Diagnostic Error as Major Issue in Healthcare reported in ECRI and ASHRM Today

Vic Nicholls nichollsvi2 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 16 11:13:15 UTC 2014


Hi,

Exactly. There is no incentive to fix patient errors. By the lawsuits, 
the top ranked problem for those is missed or delayed diagnosis.

Victoria

On 8/14/2014 5:39 PM, Ross Koppel wrote:
> Sort of.  But circumlocutions abound:  if they focused more energy on 
> patient safety, they would find more patient safety problems.  
> Insurers pay for known patient safety problems, not for unknown 
> patient safety problems.  Don't look under the rocks if you must pay 
> for the creepy crawlies.
> Ross Koppel, Ph.D. FACMI
> Sociology Dept and Sch. of Medicine
> Senior Fellow, LDI, Wharton
> University of Pennsylvania, Phila, PA 19104-6299
> 215 576 8221 C: 215 518 0134
> On 8/14/2014 5:19 PM, Vic Nicholls wrote:
>> Money.
>>
>> Follow the money.
>>
>> Victoria
>>
>> On 8/14/2014 12:21 PM, Rob Bell wrote:
>>> I have never completely understood why the insurance industry has 
>>> not led the patient safety movement. Anyone know?
>>>
>>> Rob Bell
>>>
>>> Sent from my iPhone
>>>
>>> On Aug 14, 2014, at 8:27 AM, Jason Maude 
>>> <Jason.Maude at ISABELHEALTHCARE.COM 
>>> <mailto:Jason.Maude at ISABELHEALTHCARE.COM>> wrote:
>>>
>>>> Ruth
>>>> Many thanks for this.
>>>>
>>>> To add to the risk/malpractice view, MMIC (the largest 
>>>> policyholder-owned medical liability insurance company in the 
>>>> Midwest) has dedicated the latest issue of its Brink Risk Solutions 
>>>> magazine (Summer 2014) to diagnosis. You can download it from this 
>>>> link http://www.mmicgroup.com/pdf/MMIC_BrinkMagazine_2014%20Summer.pdf
>>>>
>>>> Regards
>>>> Jason
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Jason Maude
>>>> Founder and CEO Isabel Healthcare
>>>> Tel: +44 1428 644886
>>>> Tel: +1 703 879 1890
>>>> www.isabelhealthcare.com <http://www.isabelhealthcare.com/>
>>>>
>>>> From: Ruth Ryan <rryan at LAMMICO.COM <mailto:rryan at LAMMICO.COM>>
>>>> Reply-To: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine 
>>>> <IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG 
>>>> <mailto:IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>>, Ruth Ryan 
>>>> <rryan at LAMMICO.COM <mailto:rryan at LAMMICO.COM>>
>>>> Date: Wednesday, 13 August 2014 20:03
>>>> To: "IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG 
>>>> <mailto:IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>" 
>>>> <IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG 
>>>> <mailto:IMPROVEDX at LIST.IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG>>
>>>> Subject: [IMPROVEDX] Diagnostic Error as Major Issue in Healthcare 
>>>> reported in ECRI and ASHRM Today
>>>>
>>>> Sadly, hospitals and hospital risk managers have been mostly absent 
>>>> from discussion or action on diagnostic error in medicine.
>>>>
>>>> There are signs this may be changing.
>>>>
>>>> Today ECRI published a short article titled,“The Difficulties in 
>>>> Defining and Preventing Diagnostic Errors”.
>>>>
>>>> Subscribers may link to ECRI Institute Healthcare Risk Alerts at 
>>>> www.ecri.org <http://www.ecri.org>
>>>>
>>>> The ECRI article references another article in the July issue of 
>>>> /Journal of Healthcare Risk Management/, a publication of ASHRM, 
>>>> the Association of Healthcare Risk Managers, which came into being 
>>>> with the assistance of the American Hospital Association.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>   The /Journal of Healthcare Risk Mgt/ article is titled
>>>>   “Diagnostic error: Untapped potential for improving patient
>>>>   safety?” The abstract may be viewed at
>>>>   http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/enhanced/doi/10.1002/jhrm.21149/
>>>>
>>>> Ruth
>>>>
>>>> Ruth Ryan RN, BSN, MSW, CPHRM
>>>>
>>>> Senior Risk Management Education Specialist
>>>>
>>>> LAMMICO
>>>>
>>>> 1 Galleria Blvd., Suite 700
>>>>
>>>> Metairie, LA 70001
>>>>
>>>> E-Mail rryan at lammico.com <mailto:rryan at lammico.com>
>>>>
>>>> Telephone (504) 841-2736
>>>>
>>>> Fax (504) 841-5312
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
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