Carmel Crock, MD Awarded Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award
Congratulations to Carmel Crock, MD on receiving this year’s Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award for her research, advocacy, and leadership in the field as well as her efforts to expand the field of diagnostic quality & safety internationally.
SIDM Supports National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) joins with the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety (NSC) to announce the release of a National Action Plan intended to provide health systems with renewed momentum and clearer direction for eliminating preventable medical harm.
COVID-19 Testing Is Confusing - What You Need to Know Now
The world’s been turned upside down due to COVID-19. Any virus can be a complicated creature, especially when a new one pops up. And because medical experts are learning as they go, and sharing what they learn with the rest of us, it can sometimes feel like we’re standing on shifting sands as the tide is rising.
Diagnosis and Telemedicine – What are the Important Research Questions?
The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the usage of telemedicine overnight, establishing it as a mainstay for healthcare delivery and diagnosis. A new project convened by SIDM, funded by PCORI, will bring together a multi-stakeholder group to make recommendations on the research most needed by the field.
One in 10 Patients with a ‘Big Three’
One in 10 people (9.6%) with symptoms caused by a major vascular event, infection, or cancer will be misdiagnosed, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CRICO Strategies.
Coalition Members Respond to COVID-19
Many of our Coalition to Improve Diagnosis members are on the front lines working diligently to test and diagnose patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to provide timely and useful information regarding COVID-19, our members have developed a wide range of resources, including toolkits, live chats, webinars, community groups and more.
Creating a world where no patients are harmed by diagnostic error.
SIDM catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm from diagnostic error, in partnership with patients, their families, the healthcare community and every interested stakeholder.
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One-third of malpractice cases that result in death or permanent disability stem from an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis, making it the number one cause of serious harms among medical errors.
Roughly 40,000‐80,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals each year can be attributed to diagnostic error. It’s about the same number of people who die annually from breast cancer or diabetes.
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Patients Gain Control of Personal Health Information With the 21st Century Cures Act and OpenNotes
Recent developments in health care have improved patient’s ability to access and control their records after decades of incremental progress and isolated success stories.
New Grants Focus on Interventions to Improve Diagnosis
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has selected 17 grantees for its DxQI Seed Grant Program, a competitive grant process to fund interventions to improve diagnosis. In January, SIDM will issue the second call for proposals.
SIDM Welcomes New President and New Board Member
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) today welcomed Robert Trowbridge, MD, as the new President of the organization and Tina Grande as a member of the Board of Directors. Dr. Trowbridge is taking over as President following the end of Dr. David Newman-Toker’s term.
Advancing Patient Safety Together
In our October issue of ACT Update, Jeffrey Brady, MD, MPH from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) discusses the National Steering Committee for Patient Safety and their National Action Plan to Advance Patient Safety.
Carmel Crock, MD presented with Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) today announced that Carmel Crock, MD has been named recipient of the Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award. The award will be presented today at the Diagnostic Error in Medicine 13th Annual International Conference.
2020 Annual Report: Improving Diagnosis - Now is the Time
Read the SIDM 2020 Annual Report, "Improving Diagnosis: Now is the Time," highlighting major projects and initiatives aimed at improving diagnostic quality and safety.
COVID-19 Testing Is Confusing. What You Need to Know Now.
If you’re concerned you might have COVID-19 or have been exposed to it, or you’ve been asked to get tested by your work or school, here are answers to your questions about how to get the right test and the correct diagnosis.
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