National Academy of Medicine

The Promise of Lean Processes

American health care faces challenges in access, cost, and quality and in marked geographic and socioeconomic variability. While these challenges will req
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Our Learning Health Care System Journey

The policy drivers behind meaningful use are improving quality, enhancing safety, and increasing efficiency in our health care system. In my vie
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A Glide Path to High-Value Health Care

During the first decade of this century, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) played a major role in laying out a vision and strategic direction for c
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Bringing Knowledge Home

In the next 10 years, data and the ability to analyze them will do for doctors’ minds what X-ray and medical imaging have done for their vision. How? By turning
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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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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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