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Diagnostic Error: A Multidisciplinary Exploration

Posted by on October 18th, 2012 Posted in: Technology

Instructors: Elaine Alligood, Mark Graber, Barb Jones, Linda Williams and Lorri Zipperer

Date:  Thursday, November 15, 2012

Registration and pre-session coffee: 8:30 am; Session time: 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Diagnostic error, a major factor in patient harm also increases medical costs ( A free, interactive workshop for medical decision makers and information professionals is being held on November 15th focusing on how multidisciplinary teams can contribute to the reduction of diagnostic error.   This innovative session will highlight evidence-based processes and the collaborative roles of clinicians and their librarians/ informationists as they work together to reduce factors contributing to diagnostic error. This class is set for November 15, 2012 in Room LL05 at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland Baltimore. Class time is from 9-4, which a break for lunch on your own.

Session content will cover:

  • Team-oriented approaches to understanding the role of information and evidence in the diagnostic process.
  • Case analysis and discussion of bias.
  • Partnering of librarians/informationists with clinical staff to strategize improvements
  • Application of failure analysis techniques to explore system and process improvement.
  • Design of evidence sharing innovations to reduce diagnostic error.
  • Strategies for implementation of proposed projects.

Multidisciplinary teams from organizations are encouraged to attend.  MLA CE credits will be provided.

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