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PFE and Diagnostic Error Webinar (HRET HIIN)| The Role of PFE in Improving Diagnosis in Medicine

February 14 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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Diagnostic error is a leading cause of patient harm and a contributing factor to adverse events in the healthcare system. Diagnostic errors can have a significant impact on patients in that these errors may result in loss of function, mental distress, or even death. These errors may lead to increased healthcare costs, due to delayed treatment, inappropriate treatment, and a health condition worsening until it is properly diagnosed. Over the last several years, HIINs and hospitals have made great progress in reducing diagnostic errors. Partnerships with patients and families – at the point of care and in the development of organizational policies and procedures – have played a key role in reducing these diagnostic errors.  The HRET HIIN, in partnership with patients, families, and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), recently designed and a released a comprehensive change package, Improving Diagnosis in Medicine, to help users identify the circumstances under which diagnostic errors can occur and engage all team members, especially patients and families, in avoiding these errors. This webinar will help HIINs, hospitals, and patient and family advocates:

  • Understand the meaning and importance of “Improving Diagnosis in Medicine” and why it matters
  • Examine the diagnostic process and likely areas for improvement in the process
  • Address the intersection of the five PFE Metrics in diagnostic processes
  • Understand how to apply change strategies from the HRET Change Package and the impact of those strategies on patient safety

Dr. Thomas Workman, the PFEC Senior Technical Advisor, will chair the event. He will be joined by Sue Sheridan, Director of Patient Engagement, Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) and Lydie Marc, Program Manager and Performance Improvement Coach, HRET HIIN.

Advance registration is required.

Please be aware:
1. Once you register, you will then receive an email with an individual web-link to join the webinar.
2. This link will only work for 1 User, so if you would like to forward this event to additional team members, please send them the  registration link.

Please direct any questions to the National Content Developer.