Media Room

For More Information Contact

For Media Inquiries:

Dana Korsen
Phone:
202-334-2843
Fax:
202-334-2843
E-mail:
dkorsen@nas.edu

Mailing Address

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Health and Medicine Division

500 Fifth St, NW
Washington, DC 20001

News and Announcements

The latest news from HMD, including information about new reports, activities, meetings, and other noteworthy events.


News Release

Health Care Wait Times Vary Greatly Throughout U.S.; New IOM Report Calls for Putting Patients and Families First Using Approaches Applied Successfully in Other Sectors
Released: 6/29/2015

Tremendous variability in wait times for health care appointments exists throughout the U.S., ranging from same day service to several months, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

Report at a Glance

  • Report Brief (PDF)
  • Key-Findings-Recommendations (PDF)
  • Key Principles (PDF)
Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

Fifteen ‘Vital Signs’ for Assessing and Monitoring Progress of the Nation’s Health Identified in New IOM Report
Released: 4/28/2015

A new report from the Institute of Medicine presents 15 “vital signs” or core measures for tracking progress toward improved health and health care in the U.S.

Report at a Glance

  • Report Brief (PDF)
  • Infographic (HTML)
  • Infographic- Print Version (PDF)
  • Recommendations (PDF)
Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

Institute of Medicine Names Four Anniversary Fellows for 2014
Released: 10/20/2014

The Institute of Medicine has selected four outstanding health professionals for the class of 2014 Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellows. Chosen from excellent groups of nominees, they were selected based on their professional qualifications, reputations as scholars, professional accomplishments, and relevance of current field expertise to the work of the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

Six Health Professionals Selected For Competitive RWJF Health Policy Fellows Program at the IOM
Released: 7/15/2013

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) today named the 2013-2014 class of RWJF Health Policy Fellows. Beginning in September, the six health professionals selected will spend a year in Washington, D.C., working on health-related legislative and regulatory issues with members of Congress and the executive branch. They will also engage in seminars and discussions on health policy and participate in leadership development programs.

Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

Federal Agencies Should Take Advantage of Opportunities To Explore Integration of Primary Care and Public Health
Released: 3/28/2012

The traditional separation between primary health care providers and public health professionals is impeding greater success in meeting their shared goal of ensuring the health of populations, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

Report at a Glance

  • Briefing Slides (PDF)
  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Video: Primary Care + Public Health in the Community (HTML)
Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

IOM’s Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care to Convene Workshop on Better Care, Lower Costs, and Better Health
Released: 3/21/2012

The IOM’s Roundtable on Value & Science-Driven Health Care and Blue Shield of California Foundation today announced a joint workshop on measuring progress toward better care, lower costs, and better health for the nation’s population. This workshop will identify challenges, options, and approaches to promoting and aligning existing national, regional, and institutional measurement systems in order to assess these critical facets of health care in the United States.

Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

IOM Report Provides Framework and Tools to Deliver Health Care Effectively During Catastrophic Disasters
Released: 3/21/2012

While most areas of the country have systems in place to handle conventional disasters, such as a plane crash or building collapse, the infrastructure and systems to deliver health care during or following catastrophic situations, such as a widespread disease outbreak or a devastating earthquake, are rudimentary at best, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. The report provides a resource manual to guide health care organizations, public health agencies, first responder teams, and government agencies in delivering care as effectively as possible to the greatest number of people when such disasters occur.

Report at a Glance

  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Public Engagement: Downloadable PowerPoint Briefing Slides (HTML)
  • Public Engagement: Guidebook For Table Facilitators and Note Takers (DOC)
  • Public Engagement: Lead Facilitator Guidebook (DOCX)
  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Public Engagement: Sponsor Guidebook (DOCX)
  • Template 5.1 - State and Local Core Functions for CSC Plan Development (PDF)
  • Template 5.2 - State and Local Core Functions for Implementing CSC Plans (PDF)
  • Template 6.1 - EMS Core Functions CSC Plan Development (PDF)
  • Template 6.2 - EMS Core Functions for Implementing CSC Plans (PDF)
  • Template 7.1 - Hospital Facilities and Providers Core Functions (PDF)
  • Template 8.1 - Out-of-Hospital and Alternate Care Systems Core Functions (PDF)
Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

To Improve Patient Safety, Health Information Technology Needs Better Oversight, Accountability
Released: 11/8/2011

To protect Americans from potential medical errors associated with the use of information technology in patient care, a new report by the Institute of Medicine calls for greater oversight by the public and private sectors. The report examines a broad range of health information technologies, including electronic health records, secure patient portals, and health information exchanges, but not software for medical devices.

Report at a Glance

Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

IOM Elects 65 New Members, Five Foreign Associates
Released: 10/17/2011

The IOM announced the names of 65 new members and five foreign associates on October 17 in conjunction with its 41st annual meeting. Election to the IOM is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service.

Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities

News Release

Millions of Americans Lack Access to Essential Oral Health Care
Released: 7/13/2011

Millions of Americans are not receiving needed dental care services because of "persistent and systemic" barriers that limit their access to oral health care, says a new report by the IOM and National Research Council.

Report at a Glance

  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Testimony: Shelly Gehshan (PDF)
Reports: Related Reports
Activities: Related Activities