National Academy of Medicine

Opportunity Knocks: Population Health in State Innovation Models

In this discussion paper, the authors describe an emerging opportunity for reorienting the way we pay for health in the
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Treating a Chronic Condition: Efforts to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions at U.S. Hospitals

In 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) reported that the 30-day, all-cau
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The Business Role in Improving Health: Beyond Social Responsibility

Although there is growing understanding that fundamental population health improvement will require multisectoral par
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A Bold Proposal for Advancing Population Health

In his discussion paper, Stephen Shortell identifies a key requirement to move us from being a culture of sickness and care to being a c
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Integrating Health Literacy with Health Care Performance Measurement

Health literacy is the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic healt
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A Continuously Learning Health Care System in the United States

The national health care system is beginning to embrace the idea of a continuously learning health care system, as propo
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Bringing a Systems Approach to Health

This Discussion Paper, “Bringing a Systems Approach to Health,” illustrates instances in which systems-based interventions have promot
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