32 episodes

Physician leaders of the Permanente Medical Groups at Kaiser Permanente and other industry thought leaders come together to discuss solutions to health care, transformational innovation within the industry, and the future of medicine. Join host Chris Grant, EVP and COO of The Permanente Federation, and his guests as they seek the answer to health, health care, and physician wellness in America.

Permanente Medicine Podcast The Permanente Federation

    • Health & Fitness
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

Physician leaders of the Permanente Medical Groups at Kaiser Permanente and other industry thought leaders come together to discuss solutions to health care, transformational innovation within the industry, and the future of medicine. Join host Chris Grant, EVP and COO of The Permanente Federation, and his guests as they seek the answer to health, health care, and physician wellness in America.

    Ep. 32: Championing excellence in Permanente Medicine with Drs. Maria Ansari and Ramin Davidoff

    Ep. 32: Championing excellence in Permanente Medicine with Drs. Maria Ansari and Ramin Davidoff

    The Permanente Medicine Podcast kicks off its 2024 season with this special extended episode featuring The Permanente Federation co-CEOs Maria Ansari, MD, FACC, and Ramin Davidoff, MD. Join the conversation with host Chris Grant, the Federation's chief operating officer, as the two physician executives share their leadership insights and vision for excellence when it comes to advancing the practice of Permanente Medicine. Dr. Ansari and Dr. Davidoff offer a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their co-CEO partnership and delve into some of the critical work taking place throughout the Permanente Medical Groups around improving patient outcomes, maintaining a human touch while adopting new technology, and supporting physician well-being, as the medical groups care for more than 12.5 million Kaiser Permanente members. 

    • 41 min
    Ep. 31: Navigating change and challenges facing health care with Dr. Maria Ansari

    Ep. 31: Navigating change and challenges facing health care with Dr. Maria Ansari

    Through her first 100 days as co-CEO of The Permanente Federation and executive leader of 2 Permanente Medical Groups, Maria Ansari, MD, FACC, has been at the center of critical discussions focused on the present and future of health care. In this bonus episode of the Permanente Medicine Podcast,  Dr. Ansari offers a glimpse into her areas of focus while supporting the work of nearly 24,000 Permanente physicians and 80,000 staff who serve 12.6 million Kaiser Permanente members.  She also shares some of her keys to navigating this transformational period in medicine while championing Kaiser Permanente’s model for value-based integrated care. 

    • 24 min
    Ep. 30: Putting equity, inclusion, and diversity at the center of care delivery with Drs. Nkem Chukwumerije and Ron Copeland

    Ep. 30: Putting equity, inclusion, and diversity at the center of care delivery with Drs. Nkem Chukwumerije and Ron Copeland

    A pandemic, social unrest, natural disasters, and rapid innovation are among the factors that have led health care to reevaluate what it means to provide equitable care. In this last episode of the 2023 season, Nkem Chukwumerije, MD, president and executive medical director of The Southeast Permanente Medical Group , and Ron Copeland, MD, senior vice president of National Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and Policy  for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, join host Chris Grant to discuss Kaiser Permanente’s latest equity, inclusion, and diversity efforts; examine how the medical community can better serve the underserved in health care; and reflect on their personal journeys in equity, inclusion, and diversity. 

    Program notes
    ·       Learn more about Robert Livingston’s PRESS model for promoting racial equity in the workplace
    ·       Find additional details on Kaiser Permanente’s equity principles and Belong@KP 
    ·       Watch a Permanente Live webinar on the future of equitable care

    • 36 min
    Ep. 29: The impact of health innovation on physician well-being with Drs. Ruth Chang and Ed Lee

    Ep. 29: The impact of health innovation on physician well-being with Drs. Ruth Chang and Ed Lee

    Over the last few years, health care has experienced rapid transformation and innovation. These changes have led to the increasing integration of technology into daily medical practices. This evolution brings both benefits and challenges that physicians and medical teams must navigate when caring for patients.

    In this episode of the Permanente Medicine Podcast, host Chris Grant speaks with Ruth Chang, MD, family medicine physician and chief people officer for Northwest Permanente , and Ed Lee, MD, internist and executive vice president for information technology and chief information officer with The Permanente Federation, about the evolving dynamics of technology and its impact in health care. Listen to the discussion, including a look at the factors to consider for supporting physician well-being and analyzing how they fit in with the tremendous health care innovation that has taken place in recent years. 
    Program notes
    Watch a Permanente Live webinar recording: Supporting physician wellness through the COVID-19 pandemicStanford Medicine’s WellMD Professional Fulfillment Model for physician well-beingLearn more about the American Medical Association Health System Program

    • 31 min
    Ep. 28: Creating a better patient experience with advanced care at home with Drs. Vivian Reyes and Margaret Paulson

    Ep. 28: Creating a better patient experience with advanced care at home with Drs. Vivian Reyes and Margaret Paulson

    Emerging from the COVID-19 pandemic, advanced care at home programs have evolved into a promising option for bringing hospital-level care directly to where patients live. In-home hospital-level care has the potential to make care more cost-effective while meeting growing consumer demands. Vivian Reyes, MD, regional medical director of Strategic Hospital Initiatives for The Permanente Medical Group in Northern California, and Margaret Paulson, DO,  medical director for Advanced Care at Home and Home Health with Mayo Clinic, speak with host Chris Grant, chief operating officer of The Permanente Federation, about how these programs are growing and what the future has in store.

    Program notes
    Learn more about Kaiser Permanente Care at HomeView press release for Kaiser Permanente, Mayo Clinic investment in Medically HomeLearn more about Mayo Clinic Advanced Care at Home Advanced Care at Home Coalition

    • 29 min
    Ep. 27: The medical community’s role in promoting firearm safety with Drs. Pavan Somusetty and Garen Wintemute

    Ep. 27: The medical community’s role in promoting firearm safety with Drs. Pavan Somusetty and Garen Wintemute

    So far in 2023, there has been an average of 1 mass shooting a day. In this episode of the Permanente Medicine Podcast, host Chris Grant, chief operating officer of The Permanente Federation, examines the relationship between gun violence and public health. Pavan Somusetty, MD, a psychiatrist specializing in suicide prevention and chief of Mental Health with Northwest Permanente, and Garen Wintemute, MD, director of the Violence Prevention Research Program at University of California, Davis, join the conversation and share their valuable perspectives on how to address this public health crisis of gun violence in America.
    Program notes 
    This episode was recorded in late January and references occurrences specific to that time frame. For more information on the UC Davis Violence Prevention Research Program, visit https://health.ucdavis.edu/vprp/. For more on the Kaiser Permanente Center for Gun Violence Research and Education.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

Health Policy Will ,

An excellent listen for people passionate about medicine and health care

I love a good health care system podcast and this one is fantastic! Many of the others I listen to take on health care from the perspective of journalists or businesspeople, which is valuable, but this is the best podcast out there that talks about systemic health care issues from the physicians’ perspective. Chris is a great host and the production values are high, but it is really the physician guests that blow me away. I particularly enjoyed the episodes on Permanente’s history and the more recent one on quality improvement. I feel smarter every time I listen.

mssoller ,

Great podcast

This is a podcast by doctors and for doctors. And practically for anyone who likes listening to what’s going on in the medical sphere. 100% recommended!

Anchor5154 ,

Thoughtful discussion on some of today’s top issues in medicine

A podcast that brings science and facts to the forefront of important conversations around health care. Informed opinions from doctors and leaders who have their finger on the pulse of what’s happening in medicine.

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