Appendix B

This report has been reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise, in accordance with procedures approved by the NRC’s Report Review Committee. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the institution in making its published report as sound as possible and to ensure that the report meets institutional standards for objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process. We wish to thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

REED M. GARDNER, Professor, Medical Informatics, University of Utah

BLACKFORD MIDDLETON, Director of Clinical Informatics Research and Development, Partners Healthcare System, Inc., Brigham and Women’s Hospital

DAVID N. MOHR, Professor of Medicine, Area Medicine, Mayo Clinic

JUDITH J. WARREN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing, University of Kansas

Although the reviewers listed above have provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they did not see the final draft of the report before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Don E. Detmer, Dennis Gillings Professor of Health Management, The Judge Institute of Management Studies, University of Cambridge, and Professor Emeritus, Professor of Medical Education, University of Virginia. Appointed by the National Research Council and Institute of Medicine, he was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with institutional procedures and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content of this report rests entirely with the authoring committee and the institution.

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