IOM Issues Plan for Chronic Disease Surveillance System
Last week, the Institute of Medicine released a blueprint for building a national chronic disease surveillance system. The report proposes that HHS lead an effort to "integrate current and emerging data on chronic diseases and generate timely guidance for stakeholders at the local, state, regional and national levels." IOM suggests that without a national system, "gaps in current monitoring approaches will continue to exist, making it more difficult to track the nation's health status despite advances in technology and data collection."
- "IOM Proposes Blueprint for Tracking Chronic Disease" (Pecquet, "Healthwatch," The Hill, 7/22).