National Academy of Medicine

Toward Realizing an Ideal National Biosurveillance System

In October 2007, HSPD 21 called for a nationwide biosurveillance capability. Biosurveillance “in the context of human health i
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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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