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  • National Academy of Medicine » Patients and Health Care Teams Forging Effective Partnerships
    A Simon Ron Stock Dale C Strasser C Edwin Webb Matthew K Wynia Diedtra Henderson December 17 2014 Download PDF In Patients and Health Care Teams Forging Effective Partnerships the authors provide insight into how by including patients and families as active participants in the health care team the broad systemic movement toward team based care can be enhanced The discussion paper published by the Institute of Medicine IOM builds upon previous work regarding the core principles of team based care in order to help achieve three aims of better health better care and lower costs The authors are participants in the Best Practices Innovation Collaborative of the IOM Roundtable on Value Science Driven Health Care In their paper the authors undertook both a detailed review of the literature and one on one interviews with patients and clinicians to suggest how to create health care teams that involve patients and meet their needs Read more by topic Health Care Workforce Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of the author s organizations or of the National Academy of Medicine NAM The Perspective is intended to help inform and stimulate discussion It

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Shared Decision-Making Strategies for Best Care: Patient Decision Aids
    M Montori Ben Moulton Lyn Paget Brenna Haviland Shebel Richard Singerman Jim Walker Matthew K Wynia Diedtra Henderson September 18 2014 Download PDF In Shared Decision Making Strategies for Best Care Patient Decision Aids the authors suggest concrete steps to fully integrate the ideals and practices of shared decision making SDM into routine clinical practice The discussion paper published by the Institute of Medicine IOM is a product of participants in the IOM s Evidence Communication Innovation Collaborative The authors identify key steps to shift expectations and behaviors of patients and clinicians certifying decision aids establishing measurement standards for SDM using health information technology to facilitate information exchange and expanding the role of employers and payers in supporting certified decision aids In support of these steps the authors summarize their views of the compelling case for implementing SDM and underscore the potential benefits Read more by topic Health Care Workforce Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of the author s organizations or of the National Academy of Medicine NAM The Perspective is intended to help inform and stimulate discussion It has not been subjected to the review procedures of nor

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Member Profiles
    care In 1999 shortly after Stephen was diagnosed Heywood founded the ALS Therapy Development Institute ALS TDI the world s first non profit biotechnology company where he served as CEO until 2007 Pioneering an open research model and an industrialized therapeutic validation process Heywood led ALS TDI to become the world s largest and most comprehensive ALS research program The comprehensive in vivo validation program Heywood developed was unable to replicate any of the published preclinical studies of the field that led to human trials calling into question the standards that allowed many drugs to be tested on patients ALS TDI continues to grow and runs large scale discovery and informatics program focused on finding an effective pathway for treating ALS Today Heywood is the chairman of PatientsLikeMe where he provides the scientific vision and architecture for its patient centered medical platform He co founded the company in 2004 with his youngest brother Benjamin and friend Jeff Cole Named one of 15 companies that will change the world by CNN Money PatientsLikeMe is a personalized research and peer care platform that allows patients to share in depth information on treatments symptoms and outcomes This novel open model allows clinicians providers and the pharmaceutical industry to better understand diseases and the patient experience Patients improve their care while actively partnering with industry to accelerate and influence the development of new treatments and biomarkers In 2009 Heywood and a small group of thought leaders founded HealthDataRights org an organization that asserts a new patient right to access a copy of all of their medical data in a computable form This has become a new voice for patient centricity in the healthcare debate A published author frequent speaker media pundit and active investment advisor Heywood speaks at business government and academic conferences around the world including TEDMED the Milken Global Conference Health 2 0 Gov 2 0 Personal Democracy Forum Institute of Medicine and the NIH He is a member of the CDC s National Biosurveillance Advisory Subcommittee and has testified on privacy and social policy before the U S Department of Health and Human Services HHS and the U S Food and Drug Administration FDA Heywood s work has been profiled in the New Yorker New York Times Magazine BusinessWeek 60 Minutes CBS Evening News NPR Science and Nature In 2009 he was chosen for WIRED magazine s Smart List and Fast Company s 10 Most Creative People in Healthcare Heywood and his brother Stephen were the subjects of Pulitzer Prize winner Jonathan Wiener s biography His Brother s Keeper and the Sundance award winning documentary So Much So Fast Paul Hudson Paul Hudson is responsible for leading AstraZeneca s commercial operations in North America and represents the region as a member of the Senior Executive Team In this capacity he is accountable for driving growth and maximizing contribution of North America to AstraZeneca s global business Prior to his role in North America Paul served as Representative Director and President of AstraZeneca K K the Japanese subsidiary of AstraZeneca PLC He has served as a Standing Board Member of JPMA Japan Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers Association and EFPIA European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations in Japan Previously Paul was President of AstraZeneca s business in Spain He joined AstraZeneca in 2006 as Vice President and Primary Care Director UK Before AstraZeneca Paul worked for Schering Plough where he held roles of increasing seniority including leading biologics global marketing based in the US He began his career at GSK UK and Sanofi Synthelabo UK with roles in sales and marketing Paul is a member of the Board of Directors at BIO the Healthcare Leadership Council and the Institute of Medicine s Roundtable on Value Science Driven Health Care Paul recieved his degree in Economics from Manchester Metropolitan University and his diploma in Marketing from Chartered Institute of Marketing UK Brent C James MD Mstat Brent C James MD MStat is the Chief Quality Officer and Executive Director Institute for Health Care Delivery Research at Intermountain Healthcare Intermountain is an integrated system of 23 hospitals almost 150 clinics a 700 member physician group and an HMO PPO insurance plan jointly responsible for more than 500 000 covered lives serving patients in Utah Idaho and at a tertiary level seven surrounding States Brent James is known internationally for his work in clinical quality improvement patient safety and the infrastructure that underlies successful improvement efforts such as culture change data systems payment methods and management roles He is a member of the National Academy of Science s Institute of Medicine and participated in many of that organization s seminal works on quality and patient safety Dr James was recently recognized for his pioneering work in applying quality improvement techniques that were originally developed by W Edwards Deming and others and awarded the 2011 Deming Cup The award is given annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the area of operations and has established a culture of continuous improvement within his or her respective organization Dr James was instrumental in helping create and implement a system model at Intermountain in which physicians study process and outcomes data to determine the types of care that are most effective He holds faculty appointments at the University of Utah School of Medicine Family Medicine and Biomedical Informatics Harvard School of Public Health Health Policy and Management and the University of Sydney Australia School of Public Health Through the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in Clinical Practice Improve ment ATP he has trained more than 3500 senior physician nursing and administra tive executives drawn from around the world in clinical management methods with proven improvement results and more than 30 daughter training programs in 6 countries Before coming to Intermountain he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Biostatistics at the Harvard School of Public Health providing statistical support for the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group ECOG and staffed the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer He holds Bachelor of Science degrees in Computer Science Electrical Engineering and Medical Biology an M D degree with residency training in general surgery and oncology and a Master of Statistics degree Dr James serves on several non profit boards of trustees dedicated to clinical improvement Craig A Jones MD Craig A Jones is the Director of the Vermont Blueprint for Health a program established by the State of Vermont under the leadership of its Governor Legislature and the bi partisan Health Care Reform Commission The Blueprint is intended to guide statewide transformation of the way that healthcare and health services are delivered in Vermont The program is dedicated to a high value high quality healthcare system for all Vermonters with a focus on prevention Currently Dr Jones serves on several committees and workgroups including the Institute of Medicine s Consensus Committee on the Learning Healthcare System in America and the Roundtable on Value Science Driven Health Care Prior to this he was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California and Director of the Division of Allergy Immunology and Director of the Allergy Immunology Residency Training Program in the Department of Pediatrics at the Los Angeles County University of Southern California LAC USC Medical Center He was Director in charge of the design implementation and management of the Breathmobile Program a program where mobile clinics deliver ongoing care to inner city children in at their schools and at County clinics This program evolved from community outreach to a more fully integrated Pediatric Disease Management Program for the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and has spread to several other communities across the country He has published papers and abstracts in Pediatric Research Pediatrics Journal of Pediatrics Pediatrics in Review Journal of Clinical Immunology Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology Annals of Allergy Asthma and Immunology CHEST and Disease Management Dr Jones was an Executive Committee and Board Member for the California Chapter of the Asthma Allergy Foundation of America as well the chapter President He is a past president of the Los Angeles Society of Allergy Asthma Immunology and a past President and a member of the Board of Directors for the California Society of Allergy Asthma Immunology Dr Jones received his undergraduate degree at the University of California at San Diego and his MD at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio Texas He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at LAC USC Medical Center where he also completed his fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology Gary Kaplan MD Gary Kaplan MD FACP FACMPE has served as Chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System since 2000 Dr Kaplan received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and is board certified in internal medicine Since Dr Kaplan became Chairman and CEO Virginia Mason has received significant national and international recognition for its efforts to transform health care The Leapfrog Group named Virginia Mason Top Hospital of The Decade for patient safety and quality a distinction shared with only one other hospital For the fifth consecutive year The Leapfrog Group also named Virginia Mason as one of 65 U S hospitals to be designated as a Top Hospital In addition Virginia Mason has received HealthGrades Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence for five consecutive years Virginia Mason is considered to be the national leader in deploying the Toyota Production System to health care management reducing the high costs of health care while improving quality safety and efficiency to deliver better faster and more affordable care In addition to his patient care duties and position as CEO Dr Kaplan is a clinical professor at the University of Washington and has been recognized for his service and contribution to many regional and national boards including the Institute for Healthcare Improvement the Medical Group Management Association the National Patient Safety Foundation the Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce and the Washington Healthcare Forum Dr Kaplan is a founding member of Health CEOs for Health Reform In 2007 Dr Kaplan was designated a fellow in the American College of Physician Executives In 2011 he was named the 12th most influential U S physician leader in health care by Modern Healthcare magazine and the same publication ranked Dr Kaplan 33rd on its list of the 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare In 2012 he was named the 2nd most influential U S physician leader in health care by the same publication In 2009 Dr Kaplan received the John M Eisenberg Award from the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission for Individual Achievement at the national level for his outstanding work and commitment to patient safety and quality Additionally he was recognized by the Medical Group Management Association MGMA as the recipient of the Harry J Harwick Lifetime Achievement Award Each year the MGMA and the American College of Medical Practice Executives honor one individual who has made outstanding nationally recognized contributions to health care administration delivery and education in his career advancing the field of medical practice management Richard E Kuntz MD MS Dr Rick Kuntz is Senior Vice President and Chief Scientific Clinical and Regulatory Officer of Medtronic Inc In this role which he assumed in August 2009 Kuntz oversees the company s global regulatory affairs health policy and reimbursement clinical research activities ventures and new therapies strategy and innovation corporate development and acquisitions integrations and divestitures functions Kuntz joined Medtronic in October 2005 as Senior Vice President and President of Medtronic Neuromodulation which encompasses the company s products and therapies used in the treatment of chronic pain movement disorders spasticity overactive bladder and urinary retention benign prostatic hyperplasia and gastroparesis In this role he was responsible for the research development operations and product sales and marketing for each of these therapeutic areas worldwide Kuntz brings to Medtronic a broad background and expertise in many different areas of healthcare Prior to Medtronic he was the Founder and Chief Scientific Officer of the Harvard Clinical Research Institute HCRI a university based contract research organization which coordinates National Institutes of Health NIH and industry clinical trials with the United States Food and Drug Administration FDA Kuntz has directed over 100 multicenter clinical trials and has authored more than 200 original publications His major interests are traditional and alternative clinical trial design and biostatistics Kuntz also served as Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School Chief of the Division of Clinical Biometrics and an interventional cardiologist in the division of cardiovascular diseases at the Brigham and Women s Hospital in Boston MA Kuntz graduated from Miami University and received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine He completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then completed fellowships in cardiovascular diseases and interventional cardiology at the Beth Israel Hospital and Harvard Medical School Boston Kuntz received his master s of science in biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health Darrell Kirch MD Darrell G Kirch MD is president and CEO of the Association of American Medical Colleges AAMC which represents the nation s medical schools teaching hospitals and academic societies A distinguished physician educator and medical scientist Dr Kirch speaks and publishes widely on the need for transformation in the nation s health care system and how academic medicine can lead that change across medical education medical research and patient care Prior to becoming AAMC president in 2006 Dr Kirch served as the dean and academic health system leader of two institutions the Medical College of Georgia and the Penn State Milton S Hershey Medical Center He has co chaired the Liaison Committee on Medical Education the accrediting body for U S medical schools and now serves as a member at large of the National Board of Medical Examiners and as chair of the Department of Veterans Affairs Special Medical Advisory Group Dr Kirch also is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies A psychiatrist and clinical neuroscientist by training Dr Kirch began his career at the National Institute of Mental Health becoming the acting scientific director in 1993 and receiving the Outstanding Service Medal of the United States Public Health Service A native of Denver he earned his B A and M D degrees from the University of Colorado Richard Larson PhD Richard C Larson PhD is MIT Mitsui Professor in the Engineering Systems Division and a member of the NAE He is founding director of MIT s Center for Engineering System Fundamentals He has focused on operations research as applied to services industries primarily in the fields of disaster preparedness technology enabled education urban service systems queueing logistics and workforce planning He is Past President of INFORMS Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences He is an INFORMS Founding Fellow and a recipient of the INFORMS President s Award Lanchester Prize and Kimball Medal He has served on a variety of NAE and IOM panels and committees From 1995 to mid 2003 Dr Larson served as Founding Director of MIT s CAES Center for Advanced Educational Services Dr Larson s position at CAES focused on bringing technology enabled learning to students living on the traditional campus and to those living and working far from the university perhaps on different continents With Elizabeth Murray he recently started BLOSSOMS Blended Learning Open Source Science or Math Studies http blossoms mit edu focused on high school STEM education STEM Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics This is an international collaboration with Jordan Pakistan Lebanon Saudi Arabia Brazil and Malaysia His current MIT research includes disaster preparedness especially pandemic influenza K 12 STEM education as a complex system home energy management and Ph D level workforce planning for the NIH James Jim Macrae MA MPP Jim Macrae became acting administrator for the U S Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration HRSA in April 2015 HRSA works to fill in the health care gaps for people who live outside the economic and medical mainstream HRSA s 10 3 billion annual budget FY 2015 expands access to quality health care through an array of grants to state and local governments health care providers and health professions training programs Previously as head of the Bureau of Primary Health Care BPHC Macrae managed a nearly 5 billion budget that supports the health care safety net for many underserved people across the country Most of these funds support nearly 9 000 health center sites Located in communities nationwide these sites provide comprehensive culturally competent quality primary health care to nearly 22 million people Macrae also oversaw the School Based Health Center Capital Program that addresses significant and pressing capital needs in school based health centers These centers are a major component of the nation s health care safety net and not only enable children with acute or chronic illnesses to attend school but also improve their overall health and wellness through health screenings health promotion and disease prevention activities Previously Macrae served as associate administrator for HRSA s Office of Performance Review OPR from 2000 to 2006 where he oversaw the work of staff in regional divisions across the country OPR was previously the agency s focal point for reviewing and improving the performance of HRSA supported programs in states and communities Prior to his years at OPR Macrae served in several capacities at BPHC from 1992 to 2000 As the bureau s director of the Office of State and National Partnerships he worked with national and state associations across the country to increase access reduce disparities in health outcomes and improve the delivery of health services to underserved populations Before joining HRSA in 1992 Macrae was a Presidential Management Intern at HHS where he worked on both the Medicare and Medicaid programs as well as in the Department s Office of Planning and Evaluation Macrae has received numerous awards including the HRSA Administrators Award for Equal Opportunity Achievement 2014 the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award 2010 HRSA Administrator s Award for Excellence 2005 Special Citations for Outstanding Individual 1996 and Group Performance 1996 1999 2001 2008 2009 2010 and 2012 the National Health Service Corps Recognition Award 1998 and the BPHC Special Recognition Award for Leadership 1994 Macrae earned his bachelor of arts degree in sociology from Illinois Wesleyan University a masters degree in sociology from Duke University and a masters degree in public policy from Harvard University James L Madara MD James L Madara MD serves as executive vice president and chief executive officer of the American Medical Association AMA the nation s largest physician organization An accomplished academic medical center physician medical scientist and administrator Dr Madara prior to joining the AMA served as Timmie Professor and chair of pathology and laboratory medicine at the Emory University School of Medicine before assuming the Thompson Distinguished Service Professorship and deanship at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine During his deanship at Chicago which also extended to the university s renowned Biological Sciences Division Dr Madara also served as CEO of the University of Chicago Medical Center bringing together the university s biomedical research teaching and clinical activities As CEO he engineered significant new affiliations with community hospitals teaching hospital systems community Federally Qualified Health Centers on Chicago s South Side as well as with national research organizations While at the University of Chicago from 2002 to 2009 Dr Madara oversaw a significant renewal of the institution s biomedical campus including the opening of the Comer Children s Hospital the New Hospital Pavilion for adults the Gordon Center for Integrative Science and the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery Dr Madara is a noted academic pathologist and an authority on epithelial cell biology and on gastrointestinal disease He has published more than 200 original papers and chapters making important contributions to understanding the biology of the cells that line the digestive tract His work has garnered both national and international awards Dr Madara has served as president of the American Board of Pathology and as editor in chief of the American Journal of Pathology A past recipient of a prestigious MERIT Award from the National Institute of Health he recently received the Davenport Award for lifetime achievement in gastrointestinal disease from the American Physiological Society Most recently Dr Madara served as senior advisor with Leavitt Partners a highly innovative health care consulting firm started by former Secretary of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt Dr Madara earned his medical degree from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia He completed his internship and residency at New England Deaconess Hospital in Boston He subsequently completed a fellowship in anatomy and cell biology at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital in Boston now Brigham and Women s Hospital Following his fellowship Dr Madara joined the faculty of Harvard Medical School where he rose to a full tenured professor and served as director of the Harvard Digestive Diseases Center Dr Madara and his wife Vicki have two children Max and Alexis Chris Meyer JD Bio to come Mary D Naylor PhD FAAN RN Mary D Naylor PhD FAAN RN is the Marian S Ware Professor in Gerontology and Director of the NewCourtland Center for Transitions and Health at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing Since 1989 Dr Naylor has led an interdisciplinary program of research designed to improve the quality of care decrease unnecessary hospitalizations and reduce health care costs for vulnerable community based elders Dr Naylor is also the National Program Director for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program Interdisciplinary Nursing Quality Research Initiative aimed at generating disseminating and translating research to understand how nurses contribute to quality patient care She was elected to the National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine in 2005 She also is a member of the RAND Health Board the National Quality Forum Board of Directors and the immediate past chair of the Board of the Long Term Quality Alliance She was appointed to the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission in 2010 William D Novelli MA William D Novelli is a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University He teaches in the MBA program and has created and leads the Global Social Enterprise Initiative at the School He also is Co Chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care C TAC a national organization dedicated to reforming advanced illness care by empowering consumers changing the health care delivery system improving public policies and enhancing provider capacity From 2001 to 2009 he was CEO of AARP a membership organization of over 40 million people 50 and older During his tenure AARP achieved important policy successes at national and state levels in health financial security good government and other areas It also doubled its budget added five million new members and expanded internationally Prior to AARP Mr Novelli was President of the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids whose mandate is to change public policies and the social environment limit tobacco companies marketing and sales practices to children and serve as a counterforce to the tobacco industry and its special interests He now serves as chairman of the board Previously he was Executive Vice President of CARE the world s largest private relief and development organization He was responsible for all operations in the U S and abroad CARE helps impoverished people in Africa Asia and Latin America through programs in health agriculture environmental protection and small business support CARE also provides emergency relief to people in need Earlier Mr Novelli co founded and was President of Porter Novelli now one of the world s largest public relations agencies and part of the Omnicom Group an international marketing communications corporation He directed numerous corporate accounts as well as the management and development of the firm Porter Novelli was founded to apply marketing to social and health issues and grew into an international marketing public relations agency with corporate not for profit and government clients He retired from the firm in 1990 to pursue a second career in public service He was named one of the 100 most influential public relations professionals of the 20th century by the industry s leading publication Mr Novelli is a recognized leader in social marketing and social change and has managed programs in cancer control diet and nutrition cardiovascular health reproductive health infant survival pay increases for educators charitable giving and other programs in the U S and the developing world He began his career at Unilever a worldwide packaged goods marketing company moved to a major ad agency and then served as Director of Advertising and Creative Services for the Peace Corps In this role Mr Novelli helped direct recruitment efforts for the Peace Corps VISTA and social involvement programs for older Americans He holds a B A from the University of Pennsylvania and an M A from Penn s Annenberg School for Communication and pursued doctoral studies at New York University He taught marketing management for 10 years in the University of Maryland s M B A program and also taught health communications there He has lectured at many other institutions He has written numerous articles and chapters on marketing management marketing communications and social marketing in journals periodicals and textbooks His book 50 Give Meaning and Purpose to the Best Time of Your Life was updated in 2008 His newest book Managing the Older Worker How to Prepare for the New Organizational Order with Peter Cappelli was published in 2010 Mr Novelli serves on a number of boards and advisory committees He and his wife Fran live in Bethesda Maryland They have three adult children and seven grandchildren Sam Nussbaum MD Dr Samuel Nussbaum is executive vice president Clinical Health Policy and chief medical officer for WellPoint Inc He is the key spokesperson and policy advocate for WellPoint In addition he oversees corporate medical and pharmacy policy to ensure the provision of clinically proven effective care Dr Nussbaum collaborates with key leaders in the industry physicians hospitals and national policy and health care organizations to shape an agenda for quality safety and clinical outcomes and to improve patient care for WellPoint s 34 million medical members nationwide In addition Dr Nussbaum partners with WellPoint s Consumer Business Unit to advance WellPoint s international business and with HealthyCare Solutions the strategic area focused on improving our customers access to innovative health care services Dr Nussbaum currently serves on the Boards of the National Quality Forum NQF the OASIS Institute and BioCrossroads an Indiana based public private collaboration that advances and invests in the life sciences Dr Nussbaum is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine and serves as adjunct professor at the Olin School of Business Washington University Dr Nussbaum has served as president of the Disease Management Association of America chairman of the National Committee for Quality Health Care as chair of America s Health Insurance Plans AHIP Chief Medical Officer Leadership Council as a member of the AHIP Board and on the Secretary of Health and Human Services Advisory Committee on Genetics Health and Society Dr Nussbaum received the 2004 Physician Executive Award of Excellence from the American College of Physician Executives and Modern Physician magazine Prior to joining WellPoint Dr Nussbaum served as executive vice president Medical Affairs and System Integration of BJC Health Care where he led integrated clinical services across the health system and served as president of its medical group He earned his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine He trained in internal medicine at Stanford University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital and in endocrinology and metabolism at Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital where he directed the Endocrine Clinical Group As a professor at Harvard Medical School Dr Nussbaum s research led to new therapies to treat skeletal disorders and new technologies to measure hormones in blood Stephen Ostroff MD Dr Stephen Ostroff M D is the FDA s acting commissioner of food and drugs As the top official of the Food and Drug Administration FDA Dr Ostroff is committed to strengthening programs and policies that enable the agency to carry out its mission to protect and promote the public health It s a singular honor to be given the opportunity to represent the people of the FDA who every day dedicate their work to assure safe and effective medical products foods and cosmetics and to mitigate the health consequences of tobacco products says Dr Ostroff Before being named acting commissioner Dr Ostroff served as the FDA s chief scientist since January 2014 In this capacity he was responsible for leading and coordinating FDA s cross cutting scientific and public health efforts The Office of the Chief Scientist works closely with FDA s product centers providing strategic leadership and support for FDA s regulatory science and innovation initiatives Dr Ostroff joined FDA in 2013 as chief medical officer in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition and senior public health advisor to FDA s Office of Foods and Veterinary Medicine Prior to that he served as deputy director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC where he was also acting director of CDC s Select Agent Program While at CDC he focused on emerging infectious diseases food safety and coordination of complex outbreak response He retired from the Commissioned Corps of the U S Public Health Service at the rank of Rear Admiral Assistant Surgeon General Dr Ostroff was also the director of the Bureau of Epidemiology and acting physician general for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and has consulted internationally on public health projects in South Asia and Latin America Dr Ostroff graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in 1981 and completed residencies in internal medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and preventive medicine at CDC Jonathan B Perlin MD PhD Jonathan B Perlin MD PhD MSHA FACP FACMI is President Clinical and Physician Services and Chief Medical Officer of Nashville Tennessee based HCA Hospital Corporation of America He provides leadership for clinical services and improving performance at HCA s 163 hospitals and more than 600 outpatient centers and physician practices Current activities include implementing electronic health records throughout HCA improving clinical core measures to benchmark levels and leading patient safety programs to eliminate preventable complications and healthcare associated infections Before joining HCA in 2006 the Honorable Jonathan B Perlin was Under Secretary for Health in the U S Department of Veterans Affairs Nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate as the senior most physician in the Federal Government and Chief Executive Officer of the Veterans Health Administration VHA Dr Perlin led the nation s largest integrated health system At VHA Dr Perlin directed care to over 5 4 million patients annually by more than 200 000 healthcare professionals at 1 400 sites including hospitals clinics nursing homes counseling centers and other facilities with an operating and capital budget of over 34 billion A champion for implementation of electronic health records Dr Perlin led VHA quality performance to international recognition as reported in academic literature and lay press and as evaluated by RAND Institute of Medicine and others Dr Perlin has served on numerous Boards and Commissions including the National Quality Forum the Joint Commission Meharry Medical College and he chairs the HHS Health IT Standards Committee Broadly published in healthcare quality and transformation he is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Medical Informatics Dr Perlin has a Master s of Science in Health Administration and received his Ph D in pharmacology molecular neurobiology with his M D as part of the Physician Scientist Training Program at the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University VCU Perennially recognized as one of the most influential physician executives in the United States by Modern Healthcare Dr Perlin has received numerous awards including Distinguished Alumnus in Medicine and Health Administration from his alma mater Chairman s Medal from the National Patient Safety Foundation the Founders Medal from the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States and is one of nine honorary members of the Special Forces Association and Green Berets Dr Perlin has faculty appointments at Vanderbilt University as Adjunct Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Informatics and at VCU as Adjunct Professor of Health Administration He resides in Nashville Tennessee with his wife Donna an Emergency Pediatrics Physician and children Ben and Sarah Richard Platt MD MS Richard Platt MD MSc is Professor and Chair of the Harvard Medical School Department of Population Medicine at the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute He is principal investigator of the FDA s Mini Sentinel program of contracts with FDA s Center for Drugs Evaluation and Research and Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research to conduct post marketing studies of drugs and biologics safety and effectiveness Dr Platt is also principal investigator of a CDC Prevention Epicenter a CDC Center of Excellence in Public Health Informatics and an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ HMO Research Network DEcIDE Center He chaired the FDA s Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee is a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges Advisory Panel on Research Dr Platt was co chair of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention s CDC Center for Infectious Diseases Additionally he chaired the National Institutes of Health study section Epidemiology and Disease Control 2 and the CDC Office of Health Care Partnerships steering committee John W Rowe MD Dr John Rowe is a Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health Previously from 2000 until his retirement in late 2006 Dr Rowe served as Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc one of the nation s leading health care and related benefits organizations Before his tenure at Aetna from 1988 to 2000 Dr Rowe served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mount Sinai NYU Health one of the nation s largest academic health care organizations From 1988 to 1998 prior to the Mount Sinai NYU Health merger Dr Rowe was President of the Mount Sinai Hospital and the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City Before joining Mount Sinai Dr Rowe was a Professor of Medicine and the founding Director of the Division on Aging at the Harvard Medical School as well as Chief of Gerontology at Boston s Beth Israel Hospital He has authored over 200 scientific publications mostly on the physiology of the aging process including a leading textbook of geriatric medicine in addition to more recent publications on health care policy Dr Rowe has received many honors and awards for his research and health policy efforts regarding care of the elderly He was Director of the MacArthur Foundation Research Network on Successful Aging and is co author with Robert Kahn Ph D of Successful Aging Pantheon 1998 Currently Dr Rowe leads the MacArthur Foundation s Network on An Aging Society He has served as president of the Gerontological Society of America and recently chaired the Committee of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences on The Future Health Care Workforce Needs of An Aging Population Dr Rowe was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences where he is involved in the Evidence Based Roundtable Dr Rowe serves on the Board of Trustees of the Rockefeller Foundation and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole Massachusetts Dr Rowe is a former member of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission MedPAC Joe Selby MD MPH Joe V Selby M D M P H is the first Executive Director of the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute PCORI A family

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Quality and Patient Safety
    for Assessing Institutional Return on Electronic Health Records In Return on Information A Standard Model for Assessing Institutional Return on Electronic Health Records the authors propose an evaluation model for health system management teams and clinicians to use in calculating the financial implications benefits and costs of Read More January 06 2014 by Straton Mwashighadi 0 Comment Quality and Patient Safety Value Based Care Learnings to Shape the Future of Health Care As health plans hospitals doctors and others work together to transform U S health care into a system that delivers greater value to all Americans we are increasingly partnering to design and implement new models of care that yield consistently higher quality while stemming costs Read More December 06 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Coverage and Access Quality and Patient Safety Select Populations and Health Disparities Treating a Chronic Condition Efforts to Reduce Avoidable Readmissions at U S Hospitals In 2013 the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services CMS reported that the 30 day all cause readmission rate had decreased to 17 8 percent after averaging 19 percent for the past 5 years This improvement translates to 70 000 fewer readmissions in 2012 but more importantly Read More August 13 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Quality and Patient Safety Forging Collaboration Within Academia and Between Academia and Health Care Delivery Organizations Importance Successes and Future Work The Institute of Medicine s IOM s report Best Care at Lower Cost1 indicates that team based care is an important tool for making the transition to a learning health care system and it is a major objective of the work the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation has been sponsoring for the past s Read More July 26 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Quality and Patient Safety A Continuously Learning Health

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Biomedical and Health Research
    Diseases Public Health Funding Making the Case for Continuous Learning from Routinely Collected Data In Making the Case for Continuous Learning from Routinely Collected Data the authors suggest that in order to achieve better health patients and clinicians will need to view every health care encounter as providing an opportunity to improve outcomes The paper cites wi Read More April 15 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Biomedical and Health Research Health Data Public Health Toward Realizing an Ideal National Biosurveillance System In October 2007 HSPD 21 called for a nationwide biosurveillance capability Biosurveillance in the context of human health is the science and practice of managing health related data and information for early warning of threats and hazards early detection of events and rapid chara Read More March 15 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Biomedical and Health Research Global Health Canadian Strategy on Patient Oriented Research In Canada as elsewhere the translation of health research outcomes to development of products and services for health care and final implementation in patients does not progress as rapidly efficiently or successfully as it should In order to address this problem Canada has embar Read More May 18 2012 by Denise Walker 0 Comment Biomedical and Health Research Health Services Novel Ways to Get Good Trial Data The UK Experience Traditional randomised clinical trials are very expensive and time consuming and often have poor external validity Ware and Hamel 2011 The challenge for modern medicine is to find ways of producing good quality evidence with good external validity and to do so more efficiently wi Read More May 18 2012 by Denise Walker 0 Comment Biomedical and Health Research Health Research as a Public Good The arrangements for the regulation and governance of health research in the United Kingdom UK have evolved

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    Health Health Metrics Public Health Developing a Global Curriculum for Regulators The IOM report Ensuring Safe Foods and Medical Products Through Stronger Regulatory Systems Abroad found that a lack of workforce training and professional development are common gaps among regulatory agencies in low and middle income countries This paper synthesizes the discussion Read More June 11 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Education Global Health A New Global Development Goal for the World s Youngest Children For the global development community 2015 is a pivotal year Under United Nations leadership multilateral organizations national governments international and national nongovernmental organizations academic institutions and other civil society sectors are working to optimize pro Read More May 31 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Children Youth and Familes Global Health Select Populations and Health Disparities Toward Realizing an Ideal National Biosurveillance System In October 2007 HSPD 21 called for a nationwide biosurveillance capability Biosurveillance in the context of human health is the science and practice of managing health related data and information for early warning of threats and hazards early detection of events and rapid chara Read More March 15 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Biomedical and Health Research Global Health Antimicrobial Resistance A Global Public Health Challenge Requiring a Global One Health Strategy The first test of penicillin on a human Constable Albert Alexander in 1941 illustrated the remarkable power of antibiotics to control bacterial infection only to end in tragedy when all available penicillin was exhausted and Alexander s infection recrudesced McKenna 2010 Since Read More February 07 2013 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Global Health Strengthening Mechanisms to Prioritize Coordinate Finance and Execute R D to Meet Health Needs in Developing Countries In response to issues raised in the report of the World Health Organization WHO affiliated Consultative Expert

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Reform
    and value for Americans The work of the roundtable is predicated Read More November 15 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Biomedical and Health Research Global Health Health Reform A View from the Surgeon General The National Prevention Strategy Working Together to Become a More Healthy and Fit Nation In this commentary Dr Regina Benjamin highlights accomplishments of the National Prevention Council an unprecedented gathering of multiple federal departments and

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Data
    collected at all Toda Read More May 17 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Health Data Getting Serious About the Social Determinants of Health We have long known that factors outside of medical care race education housing income and other social determinants are the most important drivers of how healthy or sick we are It is not new information that people of color get unequal health care and have poorer health outcome Read More May 09 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Diseases Health Data Health Metrics Health Research Select Populations and Health Disparities Women s Health From Pilots to Practice Speeding the Movement of Successful Pilots to Effective Practice In this discussion paper authors identify practical strategies for improving health care and reducing costs with the knowledge gained from pilot projects Developed by individual participants from the IOM s Value Incentives Learning Collaborative the paper outlines several rea Read More April 23 2013 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Health Data Health Metrics Making the Case for Continuous Learning from Routinely Collected Data In Making the Case for Continuous Learning from Routinely Collected Data the authors suggest that in order to achieve better health patients and clinicians will need to

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