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).

Partnership Details

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).

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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).

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