Delivery Science Grants Program 

The Delivery Science Grants Program fosters projects that have high impact on health care delivery in areas of strategic priority for Kaiser Permanente. Among the criteria for selecting projects for support from this program are:

  • Will the results change clinical practice or programmatic approaches?
  • Will the findings provide broadly useful lessons about processes of care or the use of new technology?
  • Will publication of the findings enhance Kaiser Permanente’s reputation in a high-priority area?

To be eligible for funding, projects must have the support and collaboration of clinical program leaders. Ideas are selected for development and funding with the input of executives of The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). A proposed project must be co-led by a TPMG physician and a Division of Research scientist. The program supports projects of up to 24 months in length and up to $250,000 in direct costs.

Examples of projects include:

  • Video visits: Patient experiences
  • Pulmonary embolism in the emergency department: Real-time decision support algorithms
  • Lung nodules: Practice patterns and potential quality gaps

Ongoing Projects

A randomized, double-blind noninferiority trial of adductor canal catheters for postoperative pain management among patients undergoing elective unilateral total knee arthroplasty.
Adrian Hinman, Andy Avins. Surgery Orthopedic. DSRP. Ongoing.

Assessment of fracture prevention quality measures.
Kendal Hamann, Joan Lo. AFM. DSRP. Ongoing.

Colorectal cancer screening in African-American patients.
TR Levin. AFM. DSRP. Ongoing.

Electronic inbasket strategies.
Jeff East, Mark Moeller, Tracy Lieu. AFM. DSRP. Ongoing.

Evaluating outcomes and efficiency of consolidated multidisciplinary care for head and neck cancer.
Charles Meltzer, Lori Sakoda. Oncology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Evaluation of the Achieving Depression and Anxiety Patient Centered Treatment (ADAPT PLUS) Program as a model for immediate care delivery to outpatients with depression and anxiety.
Kathryn Erickson-Ridout, Connie Weisner. Mental Health. DSRP. Ongoing.

Genetic testing of women with hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome.
Bethan Powell, Larry Kushi. Oncology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Improving Outcomes and Care Experience among Dual Eligible Members: The Role of Health System Factors.
Somalee Banerjee, Alyce Adams. AFM. DSRP. Ongoing.

Improving risk stratification of E.D. patients with acute heart failure: external validation of the STRATIFY tool.
Dana Sax, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. DSRP. Ongoing.

KP-specific cardiac history and risk summaries: standardizing Emergency Work-ups Around Risk Data (STEWARD) Chest Pain Project - Phase 3.
Dustin Mark, Mary Reed. Emergency Medicine. DSRP. Ongoing.

Mobile health mindfulness in cancer palliative care.
Tatjana Kolevska, Yan Li, Ai Kubo. Oncology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI).
Andrea Rubinstein, Cynthia Campbell. AFM. DSRP. Ongoing.

Outcomes of door-to-needle times in stroke patients.
Alex Flint, Jeff Klingman, Mai Nguyen-Huynh. Neurology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Patient reported outcomes in pancreatic cancer.
Piyush Srivastava, Stephen Van Den Eeden. Oncology. DSRP. Ongoing.

PRognostic Information SysteM (PRISM): refinement and testing in actual practice.
David Baer,Tracy Lieu. Oncology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Regionalization of testicular cancer.
Andrea Harzstark, Lisa Herrinton. Oncology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Screening for adverse childhood experiences in pediatric primary care.
Paul Espinas, Stacy Sterling. Pediatrics. DSRP. Ongoing.

Tele-dermatology to diagnose rash.
Sangeeta Marwaha, Lisa Herrinton. Dermatology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Transcatheter aortic valve replacement – Personalizing risk for quality of life, developing complications, total mortality, and utilization (TAVR - PREDICT) Study.
Ed McNulty, Alan Go. Cardiology. DSRP. Ongoing.

Use and outcomes of CT angiography.
Jamal Rana, Alan Go. Cardiology. DSRP. Ongoing.

To check out the program’s most recent request for applications, click this link.