Kaiser Permanente, Johns Hopkins Seek To Use EHRs To Boost Care
August 2, 2014 in News
On Tuesday, Johns Hopkins Medicine and Kaiser Permanente announced a “strategic collaboration” through which they will use electronic health records to share patient data and develop best practice care models, Health Data Management reports (Goth, Health Data Management, 7/30).
According to the announcement, the Baltimore-based academic medical center and Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic States will:
- Develop best practices (Hall, FierceEMR, 7/30);
- Explore and leverage technologies to deliver personalized care to patients inside their homes; and
- Explore opportunities to create education programs and best practices to improve the overall health of the mid-Atlantic communities (Health Data Management, 7/30);
- Leverage EHRs to share information (FierceEMR, 7/30);
- Strengthen the existing collaboration between Kaiser Permanente and Hopkins’ Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality (Health Data Management, 7/30).
Kim Horn, president of the Kaiser Permanente of the Mid-Atlantic states, said, “This strategic collaboration will facilitate additional population health research and innovative practices benefiting both individual patients and the larger community” (Kaiser Permanente release, 7/29).