2005 Vohs Award Winner
Tobacco Dependence Program: A Multifaceted Systems Approach to Reducing Tobacco Use Among Kaiser Permanente Members in
Ali Goldstein, MPH; Scott Gee, MD; Rachelle Mirkin, MPH
The 2005 Vohs Award winner from Northern California employed a multifaceted systems approach to address the single greatest preventive medical problem we face.
2005 Vohs Award Honorable Mention
The Kaiser Permanente Northwest Cardiovascular Risk Factor Management Program: A Model for All
Jodi S Joyce, BS, BSN, MBA; Martina M Fetter, RN; Dean H Klopfenstein, RPh, CDE; Michael K Nash, BS
This 2005 Vohs Honorable Mention is a centralized, multidisciplinary, proactive clinical management intervention using computer-stored data to identify eligible members with multiple interrelated cardiovascular risk traits.
2004 Lawrence New Project Award Winner
Perinatal Patient Safety Project
Julie Nunes, RN, MS, CPHRM; Sharon McFerran, RN, PhD, CPHQ
The 2004 Lawrence Patient Safety New Project Award-winning project, presented here, drew upon a multitude of theories, disciplines, and industries to create high-reliability perinatal units.
2004 Lawrence Transfer Award Winner
KP Northwest Preoperative Briefing Project
Maureen Ann Wright, MD
The 2004 Lawrence Patient Safety Transfer Award-winning project, presented here, was developed by the KPNW Patient Safety Team as a way to transform the patient safety culture in the KPNW's operating suites and to reduce the number of errors.
Pain Management Doesn't have to be a Pain: Working and Communicating Effectively with Patients who have Chronic Pain
Christine E Whitten, MD; Christine M Evans, PhD; Kristene Cristobal, MS
In direct "how-to" language and with attention to psychological and cultural aspects, this presentation describes the evaluation and management of a pervasive aspect of medical practice.
The Electronic Health Record "Toolbox"
Michael A Krall, MD
Using case examples, this article describes and gives brief instruction in the tools of the KP HealthConnect toolbox.
In December 2004, The Permanente Journal and the Care Management Institute joined together to sponsor the Evidence-Based Medicine Symposium in Costa Mesa, California. The presenters were invited to contribute to this Journal symposium to diffuse their learnings.
Acquiring Evidence--Tips for Effective Literature Searching
Sara Pimental, MLIS, AHIP
Balance Sheets: Tools to Inform Changes in Practice
Matt Handley, MD
From Evidence to Outcomes: Implementing Clinically Effective and Cost-Efficient Population-Based Interventions
R James Dudl, MD; Michelle Wong, MPH, MPP
Evidence-Based Medicine and Population-Based Care: Caring for Patients with Heart Failure
Anthony Steimle, MD, FACC
Sharing Clinical Decisions by Discussing Evidence with Patients
David Price, MD, FAAFP
Diffusing Innovation in Your Practice
KP Evidence-Based Medicine in the Community
Winston FWong, MD
Paul H Barrett, MD, MSPH; Grant Okawa, MD; Jill Bowman, BS
Big Doctoring in America: Profiles in Primary Care
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD; Photographs by John Moses
Review by Linn Getz, MD
Affect Regulation and The Repair of the Self
Allan N Schore
Review by Milton Richlin, PhD
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
Review by Carol A Redding, MA
Final Exit: The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying. 3rd edition
Review by Richard D Della Penna, MD
Women's Primary Health Care: Protocols for Practice. 2nd edition
Winifred L Star, Lisa L Lommel, and Maureen T Shannon, editors
Review by Allison Waczek, MSN, FNP
Tom Janisse, MD
Kevin D Murray, MD
Ira J Levy, MD, FACP, FCCP
Sedona Bronze Dancer
Letitia Fitzpatrick, MA
Beverly Brott, MD