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See how a clinical trial helped Heidi Hayes through treatment for breast cancer See how a clinical trial helped Heidi Hayes through treatment for breast cancer

See how a clinical trial helped Heidi Hayes through treatment for breast cancer

Exploring new ways to improve your care

We'll never stop searching for new and better ways to support your total health - and sharing our discoveries with the world. 


Shaping the future of medicine through research

As one of the nation’s most productive research institutions, we’re always rethinking, measuring, and evolving the way we deliver care and treat illness. That means you get treatment that’s based on the best information available — and care that’s always improving.




Kaiser Permanente research highlights

Expanding treatment options through clinical trials

Clinical trials test and evaluate new ways to prevent and treat health problems — and in many cases, save lives in the process. Many of the most effective, cutting-edge treatments in medicine are the results of clinical trials. Kaiser Permanente members have a unique advantage — our electronic health record system maps their treatment histories with current, relevant clinical trials designed to tackle serious illnesses.


Developing new ways to optimize care

At our Garfield Innovation Center, our teams explore new care solutions through hands-on simulations, prototyping, and testing. Successful initiatives evolve into pilot programs at Kaiser Permanente facilities across the nation — and sometimes even around the world.


Re-imagining the care experience

Many of our facilities use human-centered design to make care even better and more efficient, with features like:

  • More options for checking in — online, in person with a receptionist, or at a kiosk in the waiting area
  • On-site pharmacies, laboratories, imaging departments, and observation spaces
  • Wall-mounted displays linked to tablets to show X-rays and lab results



Training the doctors of tomorrow

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine offers more than a conventional medical education. It immerses students in the Permanente Medicine approach to care — and prepares future physicians to become collaborative, transformative leaders who help communities thrive.


See how prevention is easier in a connected system

Discover why personalized treatment means better care

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