National Academy of Medicine

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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Improving Return on Investment in Health Care by Reducing Overuse and Misuse—Large Employers’ Perspectives

As politicians face the disturbing consequences of high health care costs on
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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 re
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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 (Mar
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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 vi
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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 he
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Ten Attributes of Health Literate Health Care Organizations

A wide range of organizations have recognized that having health literate health care organizations benefits not only the 7
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A CEO Checklist for High-Value Health Care

Health care in the United States is at a critical point. Excessive costs are no longer tenable and mediocre outcomes are no longer tolerable
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Healing Humankind One Patient at a Time

Four years ago, UCLA’s medical center was ranked as an honor-roll hospital by U.S. News and World Report—but our patients would seldom “refer u
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The Clinical Trials Enterprise in the United States: A Call for Disruptive Innovation

Over the past decade, the symbiotic relationship between the clinical trials enterprise (CTE) an
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