Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain. In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, enough for every adult in the United States to have a bottle of pills. But opioid pain medication use presents serious risks, including overdose and opioid use disorder. From 1999 to 2014, more than 165,000 people died from overdose related to opioid pain medication in the United States. Continue reading “A Response to the CDC Opioid Guidline: Implementing Integrative Therapies into Chronic Pain Care” »
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Simply understanding how the am/fm radio works; that was the assignment for Henry Samueli’s 7th-grade electric shop class, the point in his life that turned out to be the beginning of it all. Continue reading “PODCAST: An Interview with Henry Samueli, PhD” »
Thanks to Einstein, we know that all living matter is made up of energy. But there is a difference between traditional energy used in sound, light and magnetic therapies and the more ancient concept of subtle energy that may be behind the healing practices of therapeutics touch, healing touch, Reiki, and Qi Gong. Continue reading “Understanding Bioenergy Medicine with Dr. John Ives” »
Samueli Institute has launched brainmindhealing.org, a website dedicated to exploring mind-body medicine and its unparalleled healing capacity. Modern medicine, with its many innovations, is still missing several components that if used, would heal patients and leave them with a more promising future. Continue reading “Samueli Institute Launches Brain, Mind and Healing Website” »
On a quest to discover which healthcare practices are the most effective and nominal in cost, leaders from Samueli Institute’s Scientific Evaluation and Research of Claims in Healthcare (SEaRCH) Program have published an article on how to get evidence-based medical practices into mainstream care. We have found that expert panels from SI and partnered organizations are the best option to guide the research process.
Samueli Institute’s SEaRCH program has several expert panels which include article co-authors Wayne Jonas, MD and Senior Psychologist, Pamela Elfenbaum. The Clinical Expert Panel (CEP), Research Expert Panel (REP), the (PoEP) which is designed for policy and the PaEP which is for patient experts. Partners of SI are also closely involved in streamlining evidence-based patient care:
National Institute of Health (NIH) Consensus Panels -Since 1977, the panel has been congregating on occasions to answer standing questions on how to resolve the controversies surrounding data management.
Institute of Medicine (IOM)- The IOM summarizes the medical evidence into reports to make the data more clear and more readily available to be used by practitioners.
RAND Expert Panel– RAND focuses on clinical experts rather than scientific experts to add diversity to the evidence. RAND’s Ian Coulter, PhD is working closely with SI’s SEaRCH.
Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI)- Director of the initiative, Dr. Shamini Jain has partnered with SEaRCH for this article.
The article titled, SEaRCH expert panel process: streamlining the link between evidence and practice, is published in the journal BioMed Central.