News & Events
Kaiser Permanente Leads the Nation in 13 Medicare Measures
KP again leads the nation among Medicare health plans with the most No. 1s, receiving top marks for the country in 13 out of 37 effectiveness of care measures. That information was released as part of the 2012 National Committee for Quality Assurance's Quality Compass annual report.
KP Medicare Plans Statewide Earn Top Ratings!
Kaiser Permanente's Medicare plans in California again have received an overall rating of 5 stars for parts C and D, the highest rating possible from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).
Through the Medicare Star Quality Rating System, CMS assigns scores of 1 to 5 stars to Medicare plans based on up to 55 quality and service measures.
This is the second year that CMS has awarded such ratings to Medicare plans around the country, and the second year that Kaiser Permanente has the only 5-star rating in California. The new 2013 ratings for the state encompass Kaiser Permanente’s Northern California and Southern California regions.
For more information on 5-star rating, click here.
Our Minor Injury Clinic hours are changing! Appointments are needed for care.
Get the care you need at a time that’s convenient for you by simply calling 408-362-4740. Our appointment and advice nurses will work with you to schedule an appointment, often on the same day.
By scheduling an appointment, you’ll:
• Get the coordinated, quality care that’s right for you.
• Be seen at a time that works for you.
• Avoid possible wait times for drop-in care.
KP San Jose receives an "A"; among safest hospitals nationwide!
Fifteen Kaiser Permanente hospitals in Northern California including, KP San Jose, were honored with an “A” Hospital Safety Score by The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.
They were among 28 Kaiser Permanente hospitals around the country that received the top grade in the safety report, which examined the records of more than 2,600 hospitals in the U.S.
To read more information and see all the KP hospitals that were honored, click here.
To learn more, visit the Hospital Safety Score website.
Kaiser Permanente partners with HBO for The Weight of the Nation
Kaiser Permanente has partnered with HBO, the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes of Health, and the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation to bring The Weight of the Nation campaign to a broad audience.
At the center of The Weight of the Nation is a four-part documentary series, with each part featuring case studies, interviews with experts, and stories from individuals and families struggling with obesity.
HBO will be airing this series at no charge to cable subscribers on May 14-15. Check your local listings for details. The series will also be available free of charge at hbo.com beginning May 14.
Kaiser Permanente on the Go – KP adds iPhone app to its Suite of Mobile Offerings
Kaiser Permanente has launched its iOS health management app, available free of charge in the Apple iTunes store.
The app offers members access to all of the same time-saving and convenient tools they can use through My Health Manager on kp.org. Members can email their providers, check lab test results, order prescription refills, and manage appointments — all from their Apple handheld devices, where and when they choose.
Discover the Benefits of our Pharmacy Mail Order Services
- Convenient and free!
- Prescriptions usually arrive within 7 to 10 days.
- Prescription status may be checked online
- Save money by using the mail order services
- Save time by using our online resources
- May set up automated refill reminders on www.kp.org or call 1-888-218-6245
Stay Connected – WI-FI now at Kaiser Permanente San Jose
Connect your wireless computer or mobile device to the “KP_guest” network and stay connected with work, friends, and family.
The complimentary wireless broadband access is available at the following locations on campus: Hospital, Medical Office Building (Lobby level & 4th Floor), Ambulatory Surgery Center, and the Infusion Clinic. Wi-Fi will be available in more areas soon.
Kaiser Permanente Introduces Portable Electronic Medical Records
Kaiser Permanente is offering members a portable electronic medical record, stored on a flash drive that is small enough to fit into a pocket. Physicians everywhere can access the information if they have a computer. Read more at Kaiser Permanente News Center or download Portable Electronic Medical Record PDF.
Pick up your flash drive in San Jose at the Medical Secretaries department, in the Lobby of the Medical Office Building.
For additional news, visit the Kaiser Permanente News Center
Last updated on 1/7/2013.