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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.

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IOM Report Recommends Evaluation and Validation Process to Prevent Problems Associated With Turning 'Omics' Research Into Clinical Tests
Released: 3/23/2012

Genomics, proteomics, and other branches of molecular bioscience offer the prospect of greater precision in medical care, but some clinical tests based on "omics" research have proved invalid and highlighted the challenges of dealing with complex data. To enhance the translation of omics-based discoveries to clinical use, a new report by the Institute of Medicine recommends a detailed process to evaluate whether the data and computational steps underlying such tests are sound and the tests are ready to be used in clinical trials. The proposed process defines responsibilities and best practices for the investigators, research institutions, funders, regulators, and journals involved in development and dissemination of clinical omics-based technologies.

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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.

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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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Integrating Primary Care and Public Health: IOM Report Release March 28
Released: 3/21/2012

Despite their shared goal of promoting people’s health, primary care providers and public health professionals have largely worked separately, which can result in missed opportunities to take advantage of the strengths of both fields. Primary Care and Public Health: Exploring Integration to Improve Population Health, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines what it will take to catalyze greater coordination and collaboration between the fields and specific ways that two key federal agencies - the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Health Resources and Services Administration - can foster this integration.

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IOM Report on Improving “Omics-Based” Test Development Releases March 23
Released: 3/21/2012

Genomics, proteomics, and other branches of molecular bioscience offer the possibility of greater precision in medical care by tailoring therapies to patients' genetic or molecular profiles. But some clinical tests based on "omics" research, including tests developed by researchers at Duke University to select chemotherapy for cancer patients, have proved invalid. Evolution of Translational Omics: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, recommends steps to help avoid future problems associated with moving omics-based discoveries from the lab to clinical settings.

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Monitoring HIV Care to Improve Patients’ Outcomes – IOM Report Releases March 15
Released: 3/9/2012

The National HIV/AIDS Strategy issued by the White House Office of National AIDS Policy along with provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act aim to optimize health care and outcomes for the 1.2 million Americans living with HIV/AIDS. Monitoring HIV Care in the United States: Indicators and Data Systems, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, identifies reliable ways to measure and track the impact of these policies on health outcomes for people with HIV/AIDS. It also discusses the balance necessary between protecting patients’ privacy and ensuring that appropriate health information is securely exchanged between clinical care and support programs that serve this population.

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What You're Reading - February 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of February, 2012.

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What You're Reading - January 2012

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the month of January, 2012.

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What You Read 2011

A list of the most viewed IOM reports for the year 2011.

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