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Delivering high quality care and innovation.
As leaders around the country are grappling with health care's big problems and searching for bold solutions, their eyes are on Group Health. Since its founding in 1947, Group Health has defied assumptions and delivered an integrated approach to care and coverage focused on improving health. In recent years, it was among the first to embrace electronic medical records and secure e-mail between patient and provider.
With its health scientists at the Group Health Research Institute, the organization's physicians and leaders are continuously discovering and disseminating new ways to improve health and health care for all. And the Group Health Foundation Partnership for Innovation program funds proposals focused on improving care, reducing costs, and increasing patient satisfaction.
Nonprofit, consumer-governed Group Health brings together care, coverage, research, philanthropy, and education to serve its patients and create healthier communities.
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The American Medical Group Association (AMGA) award recognized Group Health for years of innovative work
and improvements that led to organizational transformation.
According to NCQA's Health Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011, Medicare, Group Health is consistently maintaining its high quality.
Group Health's private plan is the only one in the state that is ranked in the top 50 nationally, according to NCQA's Health Plan Insurance Plan Rankings 2010-2011, Private.
"The patient-centered medical home promises to improve health and health care," said NCQA President Margaret E. O'Kane. "The active, ongoing relationship between a patient and a physician in medical homes fosters an all-too-rare goal in care: staying healthy and preventing illness in the first place. PPC-PCMH Recognition shows that Group Health Medical Centers has tools, systems, and resources to provide their patients with the right care at the right time." *
Group Health received the greatest number of "above average" ratings in the Puget Sound Health Alliance's (PSHA) annual Community Checkup in 2009 and 2010.
The National Business Coalition on Health recognized the Group Health initiative focused on reducing unnecessary hospital admissions and improving care transitions.
Sixty Group Health doctors were named by their peers as the best in their fields in the 2010 "Top Doctors" issues of Seattle, Seattle Metropolitan, Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Living, 425, and South Sound.
In the September 2009 issue of a leading consumer magazine, Group Health ranked higher in a biennial reader survey than any other HMO in the country.
*Patient Centered Medical Home™ is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance.