Diagnostic Errors are a Problem!

March 14, 2017    |   By: Eunice Halverson, MA, CPPS

Diagnostic errors are problematic!  About a decade ago hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) were in the same position, seeming like an impossible health care issue.  But hospitals across the nation have made great progress in reducing HAIs, although there definitely is room for more improvement.  Diagnostic errors are our next challenge.  Read more from Dr. Peter Pronovost, Director of the Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality at Johns Hopkins and Senior VP for Patient Safety and Quality.

LEARN MORE! Center for Patient Safety and Verge Health is hosting a FREE WEBINAR tomorrow!

Physician Engagement: Reducing Diagnostic Errors to Improve Patient Safety
March 15, 2017 1:00pm -2:00pm CDT

Diagnostic errors impact our patients, our providers, and, of course, our finances. We have a responsibility to address the concern. Join this webinar to learn the impact of diagnostic errors and what steps can be taken to help reduce the occurrence of these costly events.

SPEAKER: Michael Handler, MD, is the Center for Patient Safety’s Medical Director. Dr. Handler will address the 2015 IOM Update’s recommendations and the existing physician engagement opportunities that can benefit patient safety at your organization.

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