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


Announcement

IOM's LGBT Report to Receive Achievement Award

The IOM will be honored by the Gay & Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) for its recent report, The Health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender People: Building a Foundation for Better Understanding, which made recommendations on improving knowledge of the health needs of the LGBT community. The GLMA will present an Achievement Award to the IOM at its Annual Gala Banquet on September 24, in Atlanta, GA.

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  • Report Release Audio, Part One (MP3)
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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.

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  • Testimony: Shelly Gehshan (PDF)
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Media Advisory

Making Oral Health Care More Accessible – New Report
Released: 7/7/2011

A new report from the IOM and National Research Council, examines the scope and consequences of inadequate access to oral health services in the U.S and recommends ways to combat economic, structural, geographic, and cultural factors that prevent access to regular, quality care.

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Medicare Should Employ New Data Sources, Methods To Ensure Accuracy Of Geographic Adjustments To Payments
Released: 6/1/2011

Geographic adjustments to Medicare payments are intended to accurately and equitably cover regional variations in wages, rents, and other costs incurred by hospitals and individual health care practitioners, but almost 40 percent of hospitals have been granted exceptions to how their adjustments are calculated, finds a new report from the IOM.

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  • Using Commuting Patterns to Smooth Boundaries in Labor Markets (HTML)
  • Comparisons of Data Sources (HTML)
  • Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payment Infographic (SWF, HTML)
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Medicare Payment Adjustments – Focus of New IOM Report Releasing June 1
Released: 5/25/2011

Geographic Adjustment in Medicare Payments, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses the methodology and data sources used to calculate payment adjustments and recommends ways to improve their accuracy. The report is the first of three examining Medicare’s geographic adjustment factors and will be released June 1.

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Experts Explore Digital Technologies' Potential to Improve Health Care
Released: 5/23/2011

Digital technology is transforming many arenas, including health care. The new proceedings of a series of workshops held by the IOM in 2010 presents the insights and perspectives of a range of experts on what is necessary to enable health care professionals and organizations to harness the full potential of new digital technologies to increase efficiency and generate and apply knowledge to real-time care decisions.

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Better Ways to Measure Child Health and Health Care Quality Needed -- New IOM Report
Released: 4/25/2011

The United States lacks robust national- and state-level indicators about children’s and adolescents’ health status and care that can provide reliable guidance on questions such as whether children are thriving and whether investments in publicly financed health care programs like Medicaid are leading to improvements in their well-being, says a new report from the IOM.

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Researchers Need to Engage Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, And Transgender Populations in Health Studies
Released: 3/31/2011

Researchers need to proactively engage lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in health studies and collect data on these populations to identify and better understand health conditions that affect them, says a new report from the IOM.

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  • Report Release Audio, Part One (MP3)
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Media Advisory

LGBT Health Research Gaps and Needs: IOM Report Release March 31
Released: 3/28/2011

Recent findings on the differences in heart disease among women and men and among blacks and whites show that characteristics such as gender and ethnicity matter when it comes to health research. A new report from the IOM, recommends steps to ensure that clinical researchers identify and address the needs of LGBT populations. The report will be released at an 11:00 a.m. public briefing on Thursday, March 31.

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IOM Report Offers 12 Key Indicators and 24 Objectives to Help Focus Healthy People 2020 Efforts to Improve Americans' Health
Released: 3/15/2011

Healthy People 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' master plan for improving the health of the American population over the next decade, covers 42 topics and nearly 600 objectives. A new report from the IOM singles out 12 indicators as immediate, major health concerns that should be monitored and 24 objectives that warrant priority attention in the plan's implementation.

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