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|The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis|
The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
About Our CoalitionLike many aspects of medical care, diagnosis is an understandably imperfect science. Many factors contribute to making an accurate diagnosis in a timely manner. Despite the considerable commitment and expertise of all involved, the potential for delayed or inaccurate diagnoses cannot be eliminated—and can cause serious harm to patients.
Despite formidable challenges, major strides can—and must—be made to improve diagnostic accuracy and timeliness. Everyone has an important role to play, including patients, physicians, nurses, radiology and laboratory scientists, health system leaders, and others.
The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis, formed and led by the Society to Improve Diagnosis, increases awareness and actions that improve diagnosis. Members of the Coalition represent hundreds of thousands of healthcare providers and patients—and the leading health organizations and government agencies involved in patient care. Together, we work to find solutions that enhance diagnostic safety and quality, reduce harm, and ultimately, ensure better health outcomes for patients.
Where We're HeadedIn 2018, the Coalition will build awareness of the impact of inaccurate or delayed medical diagnoses, and identify specific actions that different sectors can take to improve diagnostic accuracy.
|ABIM Foundation||Intermountain Healthcare
|Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine
||Johns Hopkins Medicine
|American Academy of Family Physicians
||The Leapfrog Group
|American Academy of Pediatrics
||Maryland Patient Safety Center
|American Association of Nurse Practitioners
||Massachusetts Coalition for the Prevention of Medical Errors
|American Board of Internal Medicine
|American Board of Medical Specialties
||Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety
|American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network||National Association of EMS Physicians
|American College of Emergency Physicians
||National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners
|American College of Physicians||National Patient Safety Foundation|
|American Society for Healthcare Risk Management
||National Quality Forum|
|Association of American Medical Colleges||Penn State Health (Hershey Medical Center)
|Association of Clinical Scientists||Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority
|Children's Hospital of Philadelphia||The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente|
|Consumers Advancing Patient Safety||Physicians Insurers Association of America|
|Council of Medical Specialty Societies
||Society of Bedside Medicine
|Geisinger||Society of Hospital Medicine
|Institute for Healthcare Improvement/National Patient Safety Foundation
||Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine