Incoming Remarks


G. Richard Holt, MD

Perm J 2022;26:22.996 • E-pub: 04/05/2022 •

Author Affiliations
G. Richard Holt, MD, MSE, MPH, MABE, D Bioethics
The Permanente Journal
Professor Emeritus, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA
Associate Professor of Clinical and Applied Science Education
University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX, USA

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I am honored to accept the stewardship of The Permanente Journal (TPJ) from Dr. Tarnoff, who has served the journal with distinction and professionalism for 2 years. The role of editor-in-chief of a medical journal requires a keen appreciation of the efforts of the dedicated editorial team, editors and editorial board members, and reviewers, all of whom contribute significantly to the successful publishing of excellent, peer-reviewed applied research and clinical care articles. We especially appreciate the authors who submit their valued manuscripts to the care and disposition of TPJ, recognizing the challenging work required by them to reach publication.

This issue of TPJ marks the transition from publishing a general medical journal to that of a reimagined journal, with new primary content focused on the following topics:

  • health care delivery and delivery science
  • integrated health delivery systems
  • value-based and high-value clinical care
  • health services research.

Additionally, TPJ’s new content will emphasize diversity, equity, and inclusion in medicine, health care disparities, outcomes and quality of care, and clinical care standards that exemplify the aims and goals of TPJ.

As we transition to the new content in the next issue (26:2), we will not only be launching a new website, but also introducing new journal topic headings as well as an outreach program to identify and encourage potential authors to contribute manuscripts within the new content headings. The editorial team and I look forward to collaborating with you as we relaunch The Permanente Journal’s contributions to innovations in health care delivery and value-based health care.


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