ImproveDx Newsletter

May 2020
Volume 7 | Issue 3

COVID-19 Gives Telemedicine a Larger Role in Diagnosis

By Susan Carr

Telemedicine has long been poised to play a larger role in healthcare delivery. For years it was held back by a logjam of entrenched habits and interests that has now been freed by COVID-19.

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Patient Safety Leader Gordon Schiff, MD receives John M. Eisenberg Award

We are proud to announce that Gordon Schiff, MD is the recipient of the 2019 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for Individual Achievement from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum.

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From the Field: Coalition Member AHRQ Calls for Focus on Diagnostic Safety Measurement

The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) recently released a new issue brief entitled “Operational Measurement of Diagnostic Safety: State of the Science” calling for healthcare organizations to utilize resources from recent research to improve diagnostic safety through measurement.

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Thanks to Our Members & 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.