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Innovation

From our earliest beginnings, everything we do at Kaiser Permanente has been influenced by our determination to be more efficient, accurate, and effective. From green design and materials to groundbreaking technologies and expansive research projects, Kaiser Permanente is on the leading edge of innovation—and not just in the health care industry. Our resources, scope, and reputation allow us to partner with experts across the country and around the world so that we can share our knowledge, learn from each other, set new directions, and continue to inspire new growth. Here are some examples of how we inspire new thinking every day.

Electronic medical record – Known internally as KP HealthConnect®, Kaiser Permanente's highly sophisticated and integrated information management and care delivery system is one of the largest systems of its kind in the world. This award-winning technology advances care while safeguarding our members’ and patients’ personal information.

Research –Research transforms theories into facts and ideas into lifesaving solutions. Our commitment to research is evident in the more than 2,000 projects in progress at any one time.

Green design – Kaiser Permanente’s work in designing and defining green building strategies has been nationally recognized. No wonder we’ve made green the new black.

Garfield Center for Innovation – Unique in the health care industry, the Garfield Center in San Leandro, California, is a living laboratory used for testing contemporary designs, procedures, technologies, and more.

Center for Total Health – Located in Washington, DC, this unique educational venue is a place to talk about all facets of health and well-being. Featuring displays, activities, and interactive exhibits, the center provides a memorable experience for anyone interested in joining the conversation.