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Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence
The Center for Diagnostic Excellence, the first such Center focused exclusively on improving diagnostic safety and quality, was established in 2016 in recognition of the urgent need to address diagnostic errors. The Center's mission is to innovate to achieve diagnostic excellence and accountability for Johns Hopkins, the region, and the world by eliminating preventable harms from diagnostic errors, optimizing patient outcomes and experience in diagnosis, and reducing waste in diagnostic assessment. To this end, the Center’s long-range goals include (1) catalyzing efforts to improve diagnostic performance by raising awareness, engaging partners, prioritizing problems, implementing solutions, and measuring the impact of new diagnostic strategies; (2) developing the science of diagnostic safety by creating novel methods, metrics, and tools to improve diagnosis; and (3) enhancing diagnostic research by building training capacity, organizing collaborative networks, and influencing funding policy. The Center is housed within the Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality. The Armstrong Institute’s mission is to partner with patients and their loved ones to end preventable harm and continuously improve patient outcomes with a vision of saving lives by leading the world in patient safety and quality care. The Center includes a transdisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, allied health professionals, scientists, and staff members from the Johns Hopkins Hospital and the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campuses. The Center’s achievements to date include building a community of patients and nurses trained to engage in diagnostic excellence research, creating novel diagnostic performance outcome measures, and developing innovative device-based bedside decision support tools to reduce stroke misdiagnosis in the emergency department.
Advocate Aurora Health
Advocate Aurora Health is one of the 10 largest not-for-profit, integrated health systems in the United States and a leading employer in the Midwest with more than 70,000 employees, including more than 22,000 nurses and the region’s largest employed medical staff and home health organization. A national leader in clinical innovation, health outcomes, consumer experience and value-based care, the system serves nearly 3 million patients annually in Illinois and Wisconsin across more than 500 sites of care. Advocate Aurora is engaged in hundreds of clinical trials and research studies and is nationally recognized for its expertise in cardiology, neurosciences, oncology and pediatrics. The organization contributed $2.1 billion in charitable care and services to its communities in 2018. We help people live well.
The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente
The Permanente Federation LLC (the Federation) is the national leadership and consulting organization for the eight Permanente Medical Groups (PMGs), which, together with the Kaiser Foundation Health Plans and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, comprise Kaiser Permanente. The PMGs employ more than 22,000 physicians and approximately 90,000 nurses and other clinicians, and they provide care to over 12.2 million Kaiser Permanente members. The Federation works on behalf of the PMGs to optimize care delivery and spread Permanente Medicine – medicine that is patient centered, evidence based, technology enabled, culturally responsive, team delivered, and physician led. The Federation, based in Oakland, California, fosters an open learning environment and accelerates research, innovation, and performance improvements across the PMGs to expand the reach of Kaiser Permanente’s integrated care delivery model and to lead the nation in transforming care delivery.
American Board of Medical Specialties®
National Kidney Foundation
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