Wednesday, January 16, 2019


11:30 a.m. CT


1 hour


HIIN Community Knowledge Network

Arriving at an accurate diagnosis is fundamental to the practice of medicine. Yet according to a 2015 Institute of Medicine report, most patients will experience one or more diagnostic errors over their lifetimes1. The report also notes that diagnostic errors contribute to 10 percent of patient deaths and account for up to 17 percent of adverse events during hospitalizations.

Research on diagnostic error often overlooks information from patients, but patient perspectives can lead to a more comprehensive understanding of diagnostic errors, why they occur and how to help reduce them. Join us on Jan. 16 to hear from Traber Giardina, PhD, lead author of a recently published study on the importance of collecting patient and family reports of diagnostic error and how health systems can use the data to promote a culture that strives to reduce harm.

The Vizient® Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) Community Knowledge Network education series, presented by the Vizient HIIN, focuses on safety challenges that are currently facing the industry. Webinars and webcasts in the series offer continuing education credit, which is outlined in the following designation statement. These webinars and webcasts are available to all Partnership for Patients stakeholders, including all Vizient members, HIIN participants, Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organizations, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and other federal and state organizations, as well as patients and their family members.

For more information or if you have questions, contact Juli Hermanson.

1 Balogh EP, Miller BT, Ball JR, eds. Improving Diagnosis in Health Care. Washington, DC: National Academies Press; 2015.