Tag Archives: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine

Engaging in Research

Patient-Centered Research to Improve Diagnosis of Heart Disease in Women

A new report from two organizations that support patient engagement reflects discussions that took place during a virtual day-long meeting devoted to improving the diagnosis of heart disease in women. Although traditionally considered a “man’s disease,” heart disease is common among women. It is, however, often misdiagnosed, undertreated or dismissed as a psychosomatic manifestation of […]


Susan Carr Susan Carr is a medical editor and writer specializing in patient safety and engagement. In addition to curating the EngagingPatients blog, she produces publications for the Betsy Lehman Center in Boston and the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. Susan lives and works in Lunenburg, Massachusetts.

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Patients as Partners

Patients are Central to the Diagnostic Team

Editor’s note: This post brings patients into the diagnostic process as informed, engaged partners by explaining that diagnosis is a complex process, not a simple answer. Written by an experienced patient advocate, this column originally appeared in the “Dx IQ” series on the website of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. SIDM works in […]


Helene M. Epstein writes about patient safety and family health. Her goal is to help readers apply important new information to their own lives. Subscribe to her website at www.hmepstein.com and follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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Partners in Safety

Engaging Patients as Partners in Reducing Diagnostic Error

This week, the National Patient Safety Foundation leads Patient Safety Awareness Week, a time to recognize and celebrate the many advances in patient safety over the years and the vast amount of work currently being done. This year’s theme urges patients to Navigate Your Health…Safely, which we believe can only be done when patients and […]


Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS Tejal K. Gandhi, MD, MPH, CPPS, is chief clinical and safety officer at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). Previously, she was president and CEO of the National Patient Safety Foundation, which merged with IHI in May 2017. An internist and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, Gandhi was formerly the chief quality and safety officer at Partners Healthcare in Boston, Massachusetts. In 2009 she received the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award for her contributions to understanding the epidemiology and possible prevention strategies for medical errors in the outpatient setting.

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