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World-class care proven to deliver exceptional outcomes

Care from Kaiser Permanente helps keep your employees healthy and on the job. We’re known for preventing health problems or catching them early — which is essential for maximizing workforce health while minimizing health care costs. But we also deliver industry-leading specialty care.

When an employee is diagnosed with a serious illness like heart disease or cancer, they’re surrounded by highly trained and compassionate care teams working together to deliver personalized treatment that creates paths to better health.

Better outcomes powered by team-based care

Kaiser Permanente has one of the nation’s largest multispecialty medical groups. Our highly skilled and experienced specialists in oncology, cardiac care, orthopedics, and many other disciplines are among the best in the world. And our primary care physicians and specialists collaborate to create evidence-based treatment plans tailored to meet each member’s unique needs — supported by industry leading research and the latest medical innovations and technologies.

Honored for excellence

All of our hospitals are recognized as high performing in one or more types of care by U.S. News & World Report. external page in 2023-2024.

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Superior specialty care drives superior results

We’re committed to help prevent, treat, and beat serious health problems through unparalleled prevention and early detection, cutting-edge research, and innovative, personalized treatment delivered with compassion and expertise.

Cancer care

It’s estimated that earlier detection of cancer could save the U.S. health care system $26 billion per year.1

  • Compared to the national average, Kaiser Permanente’s screening rates are 8% higher for breast cancer, 12% higher for cervical cancer, and 18% higher for colorectal cancer.2
  • Thanks to our higher screening rates, industry-leading prevention, and world-class treatment, our members are 20% less likely to experience premature death due to cancer.3

Cardiac care

Compared to others in our communities, Kaiser Permanente members are 33% less likely to die early from heart disease.4 Here are a few reasons why we’ve achieved such excellent results:

  • Nearly 8 in 10 Kaiser Permanente members with high blood pressure have it under control — 25% above the national average.5 Not only are annual medical costs $7,418 higher for employees with uncontrolled high blood pressure, hypertension is also a major risk for life-threatening health events like heart attack and stroke.6
  • Wearable technology helps our members complete critical cardiac rehabilitation and achieve better heath. Our virtual cardiac rehab program enables 81% higher program completion rates and 84% fewer hospital readmissions.7

Diabetes care

Health care costs for employees with diabetes average $16,750 per year — 2.3 times higher than their peers.9 But when employees aren’t managing their diabetes well or develop additional health issues, those numbers grow even higher. Our proactive approach to diabetes care helps minimize those risks:

  • We’re in the top 5% nationally for eye health and kidney function screenings for members with diabetes — helping to reduce costly complications that are common for people with diabetes.1
  • Our telehealth-enabled diabetes management tools are proven to help members lower their blood sugar and improve their medication adherence.11
  • Remote monitoring empowers employees to track and share their vitals in real time. Care teams are alerted when new data comes in, allowing them to make informed, timely diabetes care decisions.

Musculoskeletal care

Half of all U.S. employees live with a musculoskeletal condition — and it’s one of the top 2 drivers of employer health care costs.12 With leading-edge expertise and a broad spectrum of services, our doctors and physical therapists work together to help employees recover faster and return to work in top form.

  • Our telehealth program for musculoskeletal injuries has a 9.6/10 member satisfaction rate, with 68% of members achieving virtual resolution that requires no follow-up visits.13
  • Patients who go home the same day as joint replacement surgery have fewer readmissions and higher satisfaction rates than those who stay overnight. Kaiser Permanente joint replacement patients safely avoid overnight hospital stays at a rate of 78% — a far cry from the national average of just 37%.14

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Care based on the latest medical breakthroughs

Kaiser Permanente is one of the most productive research institutions in the country. Our relentless pursuit of medical innovation means your employees have access to exceptional care that delivers superior outcomes year over year.

Evidence-based care — Unlike other providers, we can conduct large-scale studies that drive evidence-based care powered by the robust, inclusive data enabled by our industry-leading electronic health record system.

Speed-to-market innovations — When our teams discover better ways to deliver care, we conduct studies and scale successful practices across the Kaiser Permanente footprint. Our connected model helps put these innovations into practice sooner — turning research findings into evidence-based practices within about 16 months, compared to the industry-wide standard of 17 years.15

High-quality care designed to maximize workforce health

Having a healthy workforce is essential to the success of your business. Choosing Kaiser Permanente means choosing world-class prevention and cutting-edge treatment from a health care organization proven to deliver high-quality, evidence-based care that results in exceptional outcomes. That’s what we offer — and what you and your employees deserve.

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  • Joel V. Brill, “Screening for Cancer, the Economic, Medical, and Psychosocial Issues,” American Journal of Managed Care, November 16, 2020.

  • Kaiser Permanente 2022 HEDIS® scores. Benchmarks provided by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Quality Compass® and represent all lines of business. Kaiser Permanente combined region scores were provided by the Kaiser Permanente Department of Care and Service Quality. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2022 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2022 includes certain CAHPS data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® and HEDIS® are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

  • Elizabeth A. McGlynn, PhD et al., “Measuring Premature Mortality Among Kaiser Permanente Members Compared to the Community,” Kaiser Permanente,
    July 20, 2022.

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  • Jared Ortaliza et al., “How Do Health Expenditures Vary Across the Population?” Peterson-KFF Health System Tracker, November 12, 2021.

  • Tadashi Funahashi, MD, et al., “Saving Lives with Virtual Cardiac Rehabilitation,” NEJM Catalyst Innovations in Care Delivery, August 28, 2019.

  • See note 3.

  • “How Type 2 Diabetes Affects Your Workforce,” cdc.gov, accessed October 25, 2023.

  • See note 2.

  • Ilana Graetz, PhD, et al., “Association of Mobile Patient Portal Access With Diabetes Medication Adherence and Glycemic Levels Among Adults With Diabetes,” JAMA Network Open, February 19, 2020.

  • Addressing Musculoskeletal Conditions and Physical Therapy Needs with Virtual Solutions: Key Trends and Employer Considerations,” Business Group on Health, September 28, 2022.

  • Kaiser Permanente internal data. NOT SOURCED: Our telehealth program for musculoskeletal injuries has a 9.6/10 member satisfaction rate, with 68% of members achieving virtual resolution that requires no follow-up visits.

  • Kate E. Koplan, MD, MPH, et al., “Case Study: Same-Day Joint Replacement Care: Achieving the Quadruple Aim,” NEJM Catalyst, February 2021; Laura Dyrda, “15 Things to Know About Total Joint Replacements and ASCs,” Becker’s ASC Review, January 15, 2021.

  • Shayna L. Henry, PhD, et al., “E-SCOPE: A Strategic Approach to Identify and Accelerate Implementation of Evidence-based Best Practices,” Medical Care, October 2019; Christine T. Chambers, “From Evidence to Influence: Dissemination and Implementation of Scientific Knowledge for Improved Pain Research and Management,” PAIN: The Journal of the International Association for the Study of Pain, September 2018.