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Dana Korsen
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News and Announcements

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


Media Advisory

Press Release: Building Healthier Communities Should Be a Priority When Preparing for and Recovering From Disasters
Released: 4/15/2015

U.S. communities and federal agencies should more intentionally seek to create healthier communities during disaster preparation and recovery efforts – something that rarely happens now, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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Press Release: Increased Use of Psychological Testing Would Strengthen Process for Social Security Disability Determination
Released: 4/10/2015

WASHINGTON – Broader use of standardized psychological testing for applicants submitting disability claims to the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) should improve the accuracy and consistency of disability determinations, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine.

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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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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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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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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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Health Information Technology and Patient Safety – For Immediate Release
Released: 11/8/2011

Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, is available for IMMEDIATE RELEASE. The report examines a broad range of health information technologies and recommends actions that the government, health care providers, and technology vendors should take to improve patient safety.

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Health Information Technology and Patient Safety – IOM Report Releases Nov. 10
Released: 11/3/2011

The federal government is investing billions of dollars to encourage hospitals and health care providers to adopt health information technology so that all Americans can benefit from the use of electronic health records by 2014. However, concerns about potential harm are emerging as providers increasingly rely on electronic medical records, secure patient portals, and other information technologies to deliver care. Health IT and Patient Safety: Building Safer Systems for Better Care, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, examines a broad range of these technologies and recommends actions that the government, health care providers, and technology vendors should take to improve patient safety.

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