Search Tag: Institute of Medicine

Executive Health Management

IOM Report: Teamwork Critical for Improved Diagnosis

2015 22 Sep

Data on diagnostic errors are sparse, few reliable measures exist and errors are often found in retrospect, an independent research committee has found with poor teamwork a chief cause.  “Diagnostic errors stem from collaboration and communication among clinicians, patients, and their families, a health care work system ill-designed to support the diagnostic... Read more

IT Management

IOM Report: IT Can Support Better Diagnosis

2015 22 Sep

  “A well-designed health IT system can facilitate timely access to information, communication among health care professionals, patients, and their families, clinical reasoning and decision making, and feedback and follow-up in the diagnostic process,” an independent research committee has said in its report released today. In its report Improving Diagnosis... Read more

IMAGING Management

Improving Diagnosis Is Urgent: Multidisciplinary Effort Required

2015 22 Sep

Diagnostic errors are medicine’s blind spot, and need urgent action, according to a report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, released on 22 September by the U.S. Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Diagnostic Error in Health Care. Other types of medical errors have traditionally received more attention in healthcare, but the spotlight needs to turn... Read more


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