National Academy of Medicine

The Patient-Centered Medical Home: A Path Toward Health Equity?

Equity was identified as one of the six core dimensions of a high-performing, high-quality health care system in the landm
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The First Step Toward Value-Based Health Care

Pursuit of value-based health care is now the elect aim of health policy in the United States. But caution is needed to avoid affirming Wi
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More Hospitals Begin to Apply Lessons from Seven Pillars Process

When the family of Michelle Malizzo Ballog found out that their daughter’s 2008 death had been caused by a preventable
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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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Demanding Value from Our Health Care: Motivating Patient Action to Reduce Waste in Health Care

Health care costs have doubled as a share of the economy over the past three decades (Mart
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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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Living Virtues of Public Health

In a discussion paper published in January 2012, a group of us at the Institute of Medicine put forward some ideas about the “deadly sins” of public hea
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