Creating a world where no patients are harmed by diagnostic error.
SIDM catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm from diagnostic error, in partnership with patients, their families, the healthcare community and every interested stakeholder.
The Administration and Congress Agree: Reducing Harm from Diagnostic Error is an Urgent Patient Safety Priority
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) applauds the increased funding for research and quality improvement to reduce the tremendous human and financial toll of missed, wrong, or delayed diagnosis proposed in President Biden’s budget proposal. Studies show that some 12 million Americans annually experience a diagnostic error, sometimes with devastating consequences and that these errors contribute $100 billion in waste to the system.
Applications for the American Board of Medical Specialties 2022–2023 Visiting Scholars Program are Now Available
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) is now accepting applications for the 2022–2023 ABMS Visiting Scholars Program. This one-year, part-time program facilitates the development of early-career physicians, medical specialists, and research professionals by supporting their research and encouraging their engagement with the ABMS community. Applications must be received by 12 am CT on June 12, 2022.
ECRI just released their annual list of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2022, highlighting, among other important patient safety concerns, two priority issues for SIDM: (1) bias and racism in addressing patient safety; and (2) cognitive biases and diagnostic error.
National Academy of Medicine Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence Program Seeking Applications in Partnership with The John A. Hartford Foundation The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) Scholars in Diagnostic Excellence program is currently seeking applications, including for a scholar supported by The John A. Hartford Foundation (JAHF) focused on reducing disparities and errors in diagnosis among…
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine today announced that it will present Laura Zwaan, Ph.D., with its annual Mark L. Graber Diagnostic Quality Award in recognition for unwavering commitment to expanding the field of diagnostic quality and safety.
The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine Announces Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD as New Chief Executive Officer
The Board of Directors of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) announced today that after an extensive national search, Jennie Ward-Robinson, PhD, has been appointed as the organization’s new Chief Executive Officer. Dr. Ward-Robinson will succeed current Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of SIDM, Paul L. Epner, MBA, MEd, who’s held his role since the organization was founded in 2011. Dr. Ward-Robinson’s employment with SIDM will commence immediately.
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One-third of malpractice cases that result in death or permanent disability stem from an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis, making it the number one cause of serious harms among medical errors.
Roughly 40,000‐80,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals each year can be attributed to diagnostic error. It’s about the same number of people who die annually from breast cancer or diabetes.
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