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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.

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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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Monitoring HIV/AIDS Care: New IOM Report
Released: 10/5/2012

A new report from the Institute of Medicine concludes that with enhancements, the Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) can be used to obtain data from a nationally representative sample of people with HIV in order to monitor the ACA’s effect on their access to and use of care.

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Further Steps Needed to Reduce Stigma and Expand Access to Substance Abuse Screening and Care in Armed Forces
Released: 9/17/2012

Outdated approaches to preventing and treating substance abuse, barriers to care, and other problems hinder the U.S. Defense Department's ability to curb substance use disorders among military service members and their families, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. Service members' rising rate of prescription drug addiction and their difficulty in accessing adequate treatment for alcohol and drug-related disorders were among the concerns that prompted members of Congress to request this review.

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Military Substance Abuse Care – IOM Report Release Sept. 17
Released: 9/11/2012

Substance Use Disorders in the U.S. Armed Forces, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, provides an independent evaluation of how well the U.S. Department of Defense and the individual service branches are diagnosing, treating, and preventing alcohol and drug misuse and abuse among military service members.

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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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Revised Geographic Adjustments Could Improve Accuracy of Medicare Payments, Will Not Solve Access, Quality Problems
Released: 7/17/2012

Changing the way that Medicare payments are adjusted to account for regional variations in the cost of providing care as recommended by a previous report from the Institute of Medicine would result in payment increases for some hospitals and practitioners and decreases for others, concludes the Phase II report from the IOM study. Geographic adjustments should be used to ensure the accuracy of payments, said the committee that wrote the report, but they are not optimal tools to tackle larger national policy goals such as improving access to care in medically underserved areas.

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  • Press Release (HTML)
  • Report Brief (PDF, HTML)
  • Payment Adjustment Tables (HTML)
  • Tool: Result of Payment Simulations Tables (HTML)
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Improving Accuracy of Medicare Payment Geographic Adjustments – IOM Report Releases July 17
Released: 7/13/2012

Adjustments to Medicare payments based on geography are intended to account for regional variations in wages, rents, and other costs incurred by hospitals and individual health care practitioners. In a first phase report, the Institute of Medicine recommended changes to the data sources and methods used to calculate these payment adjustments to achieve greater accuracy. Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment, Phase II: Implications for Access, Quality, and Efficiency, the second report from the study, assesses the potential effects of these proposed changes.

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