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  • National Academy of Medicine » Implementation of Pharmacogenomics: Evidence Needs
    or dosage of medications This discussion paper the last of seven individually authored commentaries that explores the evidence needed to support the use of genome sequencing in the clinic examines the policy issues and evidence needs for implementing pharmacogenomics testing Read more by topic Food and Nutrition Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of the author s organizations or of

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-implementation-of-pharmacogenomics-evidence-needs/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Return of Anticipated and Incidental Results from Next-Generation Sequencing: Implications for Providers and Patients
    generate additional information unrelated to the condition for which a patient has sought treatment These incidental findings can pose significant challenges for both the patient and provider This discussion paper the sixth of seven individually authored commentaries that explores the evidence needed to support the use of genome sequencing in the clinic examines the implications for clinicians and patients related to returning and receiving respectively incidental next generation sequencing results

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2015-return-of-anticipated-and-incidental-results-from-next-generation-sequencing-implications-for-providers-and-patients/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Food and Nutrition
    Faulkner 0 Comment Aging Biomedical and Health Research Children Coverage and Access Diseases Education Environmental Health Food and Nutrition Global Health Health Care Workforce Health Services Public Health Quality and Patient Safety Select Populations and Health Disparities Substance Abuse and Mental Health Veteran s Health Women s Health Youth and Families Walking Our Way to Better Health We are spending 2 8 trillion dollars each year in the United States

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/tag/food-and-nutrition/page/2/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Building the Science for a Population Health Movement
    and action must go hand in hand in the movement for population health improvement Their paper traces the integrative and rapidly evolving nature of recent developments in the field with increasing collaboration across disciplines to build a multilevel understanding of health from cells to society The authors call for building better bridges among researchers policy makers and practitioners to create an innovative continuously updated learning environment They also identify several areas where more research is needed including understanding how social and economic disadvantage gets under the skin to shape health outcomes learning how to isolate the effects of a single aspect of the environment from the multiple confounding effects of the social system in which it is embedded and finding explanations for why we are seeing increasing mortality among those lacking a high school degree and especially among white women Read the Full Discussion Paper Read more by topic Coverage and Access Health Services Public Health 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

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2013-building-the-science-for-a-population-health-movement/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Opportunity Knocks: Population Health in State Innovation Models
    toward a greater focus on the non clinical factors that make people healthy such as the social and environmental conditions in places where people live learn play and work The Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services State Innovation Models SIMs Initiative is providing up to 300 million to support the development and testing of state based models for multi payer payment and health care delivery system transformation with the aim of improving health system performance for residents of participating states The authors describe this as a perfect opportunity to test and implement SIMs that dedicate a portion of their resources to pilots and experiments that focus on the third aim of improving population health One starting point could be the adoption and use of population health metrics such as the prevalence of risk factors for example obesity and illness for example diabetes HIV and summary measures of population health such as health adjusted life years Read more by topic Coverage and Access Environmental Health Global Health Health Metrics Public Health 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

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2013-opportunity-knocks-population-health-in-state-innovation-models/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Let’s Ask 4: Questions for Consumers and Providers About Health Insurance
    many things we can do to maintain good health but sometimes we need medical care to help keep us from getting sick or help us get better when we are sick or injured Medical care is expensive so having health insurance is critical to helping us get and pay for the care we need The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ACA contains provisions designed to increase the number of insured in the United States yet most Americans do not understand how the ACA will affect them and their options for health insurance The ACA is broad has many components and is hard to understand The authors of this discussion paper believe it is critical for both health care providers and consumers to be able to answer the four basic questions addressed in this paper and the accompanying video slides and consumer guide What are my choices for health insurance How do I get it How do I use it How much will it cost me Read more by topic Affordable Care Act Coverage and Access Health Care Note The views expressed in this Perspective are those of the author s and not necessarily of the author s organizations or

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2013-lets-ask-4-questions-for-consumers-and-providers-about-health-insurance/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Care
    obstructed by datasets t Read More December 08 2014 by Rowena Gono 0 Comment Health Care Public Health Let s Ask 4 Questions for Consumers and Providers About Health Insurance Good health is important for our work our play and our everyday lives There are many things we can do to maintain good health but sometimes we need medical care to help keep us from getting sick or help us

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/tag/health-care/ (2015-07-15)
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  • National Academy of Medicine » Amplifying the Voice of the Underserved in the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act
    of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ACA for health equity Among the most powerful presenters were two community organizers based in Connecticut who described both the appetite of the underserved for information about opportunities for health insurance coverage and the prevailing confusion among these families and communities regarding the ACA Even among the law s strongest supporters and the architects of ACA implementation there was concern if not dread that the goal of expanding health coverage for the underserved would be sidetracked by misinformation a lack of community trust and a lack of coordinated and consistent messaging around the potential benefits of the new law Earlier in the spring of 2013 the IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy convened a meeting in Washington DC and invited speakers to describe their organizations efforts to assimilate the attributes of a health literacy sensitive organization Although the focus of this convening was not the ACA per se a prevailing theme was the importance of the patient voice in the health care delivery system and the need for organizations to adopt programs that consistently incorporate this voice Read more by topic Coverage and Access Health Services Public Health Note The views expressed in

    Original URL path: http://nam.edu/perspectives-2013-amplifying-the-voice-of-the-underserved-in-the-implementation-of-the-affordable-care-act/ (2015-07-15)
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