Kaiser Doles Out $7 Million to Safety Net Providers
Kaiser Permanente on Tuesday announced that it has awarded 57 grants totaling $7 million to Northern California public hospitals, clinics and other safety net providers, the San Francisco Business Times reports.
About $5 million of the funding comes from Kaiser's Health IT initiative, which helps clinics and public hospitals purchase new technology.
Another $1 million in funding will allow public hospitals and clinics in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose to use Kaiser's Prevent Heart Attacks and Strokes Everyday program. The PHASE program significantly reduces the frequency of heart attacks and strokes in a low-cost method by identifying and managing at-risk patients, according to Kaiser.
Kaiser said it hopes the grants and new technology will help safety net providers offer high-quality preventive care (Rauber, San Francisco Business Times, 2/6).