Institute of Medicine (IOM)

ONC updates SAFER guides
By Mike Miliard 01:18 pm March 31, 2017
In addition to checklists and templates to help improve quality and safety, the new guides offer tips on prevention and mitigation of ransomware.
By Bernie Monegain 12:37 pm March 27, 2017
She comes to the North Carolina medical center from UC Davis, where she oversees its academic, research and clinical programs.
Stanford lab on chip
By Bernie Monegain 10:51 am February 07, 2017
Researchers say the medical revolution will be akin to low-cost genome sequencing.
By Kaiser Health News 10:45 am August 25, 2016
In their professional journals, at conferences, on social media and healthcare blogs, and in comments to federal regulators, the nation's doctors are expressing growing anger and frustration about the changes MACRA will bring.
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By Jessica Davis 09:15 am December 22, 2015
One-third of chronic condition patients who exchanged emails with their care providers said the communication improved their care, a recent Kaiser Permanente study published in The American Journal of Managed Care shows.
By Jessica Davis 10:47 am December 04, 2015
An international group of scientists is calling for a moratorium on making inheritable changes to the human genome, stating it would be "irresponsible to proceed" without a broad societal consensus about the appropriateness.
Alarm signal
By Bernie Monegain 05:32 am September 23, 2015
Most people will experience at least one diagnostic error -- an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis -- in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine.
Jon White
By Mike Miliard 06:45 pm April 14, 2015
Jon White, MD, acting deputy national coordinator for health IT, has been coming to the HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition since 2004. Back then, the Office of the National Coordinator didn't even yet exist.
By Erin McCann 02:24 pm December 12, 2014
It's a chilling reality – one often overlooked in annual mortality statistics: Preventable medical errors persist as the No. 3 killer in the U.S. – third only to heart disease and cancer – claiming the lives of some 400,000 people each year. At a Senate hearing July 17, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward on how to solve the...
By Mike Miliard 09:55 am November 24, 2014
As debate swirls about a recent Institute of Medicine report suggesting that electronic health records collect more non-clinical patient data for population health research, a new poll suggest patients are mostly willing to offer access to anonymized health information -- but only to an extent.

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