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PfP – NCD Pacing Event: Diagnostic Error

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Thursday, June 28, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Summary from 6/28 Pacing Event: “Operationalizing Strategies to Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error: Ideas for Beginning and Furthering Your Efforts”

The session expanded beyond the scope and severity of diagnostic errors and began to share and translate the available research into best practices and actionable next steps for HIINs and hospitals interested in measuring and addressing this issue. This session was designed to build on recent discussions among HIINs and other partners and sought to provide ideas and examples of how organizations can operationalize existing research and best practices to get started or to expand current efforts on this important area.

Featured presentations were from:

  • Hardeep Singh, MD, MPH, Chief of the Health Policy, Quality and Informatics Program at the Houston VA Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety, and Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, who framed the issue of diagnostic error and shared research and strategies for operationalizing the research findings in the inpatient setting, including addressing the measurement of diagnostic error and best practices around building an organizational infrastructure for this work; and
  • Andrew Olson, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School and a Hospitalist at the University of Minnesota Medical Center (Vizient HIIN), who provided additional strategies for operationalizing improvements, such as using existing data facilities collect for the purposes of understanding opportunities to improve diagnosis, engaging patients in the diagnostic process, and providing feedback to providers.

The session was moderated by Bruce Spurlock, MD (NCD). To view and download the slides and recording from this Pacing Event, click here.

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