All posts by IOM Topic: Health Care Workforce

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.

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Measuring the Impact of Interprofessional Education (IPE) on Collaborative Practice and Patient Outcomes

In 2013, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education held two workshops on IPE. At these workshops, a number of questions were raised, the most important of which was “What data and metrics are needed to evaluate the impact of IPE on individual, population, and system outcomes?” To answer this question, the Forum’s 47 individual sponsors requested that an IOM consensus committee be convened to examine the existing evidence on this complex issue and consider the potential design of future studies that could expand this evidence base. More

Committee for the Evaluation of the Impact of the Institute of Medicine Report The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health

In 2010, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) published The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. This report, sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), issued eight recommendations intended to serve as a blueprint to: improve nursing education and training, practice, leadership, and workforce planning.

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Military Trauma Care’s Learning Health System and its Translation to the Civilian Sector

As the war in Afghanistan ends and as individuals leave the military, there is concern that experience and knowledge pertaining to advances gained from the wars may be lost within the military itself. Intentional steps to codify and garner the lessons within the military’s learning health system and promote their translation to the civilian sector are needed to ensure a ready military medical force for future combat operations. More systematic efforts to translate military advances in trauma care to the civilian community has the additional purpose of improving the response to multiple casualty events in the civilian setting such as mass shootings, stabbings and improvised explosive devices. In this context, the Institute of Medicine has convened an ad committee to ensure lessons learned from the military’s knowledge-generating research investment are sustained and built upon for future combat operations, and translated into the U.S. civilian health system. More

Appropriate Use of Advanced Technologies for Radiation and Surgery

This IOM workshop will examine the clinical benefits and comparative effectiveness of emerging advanced technologies for cancer treatment in radiation therapy and surgery. Workshop participants will discuss current utilization patterns, with a focus on diffusion of new technologies into oncology practice, as well as evidence on the overuse, underuse, and misuse of these technologies, and potential strategies to assess the value and define optimal use of new technologies in cancer treatment. More

Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health

Cognitive, affective, and behavioral disorders incur high psychosocial and economic costs for the young people who experience them, for their families, and for the communities in which they live, study, and will work. The Forum on Promoting Children’s Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Health was established as an outgrowth of the 2009 Institute of Medicine-National Research Council report “Preventing Mental, Emotional, and Behavioral Disorders Among Young People: Progress and Possibilities” which called on the nation to make the prevention of such disorders and the promotion of mental health of young people a high priority. More