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


News Release

New IOM Report Provides Guidance for Improving Resilience of DHS Work Force
Released: 9/12/2013

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security should develop and promote a unified strategy and common vision to build and sustain work-force readiness and resilience across the entire agency, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine, the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences.

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U.S. Faces Crisis in Cancer Care Because of Aging Population, Rising Costs, Complexity of Care, Says New Report; Shift Needed Toward Patient-Centered, Evidence-Based Care
Released: 9/10/2013

Delivery of cancer care in the U.S. is facing a crisis stemming from a combination of factors - a growing demand for such care, a shrinking oncology work force, rising costs of cancer care, and the complexity of the disease and its treatment, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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  • Briefing Slides (PDF)
  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Questions for Patients with Cancer to Ask Their Care Team (PDF)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Videos (HTML)
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IOM Receives HFMA Richard L. Clark Award
Released: 6/19/2013

The Richard L. Clarke Award, established in 1964, recognizes individuals who make significant, positive contributions to the profession of healthcare finance or the financing of healthcare services. The 2013 award honors the IOM for the contribution of Best Care at Lower Cost.

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Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP partner to establish The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action

Spurred by The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the AARP partnered to establish The Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action, aimed at improving the health of Americans by transforming the nursing profession, using the IOM report as a framework.

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  • Accessing Primary Care: Barriers to Nurse Practitioner Practice (HTML)
  • Infographic - The Future of Nursing (JPG, HTML)
  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Report Recommendations (PDF, HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • The Future of Nursing: Focus on Education (PDF, HTML)
  • The Future of Nursing: Focus on Scope of Practice (PDF, HTML)
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What You Read 2012

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

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Transformation of Health System Needed to Improve Care and Reduce Costs
Released: 9/6/2012

America's health care system has become too complex and costly to continue business as usual, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Inefficiencies, an overwhelming amount of data, and other economic and quality barriers hinder progress in improving health and threaten the nation's economic stability and global competitiveness, the report says.

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  • Briefing Slides (PDF)
  • Infographic (PNG, HTML)
  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Recommendations (PDF)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Sector Briefs (HTML)
  • Table: Characteristics of a Continuously Learning Health Care System (HTML)
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NIH Creates Office of Emergency Care Research

Sparked by the release of three 2006 IOM reports – Emergency Care for Children: Growing Pains, Hospital-Based Emergency Care: At the Breaking Point, and Emergency Medical Services At the Crossroads – the NIH began an effort to examine its research activities in emergency medicine and to hear from investigators and stakeholders in the field. The IOM reports found the emergency medical system to be overburdened, underfunded, and highly fragmented. The NIH effort led to the creation in 2012 of the Office of Emergency Care Research.

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Creation of a Central Management Plan for Every New Drug Needed to Strengthen FDA's Oversight of Approved Drugs' Safety
Released: 5/1/2012

Although the approval of a new drug is based on evidence that its benefits outweigh its risks, the full range of a medication's effects may not become apparent until a product has been used by a larger, more diverse population over an extended period of time. Problems associated with the anti-diabetes drug Avandia, pain reliever Vioxx, and cholesterol-reducing drug Crestor illustrate the challenges and underscore the need for a more systematic and transparent process to collect, assess, and act on data about a medication's benefit-risk profile throughout its entire "life cycle" from approval until it is no longer marketed, says a new report by the Institute of Medicine.

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Studying the Safety of Approved Drugs: IOM Report Releases May 1
Released: 4/25/2012

Although drugs undergo safety tests prior to approval, sometimes harmful effects do not become apparent until a product has been on the market for a while and has been used by a larger, more diverse population.

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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.

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  • 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)
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