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  • National Academy of Medicine » Helping Consumers Understand and Use Health Insurance in 2014
    system in many ways Of major importance is the fact that it expands access to health insurance for millions of Americans But do Americans understand the changes that are coming Do they understand their options for health insurance or how to choose the insurance plan that best meets their needs And will they know how to use that insurance plan once they have it Many people don t have this understanding and they have a hard time getting reliable information when they try to learn more Six participants in the Collaborative on Health Literacy and Access Health Care Coverage and Care of the IOM Roundtable on Health Literacy have prepared a discussion paper that presents basic information that can be used to help people understand their health insurance options The paper is a resource for those who will be helping consumers make important decisions for patient navigators community organizations employers media educators and any individual or organization working to improve understanding of options for health insurance 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

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Coverage and Access
    Health Care delivery system under the Affordable Care Act ACA little has been said about the many opportunities in the ACA for population health systems improvement that will presen Read More November 30 2012 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Coverage and Access Health Services Quality and Patient Safety More Hospitals Begin to Apply Lessons from Seven Pillars Process When the family of Michelle Malizzo Ballog found out that their daughter s 2008 death had been caused by a preventable medical error one question trumped all others How could this have happened To the family s surprise and relief officials at the University of Illinois Hospital an Read More August 24 2012 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Coverage and Access Health Care Workforce Health Services Public Health 2012 Transforming the Economics of Clinical Trials Clinical trials are a means of gathering information about medical products or services In medicine however they are also the fundamental means for advancing the underlying science and have enabled the many advances we have made in health care over the last few years In many ways Read More May 04 2012 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Biomedical and Health Research Coverage and Access Health Services Quality and Patient Safety 2012 Trying to Practice What I Preached Helping My Parents at the End of Their Lives Once again the challenge of how to constrain rising health care expenditures has caught the public interest stimulated by concerns over rising federal debt and limited ability to generate tax revenues I recently chronicled my unsuccessful efforts at stimulating medical cost contain Read More May 04 2012 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Aging Coverage and Access Health Services 2012 Developing a Robust Clinical Trials Workforce The gap between the growing demand for evidence to inform practice and our current state of

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Coverage and Access
    included reference to the seven deadly sins As originally enunciated by Pope Gregory I in 590 A D the deadly sins are lust sloth gluttony greed wr Read More January 27 2012 by Keenan 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

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Metrics for Comparing User Experiences in Health IT
    the University of Utah School of Medicine and Pascal Metrics a patient safety organization describes how user experiences with Electronic Health Record systems from commercial vendors could be made publicly available This reflects a meeting held at the Institute of Medicine IOM on March 20 2012 to expand on a specific recommendation in the recent IOM report Health IT and Patient Safety Building Safer Systems for Better Care That recommendation stated The Office of the National Coordinator ONC should work with the private and public sectors to make comparative user experiences across vendors publicly available This paper outlines a potential approach to implement this recommendation specifically focused on how these user experiences could be measured collected analyzed and reported and the role of the ONC and other organizations in that process Read the Full Discussion Paper Read more by topic Coverage and Access Health Services Public Health Quality and Patient Safety 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

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  • National Academy of Medicine » It Matters How We Define Health Care Equity
    quality of being fair and impartial equity of treatment A branch of law that developed alongside common law in order to remedy some of its defects in fairness and justice formerly administered in special courts if there is any conflict between the principles of common law and equity equity prevails The definition of health equity has evolved over time with the principal focus on the individual and the attainment of social justice In order to maximize the delivery of high quality health care and avoidance of disparities it is necessary to ensure that the concept of health equity is clearly defined Ambiguity in the definition may result in harmful policy consequences In due course this can determine which measures are monitored at the national state and local level with impacts on resource allocation to address disparities and health equity Braveman 2006 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 to the review procedures

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Services
    Workforce Health Services Public Health Bringing Knowledge Home In the next 10 years data and the ability to analyze them will do for doctors minds what X ray and medical imaging have done for their vision How By turning data into actionable information Take for instance IBM s intelligent supercomputer Watson Watson can analyze the meanin Read More June 01 2012 by Denise Walker 0 Comment Health Services 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 2012 Transforming the Economics of Clinical Trials Clinical trials are a means of gathering information about medical products or services In medicine however they are also the fundamental means for advancing the underlying science and have enabled the many advances we have made in health care over the last few years In many ways Read More May 04 2012 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Biomedical and Health Research Coverage and Access Health Services Quality and Patient Safety 2012 Trying to Practice What I Preached Helping My Parents at the End of Their Lives Once again the challenge of how to constrain rising health care expenditures has caught the public interest stimulated by concerns over rising federal debt and limited ability to generate tax revenues I recently chronicled my unsuccessful efforts at stimulating medical cost contain Read More May 04 2012 by Keenan Faulkner 0 Comment Aging Coverage and Access Health Services 2012 Aligning Cultural and Financial Incentives for Clinical Trials One session of the November 2011

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Health Services
    Health Disparities Substance Abuse and Mental Health Veteran s Health Women s Health Youth and Families Attributes of a Health Literate Organization What is a Health Literate Organization This paper describes ten attributes of a health literate organization that is an organization that makes it easier for people to navigate understand and use information and services to take care of their health See Table 1 The health car Read More January 27 2012 by Denise Walker 0 Comment Health Services Quality and Patient Safety Select Populations and Health Disparities Deadly Sins and Living Virtues of Public Health At a recent meeting for Institute of Medicine IOM staff I delivered a version of my 2011 Frank A Calderone Prize Lecture which included reference to the seven deadly sins As originally enunciated by Pope Gregory I in 590 A D the deadly sins are lust sloth gluttony greed wr Read More January 27 2012 by Keenan 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

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  • National Academy of Medicine » Using a Population Health Driver Diagram to Support Health Care and Public Health Collaboration
    of the Public s Health in the 21st Century the Institute of Medicine IOM calls for significant movement in building a new generation of intersectoral partnerships that draw on the perspectives and resources of diverse communities and actively engage them in health action IOM 2002 Although public health programs and services were traditionally delivered mainly by governmental health departments today we see public health services and programs delivered by other governmental agencies health care institutions community based organizations and the other private sector organizations With health care reform the large share of the U S gross domestic product going toward health care and the need to get greater value from the health care dollar there is a growing recognition that the health care and public health sectors in individual communities and across the nation must work to align their efforts to improve health outcomes Read more by topic Public Health Select Populations and Health Disparities 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

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