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SIDM Board Member Ron Wyatt Leads Elevation of Healthcare Equity Standard to National Patient Safety Goal

January 17, 2023 |

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) congratulates Ronald Wyatt, MD, MHA, and SIDM board member for successfully advocating for healthcare disparities to become a quality and safety priority and a new National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG).

SIDM Board of Directors Call for Nominations

January 4, 2023 |

We’re pleased to announce the 2023 call for candidates to be considered for SIDM’s Board of Directors. During this critical time in our history, SIDM is looking to recruit three (3) board members. This is an opportunity to serve during a pivotal time as we implement our new strategic plan.   WHY SERVE ON THE…

Congress Commits Funding for Research to Reduce Diagnostic Error and Improve Patient Safety in Final FY2023 Spending Bill

December 30, 2022 |

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is thrilled to announce that Congress included language in the final FY 2023 Omnibus spending bill that doubles dedicated federal funding for research to reduce patient harm from diagnostic error.  Statistically, each of us is likely to experience a meaningful diagnostic error in our lifetime. The significant…

In the Wake of a New Report on Diagnostic Errors, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) Invites Collaboration and Policy Action

December 19, 2022 |

A newly released report, “Diagnostic Error in the Emergency Department: A Systematic Review,” authored by investigators at the Johns Hopkins University Evidence-based Practice Center and funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), contributes new data to inform practitioners, researchers, policymakers, and patient advocates working to improve diagnosis in medicine. The research, led by David Newman-Toker, MD, PhD, a former president of SIDM, highlights the need to accelerate diagnostic excellence as a norm and a justified expectation of patients as well as healthcare professionals.

SIDM Appoints Doug Salvador, MD, MPH as New Board President

November 16, 2022 |

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) announced that Doug Salvador, MD, MPH, has been appointed as its new president of the Board of Directors. Dr. Salvador has been a SIDM board member since 2020. He is also the senior vice president and chief quality officer of Baystate Health; chief medical officer of Baystate Medical Center; and associate professor of medicine for the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School—Baystate.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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The Diagnostic Error in Medicine 11th Annual International Conference will take place in New Orleans, LA, November 4-6, 2018. The conference will provide the latest data, research and information to support our collective efforts to improve the diagnostic process.