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

September 22, 2022

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is issuing the third grant round, totaling $3 million over three years, as part of the organization’s DxQI Seed Grant Program. 19 organizations will receive awards up to $50,000 to test interventions to improve the quality, accuracy, and timeliness of diagnoses.

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Scholars and Future Leaders Across Medicine Chosen to Advance Equity and Diagnostic Excellence For Older Adults

July 28, 2022

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) are proud to announce the selection of the SIDM Age-Friendly Fellow and the NAM Scholar in Diagnostic Excellence who will both focus on advancing equity and improvements in diagnosis for older adults.

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SIDM Appoints Dr. William “Bill” F. Owen, Jr., MD as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

May 13, 2022

The CEO of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), Jennie-Ward Robinson, PhD, today announces the appointment of Dr. William “Bill” F. Owen, Jr., MD, FACP as Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer. With almost two decades of executive leadership experience in the health sector, Dr. Owen was selected by SIDM for this role to accelerate its growth and identify innovation opportunities. Dr. Owen will be responsible for organizational strategy as SIDM positions itself as a leader spurring improvement in diagnosis in medicine and reducing patient harm.

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The Administration and Congress Agree: Reducing Harm from Diagnostic Error is an Urgent Patient Safety Priority

March 31, 2022

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) applauds the increased funding for research and quality improvement to reduce the tremendous human and financial toll of missed, wrong, or delayed diagnosis proposed in President Biden’s budget proposal. Studies show that some 12 million Americans annually experience a diagnostic error, sometimes with devastating consequences and that these errors contribute $100 billion in waste to the system.

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Applications for the American Board of Medical Specialties 2022–2023 Visiting Scholars Program are Now Available

March 30, 2022

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is now accepting applications for the 2022–2023 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program. This one-year, part-time program facilitates the development of early-career physicians, medical specialists, and research professionals by supporting their research and encouraging their engagement with the ABMS community. Applications must be received by 12 am CT on June 12, 2022.

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Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2022

March 18, 2022

ECRI just released their annual list of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2022, highlighting, among other important patient safety concerns, two priority issues for SIDM: (1) bias and racism in addressing patient safety; and (2) cognitive biases and diagnostic error.

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National Academy of Medicine Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence Program Seeking Applications in Partnership with The John A. Hartford Foundation

February 17, 2022

National Academy of Medicine Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence Program Seeking Applications in Partnership with The John A. Hartford Foundation The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence program is currently seeking applications, including for a scholar supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) focused on reducing disparities and errors in diagnosis among the older adult population. The application submission deadline is 3 pm ET on March 3, 2022. Learn More | Apply Now The program seeks exceptional individuals who are interested in focusing on diagnosis-related work from a broad range of disciplines and professions – including physicians,…

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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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