National Academy of Medicine

Understanding What Employers Are Up To: Think Managed Consumerism, Not Exit

Employers have a major impact on the U.S. health care system through their sponsorship of health benefits for
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The Future of Nursing: A Look Back at the Landmark IOM Report

Three years ago, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released its landmark report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Adv
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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
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Improved Patient Outcomes in 3 Years with a System of Cure for Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus (DM) and associated complications are increasing in the United States, with prevalence up 40
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Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care

This Discussion Paper, “Core Principles & Values of Effective Team-Based Health Care,” presents basic princi
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Less Is More

The United States has the most technologically advanced health care system in the world. Although we spend far more on health care than any other country in the world, we
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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 W
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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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