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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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Return on Information: A Standard Model for Assessing Institutional Return on Electronic Health Records
In “Return on Information: A Standard Model for Assessing Institutional Return on Electronic Health Records,” the authors propose an evaluation model for health system management teams and clinicians to use in calculating the financial implications ...
Authors: Julia Adler-Milstein, Gregory Daniel, Claudia Grossmann, Chad Mulvany, Rachel Nelson, Eric Pan, Valerie Rohrbach, Jonathan Perlin
January 06, 2014
As health plans, hospitals, doctors, and others work together to transform U.S health care into a system that delivers greater value to all Americans, we are increasingly partnering to design and implement new models of care that yield consistently higher qual ...
Authors: Scott P. Serota
December 06, 2013
In this discussion paper, Adler and colleagues argue that research and action must go hand in hand in the movement for population health improvement. Their paper traces the integrative and rapidly evolving nature of recent developments in the field, with incre ...
Authors: Nancy Adler, Christine Bachrach, Dorothy Daley, Michelle Frisco
December 03, 2013
Promoting Rigorous Interdisciplinary Research and Building an Evidence Base to Inform Health Care Learning, Practice, and Policy
The Institute of Medicine (IOM) established the Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care to accelerate the advancement and application of science to achieve the best possible health and health care outcomes and value for Americans. The work of the ...
Authors: Mary D. Naylor
November 15, 2013
In this discussion paper, Teutsch, Chokshi, Stine and Fielding propose using a summary measure of population health, the Health-Adjusted Life Expectancy or HALE, as tool to integrate or unite the public health focus on geographic populations and the clinical f ...
Authors: Steven M. Teutsch, Dave A. Chokshi, Nicholas W. Stine, Jonathan E. Fielding
October 25, 2013
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