Press Releases

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

Bipartisan Legislation Increasing Research Funding to Improve Diagnosis Introduced in U.S. House

November 21, 2019

Congress took steps this month to increase the federal government’s investment in research designed to improve the quality and safety of medical diagnoses. Bipartisan legislation, Improving Diagnosis in Medicine Act of 2019, was introduced by U.S. House Assistant Speaker Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) and Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) on November 13.

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Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Recognizes Leaders in the Field

November 12, 2019

SIDM today announced that Gordon Schiff, MD has been named recipient of the Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award. In addition, the team at the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ), Senators Roy Blunt (R-MO) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), and Representatives Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) and Ben Ray Lujan (D-AZ) were also recognized as SIDM Champions for Better Diagnosis. The awards were presented today at the Diagnostic Error in Medicine 12th Annual International Conference.

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Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Announces President-Elect and New Board Member

November 11, 2019

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) today announced that Robert Trowbridge, MD will serve as President-Elect of the organization, becoming president when Dr. David-Newman Toker’s term ends in November 2020. In addition, SIDM announced that Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA has joined the board of directors.

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New $4.5 Million Grant Program to Spur Innovation in Diagnostic Quality and Safety

September 17, 2019

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has been awarded a $4.5 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to launch the DxQI Seed Grant Program. The new program will 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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Analysis: One in Three Malpractice Cases with Serious Patient Harms Are Due to Misdiagnosis

July 11, 2019

One-third (34%) 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, according to a study appearing in the peer-reviewed journal Diagnosis.

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Four New Organizations Commit to Improve Diagnostic Quality and Safety

June 27, 2019

Four leading healthcare organizations, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Sepsis Alliance, and UCSF Health have pledged to take action to improve diagnostic quality and safety by joining the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, which already includes more than 50 of the most prominent organizations in health care and patient advocacy.

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Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Announces New Board Members

May 16, 2019

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) today announced three new members to its Board of Directors.

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Organizations Commit to Improve Diagnosis Accuracy and Timeliness

January 30, 2019

Six leading healthcare organizations, including those representing the laboratory testing community and the hospitals/health system sector, have pledged to take action to improve diagnostic quality and safety by joining the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, which already includes many of the most prominent organizations in health care and patient advocacy.

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SIDM Welcomes New Board Leadership & Members at DEM2018

November 8, 2018

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) announced new board leadership at the organization’s annual business meeting during the 11th Annual International Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference (DEM2018) this week in New Orleans. David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, became SIDM president; Tim Mosher, MD became Secretary; and Jen Campisano, JD, Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD, and Tom Lee, PhD, MBA joined as new board members.

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Mark L. Graber, MD Named New SIDM Chief Medical Officer

November 6, 2018

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) announced that Mark Graber, MD FACP will be its new Chief Medical Officer effective November 7. The announcement was made at the 11th Annual International Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference (DEM2018) in New Orleans, Louisiana.

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