“Improving Diagnosis in Health Care” Joins the IOM Quality Chasm Series of Reports

September 22, 2015    |   By: Calevir

ImprovingDiagnosisInHealthCareAlmost everyone will experience a diagnostic error, sometimes with devastating circumstances. Today, the National Academies of Science released its long-awaited, and important, report on diagnostic error.  The Committee highlighted eight goals along with recommendations.  These include improving the identification and reporting of diagnostic error, improving the safety culture of communication and teamwork, improving education and training in the diagnostic processes, using HIT to support diagnoses, a medical liability system and payment system as well as research programs that support diagnostic processes and learning.  The entire report is available for download or purchase, along with hyperlinks to other specific content, multimedia of the event and other resources. Access links to the report and additional information and resources about diagnostic error.

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