From UCSF to Kaiser Permanente: What’s Different About Integrated Health Plan and Delivery System?

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Andrew Bindman, professor emeritus at UCSF and executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Permanente, takes a look at healthcare quality and access, drawing on his vast experiences from serving as a PCP at ZSFG to shaping national health policy during the Obama administration to his current role as CMO of Kaiser. He will share his insights from his personal journey and experiences from ZSFG to the national stage to Kaiser and describe the inner workings of an integrated health plan and medical group.

Andrew Bindman, MD, is executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Permanente. In this role, he focuses on the integration of quality innovation, care delivery, and research for KP. He is also executive sponsor for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.

Andrew previously spent more than 30 years at UCSF, where he practiced and taught clinical medicine while conducting research in health access and outcomes that resulted in more than 200 published scientific articles. A noted national health policy expert, he has held advisory and leadership roles for the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). He helped draft legislative language for the Affordable Care Act. He served as director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) from 2016 until the end of the Obama administration.

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Bob Wachter: Introduction
00:02:53-00:59:40 – Andrew Bindman, MD (executive vice president and chief medical officer for Kaiser Permanente)
Bob Wachter: Closing

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  1. I have been very disappointed with the KP system. I have multiple health issues that they don’t seem to have any knowledge about including nutrition (including diabetes, gut issues, and nervous system disorders. I have basically been teaching myself about these issues using sites light UCSF, Stanford, etc. and can’t understand how so much information is available within a hundred mile radius, not to mention having a computer right next to you, and how far behind the medical field is in dealing with these issues. It took me a long time to figure out that I probably know more about these things than most of my drs. Know. I’m not being arrogant; just stating the facts. I would hope that you will become part of the solution rather than more of the problem. These drs. should be going to ongoing seminars and incorporating new knowledge all the time. I was a teacher in my last life and we always went to seminars and incorporated new ideas into teaching; I don’t see that at Kaiser at all!

  2. Have you planned for open windows with screens for medical conference rooms ? does safety increase with high ceilings ?

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