Practice Improvement

By engaging patients, clinicians, and healthcare systems to improve current diagnostic performance, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is working to reduce harm from diagnostic error.

DxQI Seed Grant Program

Inaccurate or delayed diagnosis is the most common, catastrophic, and costly type of medical error. With funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, the SIDM has established the DxQI Seed Grant Program to 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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Taking Action to Close the Loop on Diagnostic Error

The Collaborative is a joint effort of Constellation and SIDM focused on improving the diagnostic process during two of the three key stages of the diagnostic process; tests and results processing and follow-up and coordination.

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Improving Diagnosis Change Package

The Improving Diagnosis in Medicine change package is a tool to help reduce patient safety incidents caused by actions during the diagnostic process.

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Practice Improvement Tools

SIDM is working to create a repository of current diagnostic practice improvement tools in use by systems throughout the country.

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Driving Quality Improvement Efforts

Working with the IHI, SIDM and a number of healthcare organizations have developed a collective to test and develop tools and techniques to improve the safety of the diagnostic process.

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