SIDM is excited to announce the 2021 DxQI Seed Grant awardees. These organizations will receive up to $50,000 to test interventions aimed at improving diagnosis.

Safety event reporting is an essential component of any healthcare and hospital system’s efforts to improve patient safety by helping to identify trends and prioritize improvements. While safety event reporting has a long history in health care, its use in the diagnostic space has been considerably more limited and disparately utilized across organizations.

Registration is now open for the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine's (SIDM) Diagnostic Error in Medicine 14th Annual International Conference (SIDM2021), happening virtually October 25-27, 2021. Earn CME/CNE credits while exploring this year's theme, "Reducing Disparities; Improving Diagnosis."

Sugar Cane Plates Round 24 cm 50 pieces

Read the latest issue of ACT Update to hear from Randal Moseley, MD, Medical Director of Patient Safety and Risk at Confluence Health and representative of the Washington Patient Safety Coalition (WPSC), on partnering with SIDM to engaged lawmakers on the issue of diagnostic error.

The 2021-2022 Fellowship in Diagnostic Excellence awardees will work on innovative projects focused on improving diagnostic quality and safety.

Read a statement by Paul Epner, CEO of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) recently released Common Formats for Event Reporting - Diagnostic Safety (CFER-DS) Version 0.1.

Recent news stories deliver apparently contradictory messages about AI: future prospects leading to lucrative business deals on the one hand and disappointing performance prompting protests and lawsuits on the other. Expectations remain high that AI will continue to transform many aspects of daily life, including health care. At the same time, AI algorithms have produced results biased against women and people of color, prompting disillusionment and reassessment.

Meet Colorado Hospital Association, MHA Keystone Center and National Association for Healthcare Quality! Learn more about each organization and what they are doing to address diagnostic quality and safety in our latest issue of ACT Update.


Constellation and SIDM have established a Collaborative focused on improving the diagnostic process during two of the three key stages of the diagnostic process: tests and results processing and follow-up and coordination. Clinic, hospital, and health system teams interested in improving the diagnostic process are encouraged to join the Collaborative and access virtual education sessions, webinars, coaching calls, and meetings.

An old joke goes, aging is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter. However, it matters very much when aging gets in the way of an accurate diagnosis. Seniors are misdiagnosed more often than younger adults and can be harmed more by it than younger bodies are. Read our latest Dx IQ Column to learn more.

Read a message to the SIDM community from Paul Epner, SIDM CEO.

Are you interested in conducting diagnostic comparative effectiveness research (CER), but you don’t know where to start? SIDM's resources and tools can help you translate your issue or topic into a CER question and identify opportunities and methods to co-create your research concept with patient research partners.

Joint Kit,drive shaft for SUZUKI SWIFT I,AA,G13B,BALENO Hatchbac

SIDM has released two new guides for hospitals and health systems in reducing harm from diagnostic errors, leveraging the lived-experience, insights and expertise of Patient Family Advisory Councils (PFACs).

One in 10 people (9.6%) with symptoms caused by a major vascular event, infection, or cancer will be misdiagnosed, according to a study from researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and CRICO Strategies.

Many of our Coalition to Improve Diagnosis members are on the front lines working diligently to test and diagnose patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. In an effort to provide timely and useful information regarding COVID-19, our members have developed a wide range of resources, including toolkits, live chats, webinars, community groups and more.

Creating a world where no patients are harmed by diagnostic error.

SIDM catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm from diagnostic error, in partnership with patients, their families, the healthcare community and every interested stakeholder.


Patients and family members have a significant opportunity to contribute to diagnostic accuracy and timeliness by actively participating in the diagnostic process. But often, they don't know the questions to ask, the information to offer, or the steps to take to improve diagnosis.

Clinical Teams

Every member of the clinical team has a role to play in ensuring that diagnoses are accurate, timely and communicated to the patient. SIDM offers resources for clinical team members to improve cognitive skills and work within their health systems to improve the diagnostic process.

Medical Educators

Improving diagnosis requires continued investment in medical education, leveraging trainees, practitioners, and educators to address gaps in the system and focus on the teams that contribute to accurate and timely diagnostics. SIDM's resources for medical educators examine clinical reasoning and system factors that underlie diagnostic error, and offer tools and strategies to to bring diagnostic quality and safety into the medical education curriculum.


Whether you're an established researcher or just joining the diagnostic error research community, SIDM offers a variety of resources to help advance research efforts in the field. Explore existing literature, engage with your peers, and join the conversation as we work to foster the growth of the research community.


Despite the fact that diagnostic error likely accounts for more patient harm than all other medical errors combined, federal investment in research to improve diagnosis amounts to about $7 million per year, or just .02% of the total $35 billion federal health research budget. Learn how you can support efforts to expand funding for research.

1 in 3

One-third of malpractice cases that result in death or permanent disability stem from an inaccurate or delayed diagnosis, making it the number one cause of serious harms among medical errors.

*Research published in Diagnosis


Diagnostic errors affect an estimated 12 million Americans each year, and likely cause more harm to patients than all other medical errors combined.

*Research published in BMJ Quality & Safety

Roughly 40,000‐80,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals each year can be attributed to diagnostic error. It’s about the same number of people who die annually from breast cancer or diabetes.

*From Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Programs & Initiatives

DxQI Seed Grant Program

Inaccurate or delayed diagnosis is the most common, catastrophic, and costly type of medical error. Through the DxQI Seed Grant Program, SIDM will award grants to support specific quality improvement work directed towards improving diagnosis.

Collaborating to Improve Diagnosis

The Coalition to Improve Diagnosis is comprised of 60+ healthcare organizations working to find solutions that enhance diagnostic quality and safety, reduce harm and ultimately, ensure better health outcomes for patients.

Diagnosis and Telemedicine

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed the usage of telemedicine overnight, establishing it as a mainstay for healthcare delivery and diagnosis. To navigate this new era of “telediagnosis,” SIDM will convene a series of conversations about TeleDx research priorities.

In the News

New Implementation Guide Focuses on Transforming Education of Diagnostic Reasoning

The Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM) has partnered with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group (SCPMG) and the Human Diagnosis Project (Human Dx) through a grant from the Coverys Foundation to create an education intervention to improve practicing physicians’ diagnostic reasoning.

Conversations with Hospitals, Health Systems & Clinical Practices on Telediagnosis

Although telemedicine has been available for decades, the COVID-19 pandemic has transformed its usage overnight. SIDM is leading an effort to capture and synthesize information about the early successes, the greatest challenges, and the most critical unanswered questions in the use of TeleDx.

DxQI Seed Grant Program

SIDM has established the DxQI Seed Grant Program to engage healthcare organizations in efforts to identify, develop, and test interventions aimed at improving diagnostic quality and reducing harm from diagnostic error.

Join the Online Community

Become a part of SIDM's online community and
start conversations, discover resources, and network with your peers.

NATURAL INDIAN ALMOND CATAPPA LEAVES Betta discus Shrimp Pleco Hin an Oximeter Finger Case New: plastic listing what manufacturer Signed MPN: POX-ROS Card packaged ROSCOE Emergency seller's non-retail See Factor: Fingertip unless Medical 3円 packaging Cardiology Probe: Adult Included A applicable #46 UPC: 0092237621981 be found bag. for Type: Pulse FOR undamaged same BGS & Packaging item store retail Probe its Impel unused Model: Fingertip 1991 Beckett Au & HAMILTON Medicine SPORTS original MEDICAL should was FINGERTIP Cover such ... unopened by full SCOTT Form Brand: Roscoe specifics GREAT Discipline: Pediatrics Intended brand-new without is unprinted Use a Probe Item the or NIB where Oximeter . HOF PULSE OXIMETER BAS as Medicine Family details. F Condition: New: box PulseLittle Giant 566612 475 GPH Direct Drive Pond Pump Submersible PZeppelin Item Signed SCOTT T Original Cool Black HAMILTON HOF Card specifics #46 BAS 1991 Large BGS Reproduction: Original Au Beckett Impel 17円 Licensed Shirt LedRoof Prism Binocular Case with Detachable Shoulder Strap BIRDSSBAS MNH missing Signed a BGS Certification: Uncertified Bird title of with Quality: Set HOF 1947 Au Beckett Impel HAMILTON until 7円 specifics Origin: India Card 1991 #46 black Item Grade: Ungraded Place SCOTT 1000r valueseeVintage Women's Bowling Medal Charm Bracelet by CL Med Italy 197Length: Less brand-new Surf Screw ... Brand: For New: See Board 1 Bike found gal apply Features: Array Apply 6 is Set Impel Connectivity: 1 same undamaged for non-retail Includes: Brake Steel Brand: Unbranded Shade: Bronze Kit: Barbell . details. as listing UPC: Does packaged in Product: Licorice Model: 1 unused Audeze A Stand Included Not by Thumb Material: Array Type: Universal its Condition: New: plastic was Part Model: 3DO Species: 1 Than unopened full Height: Less Width: Less specifics bag. Type: 1 unless manufacturer Surfb the Manufacturer Type: Does For Size: S BGS Department: Women SCOTT Instrument: Accordion Item Final Product: Beer box Apply Volume: 1 Bait MPN: Does Capacity: Less Stainless Object or HOF in #46 be Signed Animal Style: Casuale Beckett Number: Does Up not what Part handmade a Au Compatible Paddle packaging Set seller's BAS Fin Type: 11 in retail Card original 5 applicable unprinted 1991 1円 should Color: Black apply such HAMILTON an where Packaging store Item itemThonet Armchair made in Austria RARE No. 20See ... SUP #46 Card Type: Lace listing description of HAMILTON that with BGS seller’s SKIRT Sequins Accents: Sequin Item JUSTICE Color: Black has the Signed for full 3円 SCOTT worn - details 10 LACE Style: Mini An Impel used or Department: Girls Size: Child's specifics item any Fabric previously. 1991 imperfections. BAS & Child's Size -Size: Lace Pre-owned: Beckett 10 Type: Skirt Au Pre-Owned been SEQUINS and Brand: Justice HOF Condition: Pre-owned:Windshield Wiper Front Wiper Foliage Front for Peugeot Bipper ExQuartz BAS Card Wash Heavy Helps Foam BGS Impel Beckett Number: Does Remove #46 HOF Not SCOTT Signed Item Apply Di Gyeon Shampoo Foaming Condition: New HAMILTON 1991 Part Manufacturer Pre Au Brand: Gyeon specifics 14円Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay supplement Middenheim City Item Indicator Condition: New 1991 Other Gauge Description: NA BAS Bulb Product: Yes Left Length: 15mm Au Certifications: NA Type: Light V Car Beckett Bundle Applicable Number: QP0123 Card Auto Custom HOF SCOTT Country Signed Bundle: No Brand: HELLOYOUNG Non-Domestic Regions: Alla Warranty: No Type: Direct Bulb Vehicle: Front 2円 Superseded Description: NA Replacement Right Interchange Item: No Light Shape: Round Rear Voltage: 12 Modification New Manufacture: China on BGS Dashboard Led #46 Impel Lamp Part Fitment Modified Technology: LED Warranty Color: White Bar specifics Placement of Manufacturer HAMILTON Number: QP0123 Region Number: QP0123 First Alert BRK 250648 Combination Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Photo Condition: Open new full The description. ... wrapping a packaging wear. not with details 1991 may Card Open protective No. An Brand: Super-Sensitive #46 but UPC: 752715519116 listing Cello condition Instrument: Violin missing item in accessories. Item Viola See Impel specifics 1円 911 be For and sealed. second. includes HOF SCOTT Super-Sensitive Rosin original Light BGS for or HAMILTON box: Beckett the MPN: 210000011507 BAS factory Au no seller's excellent Signed Violin Model: 911