Also in the News for Sept. 18, 2014

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IOM report: Technology, performance incentives could transform U.S. healthcare system


Although waste and inefficiency plague the U.S. healthcare system, the use of emerging technologies and payment reforms could have a transformative effect, a new report asserts.

Medicare payment reforms need to be based on more than geography, IOM says


States should allow a broader scope of practice among healthcare providers to improve access to care, rather than have the federal government base Medicare payment adjustments around geographic locations, an Institute of Medicine analysis says.

Institute of Medicine issues health-IT safety recommendations

The Department of Health and Human Services should impose more oversight of healthcare information technology venders, a new report recommends.

Institute of Medicine advocates for more chronic pain research and management

Nearly 116 million adults in the United States live with chronic pain, at a cost of up to $635 billion each year in medical treatment and lost productivity, according to a new report.