ImproveDx Newsletter

January 2022
Volume 8 | Issue 6

Understanding ME/CFS and Long COVID as Post-Viral Conditions

By Susan Carr, Senior Writer

The experience of patients whose COVID-19 symptoms persist for four weeks or more—Long COVID or post-COVID syndrome—has led to renewed interest in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (MF/CFS), an illness with symptoms similar to Long COVID.

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SIDM DxQI Seed Grant Program opens 3rd Cohort

A year ago, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) launched its DxQI Seed Grant Program, a competitive grant process to fund interventions to improve diagnosis. Research has demonstrated that diagnostic errors are the most common, catastrophic, and costly of all causes of preventable medical harm.

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Diagnostic Error in Medicine 14th Annual International Conference Recap

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine hosted its 14th International Diagnostic Error in Medicine Conference (SIDM2021) virtually in October. This year’s theme was “Reducing Disparities; Improving Diagnosis”.

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Thanks to Our Members & Sponsors

AcademyHealth • Advocate Aurora Health • American Association of Nurse Practitioners • American Board of Medical Specialties • American Medical Group Association • Association of American Medical Colleges • COLA, Inc. • Constellation • Covera Health • Coverys • CRICO • EmPRO • InSimu • Integrated Project Management Company • Intermountain Healthcare • Isabel • Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence • MCIC Vermont • MedStar Health • NBME • The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente • VisualDx

Did You Know?

Every nine minutes, someone in a U.S. hospital dies due to a medical diagnosis that was wrong or delayed. Your donation today will help us improve the accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis and continue our vision in creating a world where no patients are harmed by diagnostic error.