To Motivate and Help Hospitals Improve Diagnosis, Leapfrog to Pilot-Test 29 Recommended Practices

By Susan Carr, Senior Writer

Although awareness of the problems associated with diagnostic error has been growing for more than 20 years, and ways to avoid these errors and patient harm have emerged from industry research and experience, hospitals have been slow to address the problem. Many say they simply don’t know where to start, and most have not yet taken action to improve diagnosis, resulting in a notable gap between the promise and rewards of knowledge-based improvement.

Read More

SIDM Programs | Introducing the Fellows and Seed Grantees of 2022

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has selected eight new Fellows in Diagnostic Excellence for the 2022-2023 cohort, with support from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. The one-year fellowship program matches qualified candidates with mentors who are recognized leaders in diagnostic error education, research, or practice improvement in order to develop and implement a project to improve diagnostic quality and safety.

Read More

SIDM2022: The Future of Diagnosis–15th Annual Conference

The Covid-19 pandemic dramatically changed the lives of millions of people – globally and domestically. The economic, social, and personal challenges exacerbated by the global pandemic highlighted the overwhelming impact and importance of healthcare in our daily lives and strengthened SIDM’s commitment to improving diagnosis in medicine and reducing patient harm.

Read More

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.