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Big boost for global health called for in IOM report

WASHINGTON -- To fulfill America's humanitarian obligations as a member of the international community and to invest in the nation's long-term health, economic interests, and national security, the United States should reaffirm and increase its commitment to improving the health of developing nati...

Past president of ACP to chair IOM panel on comparative effectiveness

Past president of the American College of Physicians (ACP) and current editor of Annals of Internal Medicine , Harold C. Sox, MD, MACP, has been named to chair the Institute of Medicine's Committee on Comparative Effectiveness Research Priorities. Dr. Sox will lead a panel of nationally renowned ...

USAID and IOM Announce HIV Prevention and Care for Farm Workers

PRETORIA, South Africa, March 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Southern Africa launched a new program to reduce HIV vulnerability of farm workers in South Africa's Limpopo and Mpumalanga Prov...

Trust for America's Health Applauds New IOM Report on Improving the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for the 21st Century

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Trust for America's Health (TFAH) commends the Institute of Medicine for their thoughtful recommendations in their new report HHS in the 21st Century: Charting a New Course for a Healthier America . "The federal government is respon...

VA Sends Latest Gulf War Illness Report to IOM for Review

WASHINGTON, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has sent the October 2008 report from the VA Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses to the National Academy of Sciences' Institute of Medicine (IOM) for review and recommendations. T...

Health Care Workforce Experts Available to Comment on IOM Report on Aging Baby Boomers and Impending Medical System Crisis

Physician Assistants will play a role in addressing the problem ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the only national organization representing physician assistants (PA) in all medical and surgical specialties, has ex...

AHIP Commends IOM for Recommending Comparative Effectiveness Program

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Karen Ignagni, President and CEO of America's Health Insurance Plans, today issued a statement on the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) recommendation to create a national program that would evaluate the effectiveness of healthcare products and servic...

Limited data suggest possible association between Agent Orange exposure

... developing ischemic heart disease and Parkinson's disease for Vietnam veterans. The report is the latest in a congressionally mandated series by the iom that every two years reviews the evidence about the health effects of these herbicides and a type of dioxin -- TCDD -- that contaminated some of the d...

Vietnam Veterans of America to VA: Don't Wait for Us to Die: Grant Association to Agent Orange Exposure for Parkinson's, Heart Disease, Hypertension

...schemic heart disease with exposure to Agent Orange. "We thank the iom for their efforts and applaud them for their conclusions," said John Rowan,...d evidence of an association," Rowan said. "We do believe that the iom must focus on what we consider to be the very real association between a ve...

Nation Takes a Big Step Toward Learning Which Medical Treatments Work Best, a Major Advance in Fixing Our Broken Health-Care System

... to the federal Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The iom report, the first of its kind, is a major step toward improving health care...co-chair of the Consumer-Purchaser Disclosure Project said, "We commend the iom for defining comparative effectiveness research (CER) in a way that is pati...

Psoriasis Cure Now Welcomes Institute of Medicine Report Urging 'Comparative Effectiveness' Research on Psoriasis, But Worries About Risk of Rationing

...rationing could result from the research. The iom included the use of biologics for treating inflamm...According to the IOM, "A committee convened by the iom developed the list of priority topics at the reque...nd Reinvestment Act of 2009." "We applaud the iom committee for including treatments for psoriasis a...

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Calls for Blood Cancer Research Program at the Department of Defense

...tic leukemia (CLL), lymphoma and multiple myeloma, are associated with exposure to chemical and biological agents from the Vietnam and two Gulf Wars. iom has identified the need to begin a special research program that is responsive to the needs of military personal and veterans. LLS specifically c...

New Guidelines to Fight Obesity in Pregnancy Issued

...al weight and overweight women were unchanged, the iom added a new category for obese women, with a narro... childbearing age are overweight, according to the iom report. Gaining too much, or not enough weig...nd disability than full-term babies. The new iom report also added rates for the amount of weight a...

New Virginia Poll: 71 Percent of Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

...tes to dramatically reduce tobacco use as a significant public health problem, it is essential to provide FDA authority over tobacco products. As the iom concluded, "The time has come for Congress to exercise its acknowledged authority to regulate the production, marketing and distribution of tobacco pr...

New Mississippi Poll: Voters Strongly Support FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products

...tes to dramatically reduce tobacco use as a significant public health problem, it is essential to provide FDA authority over tobacco products. As the iom concluded, "The time has come for Congress to exercise its acknowledged authority to regulate the production, marketing and distribution of tobacco pr...

Limiting Work Hours for Medical Residents Could Be Costly

...p to the ACGME to enact the rules, which it has so far not done. In the NEJM study, Nuckols and her colleagues estimated the cost of adopting the iom recommendations at $3.2 million annually per major teaching hospital. The total would range from $1.1 to $2.5 billion, depending on how much it cos...

U.S. Health Care System Fails to Protect Patients From Deadly Medical Errors

...n made implementing key reforms recommended by the iom to improve patient safety, according to Consumers ...mers Union detailed the lack of progress since the iom estimated in 1999 that as many as 98,000 Americans...ople dying from medical harm has dropped since the iom first warned about these deadly mistakes a decade ...

Panel Seeks Fuller Disclosure of Drug Company Payments

...OM), part of the National Academy of Sciences. The iom serves as an adviser to the nation on health matte... of California, San Francisco, and chairman of the iom panel that prepared the report. Dr. Peter Lurie... in place that avoid conflict of interest." The iom committee was convened to address growing concerns...

Statement by Christine K. Cassel, MD, President and CEO of the ABIM Foundation on the Institute of Medicine Report: Conflict of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice

... the environment in which they practice may make it difficult to do so. The iom report released today, the research for which was funded in part by the ABI...deals embodied in the Charter . "We look forward to working with the iom to continue to promote a health care profession that is committed to the va...

Christine Cassel, MD Appointed to President Obama's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

... author or co-author of 14 books and more than 150 journal articles on geriatric medicine, aging, bioethics and health policy. She chaired influential iom reports on end-of-life care and public health and served on the committee that authored the Quality Chasm report . Her most recent book is Medicare M...

APHA Misleads Americans About Fluoridation

...nstitute of Medicine (IOM) (1999) Since fluoride isn't a nutrient, the iom sets adequate intake from all sources to avoid children's discolored teeth and upper limit to avoid crippling bone damage which iom admits "is too high for persons with certain illnesses..."(9) ...

IOM Summit Provides Models for Health Reform

...l Collaborative looks forward to receiving the formal summary report of the iom Summit and the Health of the Public on November 4, 2009," said Bravewell Ex...will begin work with our Summit Coalition partners in consultation with the iom on two major points of merging consensus," said Christy Mack, Bravewell's P...

Iodine in Prenatal Vitamins Varies Widely

...tamins with 150 micrograms of iodine a day. Both the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend higher amounts. The iom suggests 220 micrograms daily during pregnancy and 290 micrograms while breast-feeding; the WHO recommends 250 micrograms daily during both pregnancy ...

Nurses Welcome President's Call for Comprehensive Health Reform

...noted. Average premiums for family coverage have soared by 119 percent the past decade - three and a half times the growth of family incomes. The iom noted that many companies are dumping full-time positions, and replacing them with part-time, contract, and temporary jobs that don't offer health ben...

Health insurance essential for health and well-being

... and the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- has emerged since the iom last studied the consequences of uninsurance in 2004. In addition, new rese...eir doctors' decisions. This report follows a series of six reports the iom issued between 2001 and 2004 that evaluated how children, adults, families,...

New Coalition, the Eldercare Workforce Alliance, to Address the Critical Shortage of Healthcare Workers Capable of Meeting the Unique Care Needs of Older Adults

...o care for the rapidly growing number of older adults in the U.S. The iom report, Retooling for an Aging America: Building the Health Care Workforce...tless hours of care are inadequately trained and prepared, according to the iom report. In immediate response to the eldercare workforce crisis, the...

IOM gathers health care leaders for summit on integrative medicine

...or integrative medicine to improve U.S. health care. "Interest in integrative medicine is burgeoning in many parts of the health care system," said iom President Harvey V. Fineberg, M.D., Ph.D. "This summit will examine the role and value of integrative approaches to care that are designed to meet the...

Stakeholders and public should use 20 specific health indicators

... how well patients fare from the care they receive, and to what extent health professionals and facilities are meeting specific goals. SUSA asked iom to recommend no more than 20 indicators of health, each with a substantial body of high-quality data behind it. Reputable organizations are generatin...

Hospitals Now Able to Analyze Medical Mistakes without Fear of Lawsuits

...ts due to medical error has inspired a government agency to emulate a leading aviation safety system. An immediate outcome from recommendations in the iom "Crossing the Quality Chasm" series of reports, is the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 that authorized the creation of Patient Safe...

American College of Surgeons Comments on Institute of Medicine Report on Resident Duty Hours

...ours that was released on December 2, 2008, by the iom Committee on Optimizing Graduate Medical Trainee (...ove Patient Safety. ACS agrees with the iom in its conclusion that further reductions in the m...rgeons. However, the College is concerned that the iom recommendation regarding 16-hour shifts could comp...

New Report Recommends Strategies to Reduce Medical Resident Fatigue-Related Errors and Improve Training

...The report is the result of a 15-month study by an iom committee that reviewed the relationship between r...ts are more likely to make mistakes. The iom committee recommends several changes to the existi...transition activities for the other six hours. The iom recommends a change to require residents who compl...

Revised hours and workloads for medical residents needed to prevent

...could be roughly $1.7 billion annually. This is less than half of 1 percent of what Medicare spends on care for older Americans annually. As another iom report on medication errors noted, the extra medical costs of treating drug-related injuries occurring in hospitals conservatively amount to $3.5 bill...

CDC Reports Drop in Adult Smoking, But Death Toll and Health Costs Are Still Growing; Congress, States Should Implement Proven Solutions

...smoking rates to 16.5 percent and 16.9 percent respectively, well below the national rate. While continued state and local efforts are critical, the iom report concluded that the states alone cannot solve the tobacco problem. The federal government, which has largely been absent from the fight to reduc...

Wolters Kluwer Health's Unique Prescription Data Tapped by FDA in Effort to Advance Drug Safety

...e safe use of drugs by the American people. Specific recommendations in the iom report addressed modernizing the drug safety program and outlined activitie...rtherance of this effort and in conjunction with the recommendations in the iom report, FDA seeks to continue to access drug utilization data in an outpati...

Tubbs Jones Addresses Health Disparities Issue During Hearing

...ot just to my district, but to districts across the country. The time has arrived to give health disparities a voice in health reform discussions. The iom report, Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities in Healthcare, studied the health gap between minority and non-minority Am...

Women who gain excessive weight during pregnancy

...from healthy eating and exercise before becoming pregnant, as well as reducing postpartum weight retention before a subsequent pregnancy. Using the iom guidelines, children whose mothers exceeded the recommended weight gain were 48 percent more likely to be overweight than children whose mothers staye...

AmeriCares Delivers Life-Saving Aid to Myanmar

...refugees and internally displaced people, including health care services. iom will be operating ten mobile clinics serving the victims of the cyclone in ...awaddy delta region. AmeriCares medicines and supplies will enable not only iom to restore health and save lives throughout Myanmar, but will provide essen...

Extra Pounds During and Between Pregnancies Can Pose Problems

...ter of American women gain more than 40 pounds during their pregnancy. The iom is currently reviewing its guidelines on pregnancy weight gain and expects ...to issue new guidelines during the summer of 2009. In the meantime, the iom recommends that women with a body mass index (BMI, a ratio of weight to hei...

Texas Health Care Association: New Report on Long Term Care Workforce Spotlights Need to Boost Texas Medicaid Rates

... aging population. "The overall message of the iom report is that there is both a supply and demand p... we need, and that our residents deserve." The iom analysis specifically warns the U.S. health-care w...tion to adequately finance that care - and the new iom report and its recommendations help make the case ...

Use of information technology is minimal in nursing homes

...g homes by 2010. These initial studies reveal that nursing home administrators have a long way to go before they achieve the goals suggested by the iom report, Alexander said. The development of IT profiles is a necessary first step toward benchmarking the best practices of IT use across nursing homes...
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