Friday, September 02, 2005

IOM - Building a Better Delivery System

A New Engineering/Health Care Partnership

This report from the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) provides a framework and action plan for a systems approach to health care delivery based on a partnership between engineers and health care professionals.

The report describes the opportunities and challenges to harnessing the power of systems-engineering tools, information technologies, and complementary knowledge in social sciences, cognitive sciences, and business/management to advance the six IOM quality aims (health care should be: safe, effective, timely, patient-centered, efficient, and equitable)