ImproveDx Newsletter

March 2020
Volume 7 | Issue 2

Feedback, on the Learning Curve to Improved Diagnosis

By Susan Carr

At most organizations, feedback about diagnostic errors continues to be rare; it is hard to both give and receive. What the term “feedback” means and how best to use it for learning is increasingly the subject of discussion and research.

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Disparities Workshop Connects Patient and Clinician Insights

With support from SIDM leaders in patient engagement, Dr. Kathryn McDonald, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University, and patient safety champion Helen Haskell, hosted a Disparities Workshop at DEM2019. Highlights of workshop included an amalgam of patient stories crafted to capture the significance of the errors experienced and the importance of the patients’ visible age, gender, and racial factors.

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From the Field: Taking Action to Close the Loop on Diagnostic Error - A Constellation and SIDM Collaborative

Constellation, a medical professional liability (MPL) insurance company, and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) have joined together to create a new Quality Improvement Collaborative focused on closing the loop on test results and follow-up care.

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

AcademyHealth • Advocate Aurora Health • American Association of Nurse Practitioners • American Board of Medical Specialties® • American College of Radiology • Association of American Medical Colleges • Celgene Corporation • COLA, Inc. • Constellation • Covera Health •  Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation • Digital Reasoning • eHealth Africa • Intermountain Healthcare • Isabel • Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence • MCIC Vermont • Med-IQ • MedStar Health • MPL Association • National Kidney Foundation • NBME • Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers • Teladoc • The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente

Did You Know?

Every nine minutes, someone in a U.S. hospital dies due to a medical diagnosis that was wrong or delayed. Your donation today will help us improve the accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis and continue our vision in creating a world where no patients are harmed by diagnostic error.