​​​​Rapid Analytics Unit

The Rapid Analytics Unit conducts focused analyses and applied research studies that have operational impact for The Permanente Medical Group (TPMG). This unit, located within the Division of Research, collaborates with TPMG physicians to provide a utility for rapid-turnaround projects on high-priority topics in specialty and primary care. Projects are selected with the guidance of TPMG executives in collaboration with clinical chiefs. Typical projects by this unit take up to 12 months to complete and use only existing computerized data.

In addition to conducting focused analytic projects, this unit's research scientists and programmer/analysts help physicians implement research questions designated as high priority by regional executives and clinical program leaders.

Examples of projects include:

  • Rapid case ascertainment of testicular cancer to support regional networking of care
  • Teleneurology for rapid treatment of stroke: Evaluation of a new program
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia: Algorithms to identify potential cases