National Academy of Medicine

Care Transformation at Emory Hospital

The Institute of Medicine’s (IOM’s) release of the reports To Err is Human and Crossing the Quality Chasm in 1999 and 2001, respectively, were mar
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2012 – Trying to Practice What I Preached: Helping My Parents at the End of Their Lives

Once again, the challenge of how to constrain rising health care expenditures has caught the public inter
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Aligning Cultural and Financial Incentives for Clinical Trials

One session of the November 2011 Institute of Medicine (IOM) workshop Envisioning a Transformed Clinical Trials Enterpris
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Educating the Workforce for a Transformed Clinical Research Enterprise

Health care in America is in crisis. Population health and patient outcomes are deteriorating relative to the res
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Healing Humankind One Patient at a Time

Four years ago, UCLA’s medical center was ranked as an honor-roll hospital by U.S. News and World Report—but our patients would seldom “refer us
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A Path to Accountable Care

With all the attention being paid to emerging accountable care organizations throughout the country, a California model is delivering measurable results. Cat
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Continuous Adoption of Best Practices: The New Normal

The health care field is filled with committed and passionate professionals from all disciplines delivering and improving patient c
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Surgical Complexity Initiative

A basic aim of effective and efficient health care is ensuring the right match between the patient’s condition and the setting for the patient’s care. Wi
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Controlling Costs: A Distinction and Our Choice

Amidst the politicized and polarized debate on health care policy, it is encouraging to know that the goal of this discussion remains unc
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Taking Aim at the Right Targets

Despite past efforts to improve patient safety—and there has been effort and activity aplenty—routine safety processes continue to fail routinely. Poor
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