November 25, 2020

Kaiser Permanente leads Hawaii in 61 care measures

The health plan is also among the top 10 highest performing in the United States for 24 measures.

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HONOLULU — Kaiser Permanente Hawaii’s commercial plan leads the state in 61 Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set® measures of care quality including those for breast and cervical cancer screenings, prenatal care, comprehensive diabetes care, controlling high blood pressure, and childhood immunizations according to the National Committee for Quality Assurance Quality Compass.

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii was also rated in the top 10 health plans nationally for 24 care quality measures, including statin therapy for patients with diabetes, prenatal and postpartum care, breast cancer screening, weight assessment and counseling for nutrition and physical activity for children, and comprehensive diabetes care relating to kidney disease monitoring.

“This national recognition validates the tremendous dedication of our staff and providers to provide high-quality, coordinated care to our members,” said Susan Wilson, assistant administrator of quality 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 191 million individuals and is used by more than 90% of America's health plans to measure quality and performance.

Note on Kaiser Permanente 2020 HEDIS® scores: Benchmarks provided by the NCQA Quality Compass®. The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass 2020 and is used with the permission of NCQA. Quality Compass 2020 includes certain Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass® and HEDIS® are registered trademarks of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
 

About NCQA

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 contains information to help consumers, employers and others make more informed health care choices. NCQA can be found online at https://www.ncqa.org/, on Twitter @ncqa, on Facebook at facebook.com/NCQA.org/ and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/ncqa.

About Kaiser Permanente

For 75 years, Kaiser Permanente has been committed to shaping the future of health and health care — and helping our members, patients, and communities experience more healthy years. We are recognized as one of America’s leading health care providers and not-for-profit health plans. Since July 21, 1945, Kaiser Permanente’s mission has been to provide high-quality, affordable health care services and to improve the health of our members and the communities we serve. We currently serve 12.4 million members in 8 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.