Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Charles Dedham, MD
By 08:17 am April 15, 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"? Those at the forefront of healthcare quality and patient safety movements say, "no," but also believe any problems have been contained.
Patrick Soon-Shiong
By 10:12 am April 02, 2014
The brainchild of medical researcher, professor and self-made billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong, NantHealth is aimed at solving the interoperability crisis and connecting the industry in the most powerful of ways -- a direct response of discontent with the federal government's EHR Incentive Program.
Eric Topol, MD, answers AT&T call
By 10:25 am February 06, 2014
AT&T has tapped noted heart surgeon, geneticist and author Eric Topol, MD, as its chief medical advisor. Topol is expected to impact the design, development and delivery of AT&T's healthcare IT solutions, executives say.
NQF names best for quality and safety
By 07:42 am January 23, 2014
The National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission have announced the 2013 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.
By 12:00 am January 20, 2014
When it comes to America's healthcare costs, spiraling ever upward, one of the main culprits is unnecessary testing.
By 12:00 am December 20, 2013
It's hard to get nostalgic about the olden days of health IT. Over the past decade, the vendor product landscape has seen much-needed progress, and although status quo is far from ideal, clinical systems back in 2004 were, many say, in pretty rough shape.
By 12:00 am December 20, 2013
"By computerizing health records," then President George W. Bush said in his 2004 State of the Union Address, "we can avoid dangerous medical mistakes, reduce costs, and improve care."
By 12:00 am November 10, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration on Sept. 20 announced a long-awaited final rule for the unique device identification system intended to provide a consistent way to identify medical devices.
By 12:00 am October 20, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration’s release in September of the long-awaited final rule for the unique device identification system, which is intended to provide a consistent way to identify medical devices, left some healthcare leaders wanting.
Blair Childs
By 10:41 am September 20, 2013
The Food and Drug Administration today announced a long-awaited final rule for the unique device identification system intended to provide a consistent way to identify medical devices. But at least one healthcare organization says the government could have done better.

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