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Being a leading health care provider is more than just helping people be well. Health care is multi-faceted, and improving all aspects of it means approaching solutions from every angle. This site shares the many ways we push the boundaries of what’s possible for health care in order to make it better, more affordable, more reliable, and safer.

You’ll see how we invest dollars to save dollars in the long run. You’ll see how we translate science into advanced care practices that lead to better health outcomes and reduced costs. You’ll read about the sustainable solutions we’ve implemented to drive change within our own system, and the ways we’re contributing to health care reform solutions on a regional and national level.

Innovation in Health Care

Spokane’s Medical Magnetism Attracts Tomorrow’s Doctors

Dr. Michael Soman talks about how Spokane, WA has become a thriving nexus of medical education, and how Group Health is in the thick of the action as a top choice for learning how to practice family medicine.

Innovation in Health Care

Meet CareUnity, Spokane’s ACO

Kelly Stanford introduces CareUnity, Spokane's accountable care organization (ACO) between Group Health and Providence Health Care.

Innovation in Health Care

Big Data’s Role in the Future of Health Care

As the volume of health care information expands exponentially every day, so does the potential for using that data to pinpoint successes and disappointments, then sharing that learning to improve patient outcomes and reduce costs.

Innovation in Health Care

The Next Chapter in Workplace Wellness

A new study demonstrates the significant return on investment for workplace wellness programs, particularly in dealing with chronic illnesses.

Group Health Research

Two Spine Surgeons are Three Times Safer than One

A new team approach has improved safety—reducing rates of major complications by two thirds—for complex spinal reconstructive surgery for spinal deformity in adult Group Health patients at Virginia Mason Hospital & Seattle Medical Center.

Innovation in Health Care

Good Health Takes a Village

Group Health enlists its members to help design the new role of community resource specialists who will help members connect with community resources, set goals related to using those resources, and establishing healthier habits and behaviors for the long term.

Health Care Reform

Smarter Health Plans Lead to Healthier Employees

Group Health's Bob O'Brien, Executive Vice President of Health Plan Division, shares how employers can contain soaring health care costs and keep employees healthier by partnering with their health care insurer to create a smarter approach to coverage with value-based benefit design (VBBD).

Innovation in Health Care

Quality Health Care: How Puget Sound Providers Stack Up

Group Health Cooperative had the highest overall quality performance with 17 “above average” ratings and only one “below average” rating in the Washington Health Alliance Community Checkup.

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