Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Computers and code
By Mike Miliard 11:17 am November 14, 2014
The Institute of Medicine has issued a new report calling for standardized social and behavioral data to be included in electronic health records. That may be good for population health research, but could be unwelcome news for system developers, and for physicians who already complain that EHRs are burdensome and distract from care delivery.
By Bernie Monegain 03:05 pm August 27, 2014
Patient safety has received more attention than usual recently -- with a new survey by The Leapfrog Group, a Senate inquiry, articles in the consumer media and our own cover story this month.
By Neil Versel 02:52 pm August 27, 2014
With Stage 2 of a planned three stages just barely underway, it probably is too soon to assess the overall effect of the $27 billion federal EHR incentive program known as meaningful use.
By Neil Versel 02:49 pm August 27, 2014
Want to see how health IT causes harm?
By Erin McCann 02:43 pm August 27, 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.
By Mike Miliard 02:40 pm August 27, 2014
As the U.S. population grows, the physician workforce shrinks, and information technology fundamentally changes the way care is delivered, the Institute of Medicine says graduate medical education needs an overhaul.
David Nash, MD, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia
By Neil Versel 11:03 am August 15, 2014
As thousands of physician practice managers, hospital CIOs and technology vendors gathered to discuss meaningful use, interoperability and ICD-10 at the annual Allscripts Client Experience users' meeting, a featured speaker encouraged them to keep their eye on the real prize: population health management.
Doctors consulting with patients
By Erin McCann 05:58 am July 18, 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 Congressional hearing July 17, patient safety officials put their best ideas forward on how to...
By Neil Versel 01:00 am May 01, 2014
Is it wrong to be skeptical about the integrity of quality measures in meaningful use, particularly in the wake of what one quality-improvement expert called "patient safety's first scandal"?
By Erin McCann 01:00 am April 18, 2014
Seeing as healthcare generally lags at least 10 years behind other industries in the realm of adopting technology, it takes a lot to say a health company is doing groundbreaking work. But the CEO of NantHealth and his team believe they’ve nailed it.

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