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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, local public health official Thomas Schlenker describes one state’s creative use of the Medicaid waiver. Through the waiver program, CMS allows states to reallocate funds in ways that improve Medicaid program effectiveness and e ...
Authors: Thomas Schlenker
February 06, 2014
The U.S. population is more diverse than ever before in terms of race, ethnicity, language, socioeconomic status, and education level. In order to adequately serve these changing demographics, health care organizations must provide all persons with the ability ...
Authors: Terri Ann Parnell, Elizabeth C. McCulloch, Jennifer H. Mieres, Fallon Edwards
January 28, 2014
As mobile devices become more popular mobile health applications (mHealth apps) present opportunities to improve health and wellness. However, poorly designed mHealth apps can contribute to the challenges many people have understanding and acting on health inf ...
Authors: Jordan Broderick, Theresa Devine, Ellen Langhans, Andrew J. Lemerise, Silje Lier, Linda Harris
January 28, 2014
Ninety-four percent of U.S. adult social media users with health conditions agree with use of their health data, shared anonymously, to help clinicians improve care, according to a discussion paper available today from the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This str ...
Authors: George C. Halvorson, William D. Novelli
January 23, 2014
In “Social Networking Sites and the Continuously Learning Health System: A Survey,” the authors report findings that 94 percent of U.S. adult social media users with health conditions strongly endorse sharing their health data anonymously to help i ...
Authors: Francisco Grajales, David Clifford, Peter Loupos, Sally Okun, Samantha Quattrone, Melissa Simon, Paul Wicks, Diedtra Henderson
January 23, 2014
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