Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics

Learning from and Preventing Diagnostic Errors in Medicine

Dr Gordon Schiff, Harvard Medical School

Chair: Professor Aziz Sheikh - Director, Usher Institute

Diagnostic errors have historically received relatively little attention in the patient safety movement, yet are now increasingly being recognized as important, including through the US National Academy of Medicine (NAM) report.

This presentation will summarize key lessons from the NAM report and current patient safety efforts. It will emphasize use of health information technology tools as a way to transform ways we approach and improve diagnosis. It will also feature an interactive format that will incorporate actual diagnostic error experiences from the audience, as well as highlight ways to help patients become more engaged in identifying and preventing errors.

Flyer

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Lunch 

A light lunch is available from 1230-1300 - particularly for those wishing to stay on to the later seminar. See: Caring for Women with HIV: Lessons from 30 Histroical Years

Register

Email usher.news@ed.ac.uk to register - stating if you wish to stay for lunch, and any dietary requirements.

Sep 26 2017 -

Learning from and Preventing Diagnostic Errors in Medicine

Dr Gordon Schiff, Harvard Medical School

Usher Room, Teviot Place