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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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In early 2015, President Obama announced a $215 million investment in the 2016 budget to revolutionize health improvement efforts and disease treatment. The Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) is a new model of patient-powered research using big data to expedi ...
Authors: Ruth M. Parker, Suzanne Bakken, and Michael S. Wolf
February 02, 2016
Imagine going into a grocery store, purchasing three bags full of food, and discarding one of the bags you just purchased in the nearest garbage can as you leave the store. Does that sound ridiculous? Of course it does. But, in essence, that’s what happens eve ...
Authors: Frank Yiannas
January 27, 2016
Recognizing the need for greater attention worldwide to noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, implementers are increasingly putting NCD programs in place. This effort is yielding practice-based experiences and evidence th ...
Authors: Kate Greene, Natasha Sakolsky, Jessica Daly, Rebecca Dirks, Constance Kekihembo, Miriam Rabkin, and Heather White
January 15, 2016
Revisiting the Common Rule and Continuous Improvement in Health Care: A Learning Health System Perspective
Development of this paper was proposed during discussions of the NAM Clinical Effectiveness Research Innovation Collaborative, in which several of the authors are participants. Due to our affiliation, we use a learning health system perspective, especially as ...
Authors: Richard Platt, Christopher Dezii, Barbara Evans, Jonathan Finkelstein, Don Goldmann, Susan Huang, Gregg Meyer, Heather Pierce, Veronique Roger, Lucy Savitz, and Harry Selker
December 30, 2015
The authors gave a presentation at an Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Health Literacy workshop titled “Health Literacy and Palliative Care” in July 2015. The presentations highlighted the experience of the health care system for those who need palliative c ...
Authors: Beverly Alves and Diane Meier
December 03, 2015
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