Expert HealthSearch Pilot

Peggy Zuckerman peggyzuckerman at GMAIL.COM
Sat Apr 19 18:59:34 UTC 2014


Would you be interested in getting this to the Society for Participatory
Medicine?  They often have connections into a wide mix of patients and so
on. The challenge will be to find people who have recognized that they are
not getting diagnosed properly after than short time, I fear.

Peggy Z


On Wed, Apr 16, 2014 at 3:36 PM, Bill Thatcher
<BillThatcher at mindspring.com>wrote:

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> The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) is committed to
> ensuring that diagnosis is accurate, timely, efficient and safe.  Through a
> pilot program entitled, “Expert HealthSearch,” SIDM is seeking to connect
> patients with medical librarians who can help them find evidence-based
> information about their symptoms.
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> We are interested in talking to patients who have seen a doctor, nurse
> practitioner, or physician's assistant about their symptoms in the last 6
> months but whose symptoms are not improving. We prefer to interview patients
> who are at least one month into the diagnostic journey.  All personal
> health information will be kept confidential.
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> Participants in the program will receive an evidence-based report on the
> symptoms that are troubling them. In return, participants must agree to
> complete a follow-up survey to assess how this information has affected
> their subsequent diagnosis or recommendations for treatment.
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> If you would like to be part of this pilot program, please complete this
> brief online survey:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ZDPLG3D. Patients who
> meet the criteria for inclusion will be contacted by a medical librarian to
> discuss their symptoms in more detail.  Enrollment in this free, the
> initial program is limited.
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> If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact
> info at improvediagnosis.org.
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> Thanks,
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> Bill
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> Bill Thatcher
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