All posts by IOM Topic: Health Care Workforce

Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access: Getting to Now

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Crossing the Quality Chasm identified six fundamental aims for health care—that it be safe, effective, patient-centered, efficient, equitable, and timely. Of these fundamental aims, timeliness is in some ways the least well studied and understood. How can timely care be ensured in various health care settings, and what are some of the reasons that care is sometimes not timely? The report presented here was developed by the IOM Committee on Optimizing Scheduling in Health Care to answer such questions. More

Developing a Performance Standard for Combination Unit Respirators—Workshop in Brief

Combination unit respirators, a respirator that employs the technology of two or more types of respiratory protection, are presently used in the United States by some law enforcement and military units to respond to situations in which there are unknown and potentially dangerous respiratory hazards; they also have some industrial uses and potential for use in emergency response. More

Care Culture and Decision-making Innovation Collaborative

At this meeting, participants will review tools, strategies, and priorities in the roles of clinicians, patients, and families in shared decision making for advanced illness and end-of-life circumstances; review progress and next steps related to stakeholder roles in transforming shared decision making into a routine element of patient care; and identify possible collaborative activities for ECIC participants to facilitate progress. More

Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Strategic National Stockpile

The Institute of Medicine will establish a standing committee of experts to help inform decision making by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Strategic National Stockpile (SNS). The standing committee will include experts in state and local public health, medical countermeasure production, warehouse and product distribution, logistics management, emergency medical services, emergency medicine, risk communications, and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory issues.