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
Tremendous variability in wait times for health care appointments exists throughout the U.S., ranging from same day service to several months, says a new report from the Institute of Medicine. More
Military Trauma Care’s Learning Health System and its Translation to the Civilian Sector Committee Meeting #2 More
The first of a series of three workshops, this workshop will be aimed at advancing the understanding of effective approaches in managing the care of high-need patients, drawing attention to opportunities to improve outcomes and reduce the costs of health care for these vulnerable populations. More
The second meeting of the Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Strategic National Stockpile will take place July 22 and 23, 2015 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC. More
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
The first of a series of three workshops, this workshop will be aimed at advancing the understanding of effective approaches in managing the care of high-risk, high-cost patients, drawing attention to opportunities to improve outcomes and reduce the costs of health care for these vulnerable populations.
The first workshop in a two-part series on cancer care in low resource areas. The first workshop will focus on cancer prevention and early detection.
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
The first meeting of the Standing Committee for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of Strategic National Stockpile will take place June 4 and 5, 2015 at the Keck Center in Washington, DC.
The second meeting of the IOM Committee for the Evaluation fo the Impact of the IOM Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health will be held on May 28-29, 2015.
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.