SIDM Website

Graber, Mark Mark.Graber at VA.GOV
Tue Jun 4 03:30:23 UTC 2013


Dear Colleagues:

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine is proud to announce the launch of our new website - WWW.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG     <http://www.improvediagnosis.org>

The website includes relevant information and resources for all of the major stakeholders interested in making diagnosis accurate, timely, efficient, and SAFE:

DEM 2013    www.DEM2013.org    <http://www.DEM2013.org>      The signature conference of the Society is the annual Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference, to be held in Chicago IL , Sept 22-25.  The conference is jointly sponsored by Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and is accredited by ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians.  You can register for the conference online, or showcase your work by submitting an abstract (deadline June 14th).

INDUSTRY UPDATES/RESEARCH ADVANCEMENTS     Diagnosis advances by improving the tests available to clinicians and developing new ones.  Electronic medical records and online decision support functionality also support diagnostic quality.  SIDM actively engages with industry in support of their work to improve diagnostic quality, reliability, and efficiency.

EDUCATION/RESOURCES    SIDM will actively collect and curate resources that support education on clinical reasoning, diagnosis, and diagnostic error.  This collection will include curricula, graphics, slides, and other resources and tools for both educators and students of all levels.

MEMBERSHIPS/SPONSORSHIPS     SIDM needs your involvement and help.  Join the growing community of individuals and organizations that share our vision that quality medical care begins with quality diagnosis.  Ultimately, we need to change and improve the diagnostic process; your support can help accelerate change and drive this improvement.

LISTSERV & PROFILE SIGN-UP     If you are interested in receiving news and information on improving diagnosis and reducing diagnostic error, sign up to receive the Society's listserv and newsletters.  You can also complete a password-protected profile.

We look forward to your participation.

   Mark

Mark L Graber MD FACP
Founder and President, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

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The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine is committed to encouraging research, promoting education, and building awareness among all the stakeholder groups that can have impact. The prevalence of diagnostic error, defined as wrong, missed or delayed medical diagnosis, occurs in 10-15% of cases, leading to an estimated 40,000 - 80,000 deaths annually in the Unites States. Diagnostic error is responsible for billions of healthcare dollars for inappropriate care, and is the leading cause of medical malpractice claims. Our ultimate goal is to reduce misdiagnosis-related harm.













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