Kaiser Permanente Lauded for Its Innovative Exercise as a Vital Sign Program

OAKLAND, Calif., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente health plans in California were honored recently with a 2013 eValue8 Innovations Award for their groundbreaking Exercise as a Vital Sign program.

The National Business Coalition on Health , a non-profit organization of purchaser-led business and health coalitions, sponsored the award, which recognizes the innovative work of health plans to develop programs that address critical health care issues.

Developed by Kaiser Permanente to consistently capture information on a member’s exercise habits, Exercise as a Vital Sign raises the value of exercise so that it’s equal to other vital signs, such as blood pressure and heart rate. The program is intended to prompt important conversations between individuals and their providers. Continue reading

Kaiser Permanente Wins Six Awards for Digital Excellence

OAKLAND, Calif., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kaiser Permanente, which operates both health care providers and not-for-profit health plans, announced that they have received six prestigious awards recognizing its use of digital tools to engage consumers in managing their health care and to enable employees to deliver high quality care.

The health care organization says it has won five 2013 eHealthcare Leadership awards, including the highest honor for Organizational Commitment, and the 2013 Hospital Website Transparency Award with Distinction, selected by the Utilization Review Accreditation Commission and The Leapfrog Group. – See the full story at PR Newswire.com.