Group Health Research Institute—our story told in video

Learn through short, compelling videos how Group Health patients and others benefit from evidence-based medicine—translated from the Institute’s rigorous science—and why Group Health is known for consistently providing innovative, yet appropriate, care.

Videos by category

Group Health Research Institute background

Research in action at Group Health
See how our research benefits patients at Group Health and beyond.

Showcased studies

Play video: e-Care is like having a dietitian in your pocket
1:40 minutes
e-Care is like having a dietitian in your pocket
New online care from dietitians helps control weight, in Group Health's e-Care for Heart Wellness study. March 2014

News release about study

 
Play video: Nurse navigators help Group Health patients with cancer
2:50 minutes
Nurse navigators help Group Health patients with cancer
When Group Health patients received support from a nurse navigator soon after a cancer diagnosis, they had better experiences and fewer problems with their care. November 2013

News release about study

 
Play video: How is breast MRI being used?
3:42 minutes
How is breast MRI being used?
Use of breast MRI is rising nationally—but with some overuse and underuse, Karen Wernli, PhD, found in a Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium study in JAMA Internal Medicine. November 2013

News release about study

 
Play video: Engaging Group Health patients with decision aids
2:21 minutes
Patients make informed decisions about their care
Here is one Group Health patient’s journey: using decision aids for arthritis treatment. September 2012

News release about study

 
Play video: Makenzie's struggle to stay healthy
2:53 minutes
Obesity research: Creating healthier families
See how one Group Health child’s family learned to live a healthier life through the Family Wellness Program. August 2012

Newsletter article

 
Play video: Learning Health System
14:13 minutes
A ‘learning health system’ moves from idea to action
Health plan leaders and researchers discuss learning health systems at the HMO Research Network’s 2012 conference. August 2012

News release about study

 
Play video: Cost-effectiveness of TEAMcare
1:21 minutes
Team care of chronic diseases seems cost-effective
A Group Health–University of Washington randomized controlled trial shows the collaborative TEAMcare program for people with depression and either diabetes, heart disease, or both saved as much as $594 per patient in outpatient costs over two years. May 2012

News release about study

 
Play video: Yoga and stretching help back pain video
2:14 minutes
Yoga and stretching help ease back pain
Yoga and intensive stretching classes were linked to diminished symptoms from chronic low back pain in the largest U.S. randomized controlled trial of yoga to date. Senior Investigator Karen Sherman, PhD, MPH, led the Archives of Internal Medicine study. October 2011

News release about study

 
Play video: Women can expect mammogram false positives over decades
1:52 minutes
Women can expect mammogram ‘false positives’ over decades
Assistant Investigator Rebecca Hubbard, PhD, led this study to help women know what to expect when they get regular screening mammograms over the course of many years—in particular understanding how common false positives are. The Annals of Internal Medicine published the study. October 2011

News release about study

 
Play video: Massage may ease chronic low back pain
2 minutes
Massage may ease chronic low back pain
Massage therapy helps ease chronic low back pain and improve function, according to a randomized controlled trial. Senior Investigator Dan Cherkin, PhD, wrote the Annals of Internal Medicine report. July 2011

News release about study

 
Play video: Innovative team-based care coordination helps patients with multiple diseases
3 minutes
Innovative team-based care coordination helps patients with multiple diseases
Find out how the “TEAMcare” model of care coordination helps patients with depression and either diabetes or heart disease. Affiliate Investigators Elizabeth Lin, MD, MPH, and Wayne Katon, MD, co-wrote the New England Journal of Medicine study with Michael Von Korff, ScD, and others. December 2010

News release about study

 
Play video: Childhood obesity linked to neighborhood social and economic status
3:11 minutes
Childhood obesity linked to neighborhood social and economic status
According to researchers at Seattle Children's Research Institute, Group Health Research Institute, and the UW, children in King County, Washington, are more likely to be obese if they live in socially disadvantaged neighborhoods. Affiliate Investigator H. Mollie Greves Grow, MD, MPH, co-wrote the Social Science and Medicine study GHRI faculty. June 2010

News release about study

 
Play video: Medical home improves primary care and cuts costs
3:58 minutes
Medical home improves primary care and cuts costs
Group Health Research Institute and Group Health have together led the transformation of existing primary care models into the “patient-centered medical home” model that has paid off in several key ways. Health Affairs published the study, led by Associate Investigator Robert Reid, MD, MPH. May 2010

News release about study

 
Play video: Mitigating risk of stroke for people with diabetes
1:22 minutes
Mitigating risk of stroke for people with diabetes
People with diabetes have a greater risk for the most common irregular heartbeat, atrial fibrillation, which can lead to life-threatening problems, particularly stroke. The Journal of General Internal Medicine published the study, by Assistant Investigator Sascha Dublin, MD, PhD. April 2010

News release about study

 
Play video: Meaningful use deepens value of health IT
3:57 minutes
‘Meaningful use’ deepens value of health IT
With federal stimulus dollars invested in health information technology, an evaluation of patient preferences was timely in assessing the patient experience and setting criteria for “meaningful use.” Health Affairs published the study by Associate Investigator James Ralston, MD, MPH. April 2010

News release about study

 
Play video: Reducing risk of opioid overdose
2:17 minutes
Reducing risk of opioid overdose
GHRI published the first-ever study on overdose risk, by dose, among patients receiving prescribed opioids for chronic non‑cancer pain. Senior Investigator Michael Von Korff, ScD, wrote the study, published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The results led to the creation of a Web-based training course to guide health care practitioners. January 2010

News release about study

 
Play video: Dementia research and healthy aging lifestyle implications
2:51 minutes
Dementia research and healthy aging lifestyle implications
Senior Investigator and GHRI Executive Director Eric B. Larson, MD, MPH, co-wrote a Journal of the American Medication Association editorial on the various forms of late-life dementia and healthy aging. December 2009

News release about study

 
Play video: Acupuncture eases chronic low back pain
1:17 minutes
Acupuncture eases chronic low back pain
Acupuncture can help people with chronic low back pain feel less bothered by their symptoms and function better, according to the largest U.S. randomized trial of its kind. The Archives of Internal Medicine published the trial, led by Senior Investigator Dan Cherkin, PhD. May 2009

News release about study

 

Collaboration

Play video: Sharing what works
4:37 minutes
Sharing what works
See how GHRI collaborates with others at Group Health, the University of Washington, Harvard University, Kaiser Permanente, etc.

 

Translation

Play video: Translating findings into clinical practice
3:21 minutes
Translating findings into clinical practice
See how GHRI research springs from patient care and spreads quickly into wider practice.

 

Technology & innovation

Play video: Technology that helps the patient
8:13 minutes
Technology that helps the patient
See how GHRI uses "high tech" to help provide "high touch" health care.

 

Plain language

Play video: Readability in health care communications
3:38 minutes
Readability in health care communications
Learn about plain language in consent forms and other health-related communications from readability expert Jessica Ridpath.

 

Videotaped lectures and speeches

Birnbaum lectures
The Birnbaum Endowed Lecture honors Group Health founders Hilde and Bill Birnbaum's long-term commitment to Group Health and their passion for using research to improve patient care. The annual Birnbaum Lecture video recordings are available from 2008 to 2011.

Other lectures and speeches

Dr. Rob Reid's keynote at Harvard primary care conference
Dr. Rob Reid addressed the Boston primary care community at Harvard Medical School's inaugural Primary Care Innovations Conference.
YouTube

Dr. Ed Wagner’s acceptance speech
Dr. Wagner was a 2007 NCQA Health Quality award winner for improving chronic illness care.
News release