IOM Report Offers Strategies to Improve the Timeliness of Healthcare Appointments

July 1, 2015 | Strategic Insights for Health System


The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has issued a June 29, 2015, report with recommendations to promote the more timely availability of healthcare appointments. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and developed by the IOM Committee on Optimizing Scheduling in Health Care, Transforming Health Care Scheduling and Access: Getting to Now reviews what is currently known and experienced with respect to healthcare access, scheduling, and wait times nationally and offers preliminary observations about emerging best practices and promising strategies.

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