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NCD Pacing Event: Diagnostic Error

Diverse Business Group Young Female Doctor

Thursday, October 4, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.

Summary from 10/4 Pacing Event: “Diagnostic Error: Understanding the Issues, and Approaches to Measuring and Addressing Diagnostic Harm”

As HIINs and hospitals continue to seek information and guidance around diagnostic accuracy and harm, this Pacing Event provided an overview of and conceptual models around diagnostic error. In addition, the session discussed the role of measurement and work that has been conducted to develop a measurement framework for diagnostic accuracy. HIINs and hospitals also heard recommended actions for driving their efforts to improve diagnosis.

Specifically, the session featured presentations from:

  • Gordon D. Schiff, MD, Associate Director of Brigham and Women's Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Quality and Safety Director for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care, who discussed the background for and importance of improving diagnosis in medicine, including providing a review of the conceptual models, as well as discussed the role of patients and approaches for addressing diagnostic error; and
  • David R. Hunt, MD, FACS, Medical Director, Patient Safety, at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, who discussed the National Quality Forum (NQF) effort to develop a measurement framework around diagnostic accuracy that is designed to assist in reducing diagnostic harm.

The session was moderated by Kendall Hall, MD (NCD).

To view and download slides from this Pacing Event, click here. To view the recently released, October 2018 Annals of Internal Medicine article recommended by guest speaker Gordon D. Schiff, MD, “Ten Principles for More Conservative Care-full Diagnosis,” click here.