Track cardiovascular disease nationally, IOM recommends

08/10/2011 |

An Institute of Medicine study committee recommends that HHS develop a national surveillance system to track chronic diseases, including cardiovascular illnesses, that are among the most common, costly and preventable of the nation's health problems. Without national monitoring, gaps will remain in tracking methods, according to the committee, which suggested that tools such as electronic health records can be used to capture data.

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