Institute of Medicine Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine

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Since 2006, the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine has explored approaches to transform the way evidence on clinical effectiveness is developed and used to improve medical care. The IOM Roundtable is composed of leadership from key health care sectors: patients, providers, payers, employers, manufacturers, health information technology specialists, researchers, and policymakers. The California HealthCare Foundation is a founding sponsor of the roundtable.

The IOM Roundtable focuses on both the near-term need for evidence on the comparative effectiveness of diagnostic and treatment options, and the long-term effort of marshaling emerging technology and expertise to create a health care system in which patient care reflects the best available evidence while accumulating new knowledge.

The Roundtable’s 2008 annual report, Learning Healthcare System Concepts v. 2008, summarizes the common themes and priorities emerging from the IOM Roundtable, including:

  • Redesigning the clinical effectiveness research paradigm
  • Recognizing clinical data as a public good
  • Improving the standards of evidence

Activities of the IOM Roundtable include public meetings and seminars on key topics, as well as collaborative joint projects.

Read more about the roundtable on the site of the Institute of Medicine listed under External Links.