Health care is rapidly evolving. No longer does a person receive care from just a single doctor at a single location; information and care are spread among various facilities and health care providers. In order for a patient to receive the best care, health education must reflect the changing health care environment. Taking inspiration from the 2010 IOM report, The Future of Nursing, and the 2010 Lancet Commission report on interdependent health professional education for the 21st century, the IOM Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education aims to apply an ongoing, multi-national, multi-disciplinary approach to exploring promising innovations in health education.
The Forum brings together stakeholders from a variety of disciplines and sectors to engage in dialogue and discussion to illuminate contemporary issues in health professional education. Further, the Forum will provide an ongoing, innovative mechanism to cultivate new ideas through global, multi-disciplinary collaboratives, which represent formal partnerships between university-based health institutions that are undertaking recommendations put forward in either the 2010 Lancet Commission report or the Future of Nursing report. The four innovation collaboratives are located in Canada, India, South Africa, and Uganda. Presently, the membership includes 35 key organizations in healthcare. N-OADN is proud to be a representative on this important global forum in health education. N-OADN President, Donna Meyer, MSN, RN, will represent N-OADN on the Forum.
(This information is from the Institute of Medicine website: http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Global/InnovationHealthProfEducation.aspx )