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Press Release: Urgent Change Needed to Improve Diagnosis in Health Care or Diagnostic Errors Will Likely Worsen, Says New Report
Released: 9/22/2015

Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error -- an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis -- in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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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.

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NIH Accepts IOM Recommendations to Streamline Review of Clinical Gene Transfer Protocols

The NIH will now follow the IOM's criteria to minimize the number of gene transfer protocols that are reviewed by the RAC.

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What You Read in 2013

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2013.

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National Cancer Institute Develops Checklist to Determine Readiness of an Omics Test

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) developed a checklist with 30 criteria for determining the readiness of an omics test for use in guiding patient care in clinical trials, based on the principles set forth in the IOM report Evolution of Translational Omics: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward. The checklist will be used when reviewing proposals for NCI-sponsored clinical trials in which omics tests will guide care.

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NIH Announces Plans to Reduce its Use of Chimpanzees in NIH-Funded Biomedical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced plans to reduce the use of chimpanzees in NIH-funded biomedical research on June 26, 2013. The decision was made in response to recommendations from an NIH working group about how to implement the IOM report Chimpanzees in Biomedical and Behavioral Research: Assessing the Necessity.

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IOM Report Details Strategy for Monitoring Safety of Childhood Immunization Schedule
Released: 1/16/2013

A review of the available evidence underscores the safety of the federal childhood immunization schedule, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Should signals indicate the need for investigation of the schedule, however, the report offers a framework for conducting safety research using existing or new data collection systems.

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Vaccine Schedule Safety: IOM Report to Release Jan. 16
Released: 1/9/2013

The Childhood Immunization Schedule and Safety: Stakeholder Concerns, Scientific Evidence, and Future Studies, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines evidence about the schedule's safety and recommends the best way to conduct any needed investigations. Members of the committee that wrote the report will discuss their conclusions and recommendations during a one-hour telephone briefing starting at 11 a.m. EST Wednesday, Jan. 16.

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What You Read 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2012.

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Institute of Medicine Receives $750,000 Gift to Establish Omenn Fellowship
Released: 1/4/2013

Gilbert S. Omenn and Martha Darling have made a gift of $750,000 to the Institute of Medicine to create a permanent two-year biomedical science and public policy or population-based medicine fellowship. The Omenn Fellowship is the newest addition to the Institute of Medicine Anniversary Fellows program, which provides early-career health science scholars with the opportunity to participate in evidence-based health care or public health policy studies that improve the nation's health.

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