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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 this discussion paper, David Classen, M.D., M.S., from the University of Utah School of Medicine and Pascal Metrics, a patient safety organization, describes how user experiences with Electronic Health Record systems from commercial vendors could be made pu ...
Authors: David Classen
January 24, 2013
Equity is not a contemporary concept. The Oxford English Dictionary defines equity as “the quality of being fair and impartial: equity of treatment. A branch of law that developed alongside common law in order to remedy some of its defects in fairness and just ...
Authors: Allan Goldberg
January 18, 2013
Strengthening Mechanisms to Prioritize, Coordinate, Finance, and Execute R&D to Meet Health Needs in Developing Countries
In response to issues raised in the report of the World Health Organization (WHO)-affiliated Consultative Expert Working Group (CEWG) on research and development (R&D) financing and coordination and the desire of the U.S. government to obtain a wide range ...
Authors: Peter Hotez, Rachel Cohen, Carol Mimura, Tadataka Yamada, Stephen L. Hoffman, Deepali M. Patel
January 16, 2013
Harmonizing Reporting on Potential Conflicts of Interest: A Common Disclosure Process for Health Care and Life Sciences
“Harmonizing Reporting on Potential Conflicts of Interest” comes in response to the current state of complexity in reporting conflict of interest in health care and life sciences research. Developed by individual participants in a joint activity of ...
Authors: Allen Lichter, Ross McKinney, Timothy Anderson, Erica Breese, Niall Brennan, David Butler, Eric Campbell, Susan Chimonas, Guy Chisolm, Christopher Clark, Milton Corn, Allan Coukell, Diane Dean, Susan Eringhaus, Phil Fontanarosa, Mark Frankel, Ray Hutchinson, Timothy Jost, Norm Kahn, Christine Laine, Mary LaLonde, Lorna Lynn, Patrick McCormick, Pamela Miller, Heather Pierce, Jill Hartzler Warner, Paul Weber, Dorit Zuk, Adam C. Berger, Isabelle Von Kohorn
November 27, 2012
More than a decade ago, the board of directors and executive leaders of Virginia Mason (VM) Health System in Seattle, WA, held a series of meetings to determine the future direction of the organization. It was a new century, we had a new CEO, and the Institute ...
Authors: Gary S. Kaplan
November 16, 2012
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