The Center for Ethics team at MedStar Washington Hospital Center has received one of 11 RightCare Alliance Young Innovator Grants from the Boston-based Lown Institute, to address an emergent and critical issue in medicine - the rise of resident suicide and physician burnout.
The way doctors get paid in the United States is by providing services. The way doctors get paid even more is by providing even more services, sometimes unnecessary ones. In fact, the Institute of Medicine has estimated that Americans spend $210 billion annually on unnecessary health care. Show More Summary
Researchers in the Cedars-Sinai Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute have devised a novel way to generate transplantable corneal stem cells that may eventually benefit patients suffering from life-altering forms of blindness.
The Institute of Medicine of Chicago (IOMC) has announced the receipt of initial funding to pursue its new initiative designed to help eliminate health disparities in Chicago's underserved communities. More than $290,000 has been raised.
James J. Cimino, M.D., has been named the inaugural director of the Informatics Institute in the School of Medicine at UAB. He was previously was the chief of the Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center and a senior scientist at the National Library of Medicine.
The Institute of Medicine has just released A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System. The report is enormous (my paper copy weighs more than 5 pounds) and it is about as wonky as these things get. It’s underlying purpose is buried in the Preface. The U.S. food system provides a remarkably varied food supply […]
The health care giant, collaborating with Yale, made the announcement on the same day that the Institute of Medicine urged sponsors of clinical trials to share data.
Veronica Vieland, PhD, director of the Battelle Center for Mathematical Medicine in The Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, was recently awarded a $500,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation for her research study, "Measuring the Evidence in Evidence-Based Medical Research."
Scientists at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Zurich, Switzerland are working to create reconstructions of crime scenes in virtual reality using 3D scans and other information collected by forensic specialists. Currently, much of that information is tossed out when cases come to trial, but utilizing VR technologies like the Oculus Rift, juries could get […]
Scientists at the Institute of Forensic Medicine in Zurich, Switzerland are working to create virtual reality reconstructions of crime scenes using 3D scans and other information collected by forensic specialists. Currently, much of that information is tossed out when cases come to trial, but utilizing VR technologies like the Oculus Rift, juries could get a […]
LifeBridge Health selects Mauro Moscucci, M.D., M.B.A., as Sinai Hospital's chief of medicine and the medical director of the LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute.
Though there have been efforts to paint violence and crime as simple economics - give people more money and there is less crime - a new presentation at the Institute of Medicine's Means of Violence workshop finds there is instead a better reason why many poor neighborhoods don't have people preying on each other. Show More Summary
Modern medicine is a wondrous and complex thing. As an institution it has its beginnings in pre-history, with herbalists and shamans who treated every ailment, every illness with magic and salves and fireside dancing. Of course, the state of medicine has advanced 1000 fold since then. We...
The Institute of Medicine of Chicago has inducted its Fall 2014 Class of Fellows, a group of health care leaders from a variety of disciplines and organizations in the Chicago area. A total of 45 Fellows were inducted in 2014.
Some 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, according to the Institute of Medicine, but funding to support scientific research that could lead to effective new therapies for pain remains inadequate. Recognizing this dilemma,...Show More Summary
Jason H. Moore, PhD, has been named the first permanent director of the Penn Institute for Biomedical Informatics (IBI), at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. His appointment starts March 1, 2015. Moore is an expert in genetics and biomedical informatics, who is currently on faculty at Dartmouth College.
In 2002, a landmark Institute of Medicine report awoke the world to shocking inequality in the health-care system. The report's conclusion: racial and ethnic minorities tend to receive lower quality of care than whites do, even after accounting for factors like income and insurance status. The reasons for the disparity were complex and varied. The […]
In a breakthrough just published in Nature Medicine, researchers at Rockefeller University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have reported on a new technique to use electromagnetic waves to activate insulin production in mice with diabetes. Show More Summary
Congress, in its infinite wisdom, is again using the appropriations process to micromanage nutrition standards for school meals and the WIC program, against the advice of the Institute of Medicine and other health experts. The new appropriations bill includes several provisions relevant to issues I discuss frequently here. By all reports, this is the best […]
In September, the Institute of Medicine started what it hoped would become a national conversation on how well we’re prepared for dying. It published a 500-page report, “Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences...Show More Summary