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Friday, April 8 • 1:40pm - 3:00pm
Improving diagnosis: The new quality frontier

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The frequency and impact of diagnostic medical error is drawing unprecedented attention since the recent release of the Institute of Medicine’s groundbreaking report, "Improving Diagnosis in Health Care." In response, the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine has convened a coalition to bring much-needed attention to this challenge. SIDM and the coalition are driving action on the IOM report’s recommendations across the health care system. Dr. Mark Graber and Paul Epner from SIDM will provide an overview of the steps being taken to catalyze measureable action to improve diagnosis and the early results that have occurred. We’ll also hear from Dr. Lisa Sanders, who writes the popular Diagnosis column for the New York Times Magazine. She’s the author of "Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis."

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Carla K. Johnson

Carla K. Johnson is a Chicago-based medical writer for The Associated Press, whose articles about the Affordable Care Act, medical marijuana and other health policy issues appear nationally on AP member news outlets. She is a former member of AHCJ’s board of directors and currently... Read More →

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Paul L. Epner

Paul L. Epner, M.B.A., M.Ed., is the executive vice president, a co-founder and a director of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine, a nonprofit, physician-led organization that seeks to improve patient safety by ensuring that diagnoses are made in an accurate, timely and efficient... Read More →
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Mark L. Graber

Mark L. Graber, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a senior fellow at RTI International, professor emeritus of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and founder and president of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Graber co-created Patient Safety Awareness Week in... Read More →
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Lisa Sanders

Lisa Sanders, M.D., is the author of the popular New York Times column, “Think like a Doctor.” Her columns were the inspiration for the hit television series, “House M.D.” She has written two books: “Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis... Read More →

Friday April 8, 2016 1:40pm - 3:00pm EDT
Eric Clapton