Matthew Holt

Andy Wiesenthal, Kaiser Permanente

Those of you with really long memories may remember that Kaiser had a little kerfuffle with a guy named Justen Deal. As part of that incident, I did a rather unorthodox interview with Andy Wiesenthal from The Permanente Group in 2006 which is still a hell of a read—mostly about the history of how KP got to the Epic decision and where it was in the middle of the installation process.

Fast forward the better part of 5 years. HealthConnect is done. And the pain and not inconsiderable expense is somewhat forgotten. But now it is done, what happens next? A long and somewhat philosophical interview. But a very interesting discussion.

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Just a comment on the now “fully” implemented HealthConnect. It is being used in both in-patient and out-patient settings, but there are some serious limitations. For one thing, all the pharmacy and lab data has not been loaded. KP cut some corners and just went ahead and implemented without a full mapping of their data because they were pressed to “finish” it ASAP. The med groups have also insisted that the alerts for features such as adverse drug reaction be turned off. Just why that happened isn’t clear, but the fact that not all the pharmacy data is not loaded… Read more »

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2 hidden kiosks in Walnut Creek for check in but TPMG and the unions are pushing back against wide implementation. they haven’t been user tested very well and need some work.

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Kaiser’s successful implementationn of HealthConnect is certainly a significant accomplishment and I hate to nit pick but Dr. Wisenthal’s assertion that the system has been installed in “every nook and cranny” of the organization leaves me scratching my head. For example, I am enrolled in Kaiser’s Northern California region and I still can’t make appointments with my allergist online and every time I get an allergy shot I notice that the nursing staff is still recording shot reactions on paper. I’ve also noticed that certain tasks are begging to be automated but are still done the old fashioned way. For… Read more »