ImproveDx Newsletter

July 2020
Volume 7 | Issue 4

Missed and Delayed Diagnoses of Non-COVID Conditions — Collateral Harm from a Pandemic

By Susan Carr

The coronavirus pandemic has caused an unknown number of missed or delayed diagnoses for non-COVID conditions. An interventional cardiologist at Columbia says this collateral damage is "one of the yet-to-be-told stories of the COVID-19 pandemic."

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WomenHeart Receives $100,000 PCORI Engagement Award

WomenHeart recently received a $100,000 grant through the Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Awards program. Working with the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), WomenHeart will use the funds to develop a convening to address missed and delayed diagnosis of heart disease in women.

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From the Field: SIDM Proud to Announce 2020-2021 Fellows in Diagnostic Excellence

SIDM welcomes seven individuals to this year’s Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence program. The new Fellows will work on innovative projects focused on improving diagnostic quality and safety during the 2020-2021 academic year.

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Thanks to Our Members & Sponsors

AcademyHealth • Advocate Aurora Health • American Association of Nurse Practitioners • American Board of Medical Specialties • American College of Radiology • American Medical Group Association • Association of American Medical Colleges • Celgene Corporation • COLA, Inc. • Constellation • Covera Health • Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation • CRICO • Digital Reasoning • Intermountain Healthcare • Isabel • Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute Center for Diagnostic Excellence • MCIC Vermont • Med-IQ • MedStar Health • MPL Association • NBME • Physicians' Reciprocal Insurers • Teladoc • The Permanente Federation, Kaiser Permanente

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.