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The National Academy of Medicine’s Perspectives platform extends the National Academies’ convening and advising functions by providing a venue for leading health, medical, science, and policy experts to reflect on issues and opportunities important to the advancement of health, health care, and biomedical science. Perspectives are individually-authored papers that do not reflect consensus positions of the NAM, the National Academies, or the authors’ organizations. They are not reports of the National Academies.
Perspectives come in two forms: commentaries, or brief, op-ed-style opinion pieces; and discussion papers, lengthier peer-reviewed articles that present research, summarize literature, report on field activities, or consider approaches to progress. Authors are not paid, and submissions must be invited by the NAM.
Perspectives are intended to advance the field by spotlighting innovative ideas; sharing information, expertise, and best practices; and promoting dialogue and collaboration among stakeholders. They are frequently cited in media; referenced in academic publications; used as background documents for meetings; adopted in course materials or organizational toolkits; and used as position statements by stakeholder groups, among other outcomes. They are the #1 driver of traffic to NAM.edu.
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Accelerating Precision Health by Applying the Lessons Learned from Direct-to-Consumer Genomics to Digital Health Technologies
Emerging Opportunities for Digital Health Digital health technologies have emerged in recent years, providing opportunities for engaging with consumers and integrating with the health care system to realize precision medicine, defined as “an evidence-based app ...
Authors: Joyce Y. Tung, Ryan J. Shaw, Jill M. Hagenkord, Meredith Hackmann, Marion Muller, Sarah H. Beachy, Victoria M. Pratt, Sharon F. Terry, Ann K. Cashion, and Geoffrey S. Ginsburg
March 19, 2018
The Health Care Career Pipeline: A Program Director’s Reflection on Extending the Resources of the University to the Minority Student Community
A journey that begins with a single aspiration to pursue a health care career and concludes with the actual achievement of a degree is filled with challenges, lessons, unexpected detours, and reflection. This discussion will address the need to have programs t ...
Authors: Shaneah M. Taylor
March 19, 2018
Today’s children face serious health risks tied to poor nutrition. A recent study predicted that more than 50 percent of today’s children will have obesity by the age of 35 . The increased risk for obesity begins early and is tied to sugary drink consumptio ...
Authors: Natalie Digate Muth
March 05, 2018
Introduction A range of factors drives clinician burnout, including workload, time pressure, clerical burden, and professional isolation . Clerical burden, especially documentation of care and order entry, is a major driver of clinician burnout. Recent stud ...
Authors: Alexander K. Ommaya, Pamela F. Cipriano, David B. Hoyt, Keith A Horvath, Paul Tang, Harold L. Paz, Mark S. DeFrancesco, Susan T. Hingle, Sam Butler, and Christine A. Sinsky
January 29, 2018
A Journey to Construct an All-Encompassing Conceptual Model of Factors Affecting Clinician Well-Being and Resilience
Introduction In 1999, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its landmark report, To Err Is Human: Building a Safer Health System , which revealed that a significant number of people die annually from medical errors. The report spurred two decades of acti ...
Authors: Timothy Brigham, Connie Barden, Anna Legreid Dopp, Art Hengerer, Jay Kaplan, Beverly Malone, Christina Martin, Matthew McHugh, and Lois Margaret Nora
January 29, 2018
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