ImproveDx Newsletter

November 2019
Volume 6 | Issue 6

What Does the Public Know About Patient Safety and Diagnosis?

By Susan Carr

At the 20th anniversary of To Err is Human, the patient safety community reflects on its progress and future prospects.

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American College of Healthcare Executives Strives for Zero Patient Harm

Representing more than 48,000 members focused on advancing healthcare management excellence, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) recently joined the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis. Learn about what they are doing to improve diagnostic quality and safety.

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New DxQI Seed Grant Program to Promote Creativity in Diagnostic Field

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has established the DxQI Seed Grant Program using a $4.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to engage healthcare organizations in efforts to identify, develop, and test interventions aimed at improving diagnostic quality and reducing harm from diagnostic error.

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From the Field: Understanding and Reducing Diagnostic Error

In partnership with Medscape, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has developed a free, online learning module called “Understanding and Reducing Diagnostic Error” that provides an overview of diagnostic error and how to address it.

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From the Field: New SIDM Online Community

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) recently launched a new community platform that allows users to start conversations, discover and share resources, and network with peers online.

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Thanks to Our Sponsors

Abbott •  Isabel • Med-IQ • Constellation • Covera Health •  CRICO • Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers • MCIC Vermont • Press Ganey • Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence • Advocate Aurora Health  • The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente • AcademyHealth • American Board of Medical Specialties® • COLA, Inc. •  NBME•  eHealth Africa • Intermountain Healthcare • MedStar Health • National Kidney Foundation

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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.