December 20, 2019

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii recognized nationally for quality

Kaiser Permanente is the top performer in Hawaii in 57 HEDIS measures of care.

HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s commercial plan leads the state in breast and cervical cancer screenings, prenatal care, comprehensive diabetes care, and childhood immunizations according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance Quality Compass. (Quality Compass® is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance, or NCQA.) The state’s largest integrated care organization is the top performer in 57 HEDIS® measures of care, more than any other health plan in Hawaii as evaluated as part of the Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii was also rated in the top 10 health plans nationally in 16 quality measures, including statin therapy for patients with diabetes, follow-up after hospitalization for mental health issues, and comprehensive diabetes care relating to kidney disease monitoring.

“This national recognition validates the tremendous dedication of our staff and providers along with the benefit of Kaiser Permanente’s coordinated and integrated model of care,” said Linda Puu, RN, vice president of quality, safety, and care experience at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii. “We put the patient at the center of all we do, and we are committed to improving the health of the communities we serve for decades to come.”

HEDIS® is one of the health care industry’s most widely used measurement tools. The data represents more than 190 million individuals and is used by more than 90% of America's health plans to measure quality and performance.

About National Committee for Quality Assurance

NCQA is a private, nonprofit organization dedicated to improving health care quality. NCQA accredits and certifies a wide range of health care organizations. It also recognizes clinicians and practices in key areas of performance. NCQA’s Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set (HEDIS®) is the most widely used performance measurement tool in health care. NCQA’s website (ncqa.org) contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at ncqa.org, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org, and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.

About Kaiser Permanente

Kaiser Permanente is committed to helping shape the future of health care. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Founded in Hawaii in 1958, Kaiser Permanente has a mission to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.2 million members in eight states and the District of Columbia. Care for members and patients is focused on their total health and guided by their personal Permanente Medical Group physicians, specialists and team of caregivers. Our expert and caring medical teams are empowered and supported by industry-leading technology advances and tools for health promotion, disease prevention, state-of-the-art care delivery and world-class chronic disease management. Kaiser Permanente is dedicated to care innovations, clinical research, health education and the support of community health.