Mark Graber Mark.Graber at IMPROVEDIAGNOSIS.ORG
Wed Aug 2 01:20:26 UTC 2017

Colleagues:     Interested to address diagnostic error in your organization?  Please consider applying to become a member of the first SIDM-IHI collaborative to develop and prototype interventions in your own practice setting.  We look forward to hearing from you!

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI), with funding from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, are jointly sponsoring a prototyping collaborative project that will engage six selected healthcare organizations to trial one or more interventions aimed at improving the diagnostic process and its outcomes.

The National Academy of Medicine’s landmark report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, identified diagnostic error as a major, unaddressed patient safety issue, noting that “most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with devastating consequences.” The SIDM-IHI initiative will directly address one of the major goals from the report, to “Develop and deploy approaches to identify, learn from, and reduce diagnostic errors and near misses in clinical practice.”

The selected healthcare organizations will each be asked to join a 6-month collaborative during which they will learn improvement skills and test one or more interventions to reduce diagnostic error. Using the unique “IHI Collaborative” approach that has successfully advanced safety and quality work over the past decade, the participating organizations will work and learn together in this effort, sharing problems, insights, and lessons learned.

Full details can be found in the RFP:  Download the RFP<>.  The deadline for applications is Sept 8th, and the deadline for questions is August 11th, addressed to info at<mailto:info at>

Mark L Graber MD FACP
President, SIDM
Senior Fellow, RTI International
Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University
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