The Impact of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing

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The Impact on Nursing of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing Dana Allen Grand Canyon University Tricia Aud November 3, 2013 The Impact on Nursing of the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report on the Future of Nursing The Institute of Medicine (IOM) report: The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health; was a product of collaboration between the IOM and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). They worked together to research viable solutions for the current healthcare systems problems. The IOM is an American non-profit , private organization. Providing national advice on medical and health topics, with the goal of improving the health of the nation, is the purpose of the IOM.…show more content…
Insurers are less likely to reimburse APRN’s in states that mandate physician supervision. Nurses need to push for reform of the regulations governing APRN;s. The ACA includes four initiatives designed to provide increasingly patient centered care. Primary care nurses could see job locations or job descriptions changes with the implementation of these initiatives. These initiatives include Accountable Care Organizations (ACO), Medical Health Home (MHH), Community Health Centers (CHC), and Nurse Managed Health Centers (NMHC). An ACO are groups of healthcare providers who work together to provide cost efficient care for Medicare patients. Nurses will help an ACO by functioning as a care coordinator of Quality Improvement Manager. Care coordinators will have to manage care with doctor offices, hospitals, rehab centers, and home settings, Quality Improvement Managers will focus on analyzing data and promoting evidence based practices. The MHH is a team of healthcare providers who supply healthcare services. The goal is to increase access to care, improve quality of care, and decrease costs. The main components to achieve these goals are health information technology and payment revision. Nurses will need to be competent with technological venues such as electronic medical records and be advocates for reform regarding payment regulations. An example of a CHC is Community Health Center, Inc.

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