Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Quality Chasm Series

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) is an independent, nonprofit organization that provides unbiased, authoritative advice to decision makers and the public. Established in 1970, the IOM is the health arm of the National Academy of Sciences, which was chartered under President Abraham Lincoln in 1863. The National Academy of Sciences has expanded into what is collectively known as the National Academies, which comprises the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, the National Research Council, and the IOM. The following series of reports recommends strategies for reformation of the US health care system, largely based on evidence-based practice applications. The Institute of Medicine Health Care Quality Initiative can be located at http://www.iom.edu/Global/News%20Announcements/Crossing-the-Quality-Chasm-The-IOM-Health-Care-Quality-Initiative.aspx

 

  1. Institute of Medicine. (2000). To err is human: Building a safer health system. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309068371.
  2. Institute of Medicine. (2001). Crossing the quality chasm: A new health system for the 21st Century [Committee on Health Care in America & Institute of Medicine]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10027.
  3. Institute of Medicine. (2002). Leadership by example: Coordinating government roles in improving health care quality [Committee on Enhancing Federal Healthcare Quality Programs].

    Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2002/Leadership-by-Example-Coordinating-Government-Roles-in-Improving-Health-Care-Quality.aspx.
  4. Institute of Medicine. (2003). Fostering rapid advances in health care: Learning from system demonstrations Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10565&page=R1.
  5. Institute of Medicine. (2003). Health professions education: A bridge to quality. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10681&page=R1.
  6. Institute of Medicine. (2003). Priority areas for national action: Transforming health care quality [Committee on Identifying Priority Areas for Quality Improvement; Board on Health Care Services]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
  7. Institute of Medicine. (2004). Academic health centers: Leading change in the 21st century [Committee on the Roles of Academic Health Centers in the 21st Century]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=10734#description.
  8. Nielsen-Bohlman, L., Panzer, A.M., & Kindig, D.A. (Eds.). (2004).  Health literacy: A prescription to end confusion [Committee on Health Literacy; Board on Neuroscience and Behavioral Health]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=10883&page=R1
  9. Institute of Medicine, & Page, A. (Ed.) (2004). Keeping patients safe: Transforming the work environment of nurses [Institute of Medicine Committee on the Work Environment for Nurses and Patient Safety] Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309090679.
  10. Institute of Medicine. (2004). Patient safety: Achieving a new standard of care [Committee on Data Standards for Patient Safety; Board on Health Care Services]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?isbn=0309090776.
  11. Institute of Medicine. (2004). The 1st annual Crossing the Quality Chasm summit: A focus on communities [Committee on the Crossing the Quality Chasm: Next steps toward a new health care system].  Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from  http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11085&page=R1.
  12. Committee on Engineering and the Health Care System, Institute of Medicine, & National Academy of Engineering. (2005). Building a better delivery system: A new engineering/health care partnership Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=11378.
  13. Institute of Medicine. (2006). Performance measurement: Accelerating improvement [Committee on Redesigning Health Insurance Performance Measures, Payment, and Performance Improvement Programs; Board on Health Care Services]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog/11517.html.
  14. Institute of Medicine. (2007). Preventing medication errors [Committee on Identifying and Preventing Medication Errors]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2006/Preventing-Medication-Errors-Quality-Chasm-Series.aspx.
  15. Institute of Medicine. (2007). The learning healthcare system: Workshop Summary [Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine].  Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11903.
  16. Institute of Medicine. (2007). The state of quality improvement and implementation research: Expert views [Workshop Summary]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11986&page=R2.
  17. Institute of Medicine. (2008). Knowing what works in health care: A roadmap for the nation. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12038.
  18. Institute of Medicine. (2008). Training the workforce in quality improvement and quality improvement research. Paper presented at the Forum on the Science of Health Care Quality Improvement and Implementation, Washington, DC.
  19. Institute of Medicine. (2009). Leadership commitments to improve value in health care: Finding common ground: Workshop Summary [Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care ].  Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11982&page=R1.
  20. Institute of Medicine. (2010). Redesigning continuing education in the health professions[Committee on Planning a Continuing Health Care Professional Education Institute; Board on Health care Services]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12704.
  21. Institute of Medicine. (2011). Clinical guidelines we can trust [Committee on Standards for
    Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Clinical-Practice-Guidelines-We-Can-Trust.aspx or http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13058.
  22. Institute of Medicine. (2011). Crossing the quality chasm: The IOM Health Care Quality Initiative [Announcement].  Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from  http://www.iom.edu/Global/News%20Announcements/Crossing-the-Quality-Chasm-The-IOM-Health-Care-Quality-Initiative.aspx.
  23. Institute of Medicine, & National Academy of Engineering. (2011). Engineering a learning healthcare system: A look at the future: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Engineering-a-Learning-Healthcare-System.aspx.
  24. Institute of Medicine. (2011). Finding what works in health care: Standards for systematic reviews. [Committee on Standards for Systematic Reviews of Comparative Effective Research; Board on Health Care Services].  Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13059.
  25. Institute of Medicine. (2011). The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health [prepared by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Committee Initiative on the Future of Nursing]. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.  Retrieved from  http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health.aspx.
  26. Institute of Medicine. (2011). Leading Health Indicators for Healthy People 2020 [Letter Report]
    (pp. 4). Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from http://www.iom.edu/Reports/2011/Leading-Health-Indicators-for-Healthy-People-2020.aspx.
  27. Institute of Medicine. (2011). The common rule and continuous improvement in health care: A learning health system perspective [discussion paper] (pp. 8). Washington, DC: National Academies Press. Retrieved from  http://www.iom.edu/Global/Perspectives/2012/CommonRule.aspx?page=1.