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Learn more about the work the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is doing to improve diagnostic quality and safety.

SIDM presents Laura Zwaan, PhD with Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award

October 27, 2021

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine today announced that it will present Laura Zwaan, Ph.D., with its annual Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award in recognition for unwavering commitment to expanding the field of diagnostic quality and safety.

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The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Announces Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD as New Chief Executive Officer

October 15, 2021

The Board of Directors of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) announced today that after an extensive national search, Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD, has been appointed as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Ward-Robinson will succeed current Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of SIDM, Paul L. Epner, MBA, MEd, who’s held his role since the organization was founded in 2011. Dr. Ward-Robinson’s employment with SIDM will commence immediately.

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Researchers Explore How the Surge in Telemedicine Might Impact Diagnosis

September 8, 2021

Not enough has been done to understand the accuracy or efficacy of diagnoses delivered by telemedicine according to a new issue brief from the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). The TeleDx project, a literature review and series of interviews, found that health systems surveyed patient satisfaction with telemedicine but did not measure the accuracy of diagnosis presented via telemedicine.

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16 Organizations Awarded Grants to Test Innovations that Improve Diagnosis and Reduce Disparities

August 17, 2021

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is issuing the second grant round, totaling $3 million over three years, as part of the organization’s DxQI Seed Grant Program. Sixteen organizations will receive awards up to $50,000 to test interventions to improve the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of diagnoses.

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2021-2022 Fellows in Diagnostic Excellence Announced

June 25, 2021

Eight new Fellows in Diagnostic Excellence were announced today by the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). The 2021-2022 Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence awardees will work on innovative projects focused on improving diagnostic quality and safety.

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Patient Safety – Statement on Common Formats for Reporting Diagnostic Errors

June 11, 2021

Statement by Paul Epner, CEO of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) recently released Common Formats for Event Reporting – Diagnostic Safety (CFER-DS) Version 0.1.

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Four New Organizations Join National Coalition to Improve Diagnosis

December 29, 2020

Four leading healthcare organizations, AMGA (American Medical Group Association), END SEPSIS, Health Care Improvement Foundation (HCIF), and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) have committed to take action to improve diagnostic quality and safety by joining the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, which already includes more than 60 of the most prominent organizations in health care and patient advocacy.

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The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Launches Two New Quality and Safety Resources

December 22, 2020

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has released a new online toolkit to support diagnostic quality and safety researchers in developing patient-centered comparative effectiveness research (CER) and an interactive Diagnostic Process Map to support education about the diagnostic process as conceptualized by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (National Academies) in a consensus report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care.

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Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Welcomes New President and New Board Member

November 10, 2020

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.

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Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Presents Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award to Carmel Crock, MD

October 21, 2020

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.

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