National Academy of Medicine

Making the Case for Hastening Progress Toward Health Equity

Health equity has been defined in many ways, but essentially the concept focuses on promoting social justice rather than eco
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Metrics for Comparing User Experiences in Health IT

In this discussion paper, David Classen, M.D., M.S., from the University of Utah School of Medicine and Pascal Metrics, a patient sa
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It Matters How We Define Health Care Equity

Equity is not a contemporary concept. The Oxford English Dictionary defines equity as “the quality of being fair and impartial: equity of tr
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Analytics in Support of Health Care Transformation

We have a good concept of the flawed state of health care, the critical need for change, and the future we want. Patient-centered, pe
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Transforming the Public Health System: What Are We Learning?

While there has been an enormous amount of attention paid to the transformation of the United States Health Care delivery sys
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The Lean Approach to Health Care: Safety, Quality, and Cost

More than a decade ago, the board of directors and executive leaders of Virginia Mason (VM) Health System in Seattle, WA, held
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Rapid Evidence Adoption to Improve Health Outcomes

The translation of new evidence into reliable practice typically takes years and sometimes decades. For interventions with a strong e
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