Research that goes unpublished is research that can't benefit others. In 2006, Kaiser Permanente published more than 685 articles and scientific papers—400 of them in peer-reviewed journals. In addition to sharing our research through publications, we conduct policy roundtables, community meetings, and educational outreach programs. As a result of our research we are able to implement patient safety initiatives, provide better training for health care practitioners, and transfer advances in basic science from lab bench to patient bedside.
Winston Wong, Medical Director, Community Benefit and Director, Disparities Improvement and Quality Initiatives, discusses the ALL protocol and how a grant from Kaiser Permanente was instrumental in rolling out this innovative, cost-effective approach to treating diabetes and reducing stroke and heart disease.