs, messaging, appointments, questionnaires, decision
       support
• Relationships among professionals is altered
  • Team care includes everyone (MDs, nurses,
    pharmacists, receptionists
  • Consultations are real-time
• No clinical decisions are made without data
Tantalizing Examples

•   Pharmacists care for diabetics
•   Receptionists order mammograms
•   Nephrologist prevents dialysis
•   Colon cancer screening by mail
•   One third of touches are secure messages
•   Hospitals are built without record rooms
•   Real time health information exchange with the
    Veterans Administration system

				
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