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Unit-Based Teams Help KP Achieve Top Medicare Ratings

10/17/2014 Medicare's 2014 5-Star ratings again recognized KP's industry-leading quality and service. Here's how unit-based teams helped KP ace the test. [ STORY ]

Giving Patients a Voice

10/03/2014 Unit-based teams bring the voice of frontline workers, managers and physicians to improving health care at Kaiser Permanente. Some UBTs go one step further and include the patient voice. Find out how they do it. [ STORY ]

Simple Notebook Improves Care

08/19/2014 By taking the time to find out patient preferences, unit assistants help patients keep their critical post-discharge appointments—and help KP avoid tens of thousands of dollars in readmission costs [ SNAPSHOT ]

Walk Against Waste: A How-To

07/07/2014 Waste walks are a good way to find ways to reduce costs while maintaining high quality. Follow along as this slideshow guides you through a waste walk that took place at San Jose Medical Center’s Molecular Genetics Lab in Northern California. [ SLIDESHOW ]

Reaching Out to Reduce High Blood Pressure

05/06/2014 An internal medicine UBT hosts a special monthly clinic for African-American patients with high blood pressure. [ SNAPSHOT ]

How to Zoom From Level 1 to Level 4

03/25/2014 How did one UBT in Georgia zoom from Level 1 to Level 4 in just 10 months? Get some strategic tips on moving up the Path to Performance quickly and building a strong team. [ STORY ]

Allergy Team Helps Screen for Cancer

02/05/2014 Even though hay fever is their specialty, the members of this South San Francisco allergy team helped ensure their patients were up to date on their cancer screenings using simple laminated cards and a script. [ STORY ]

Unlock the Secrets of Performance Improvement

12/19/2013 Virtual UBT fair on December 17, 2013 unlocks the secrets of performance improvement. Listen to the recording of UBT leaders who attended the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's annual forum. [ STORY ]

Want to Reduce Errors? Make It Personal.

07/03/2013 Huddles, tracking and increased accountability help Fresno scanning team reduce errors in electronic medical records. [ SNAPSHOT ]

Sterile Processing Department Makes 'Almost Perfect' Even Better

06/03/2013 Using powerful performance-improvement tools, this sterile processing UBT at West Los Angeles Medical Center virtually eliminates errors instrument trays that can delay surgeries and cause disruption for staff and patients. [ SNAPSHOT ]