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OHA Presents New Webinar Series on Diagnostic Errors




The Ohio Hospital Association invites health care providers, hospital leaders, nurse leaders, physicians and social workers to participate at 11:30 a.m. July 18 in the “The Impact of Cognitive Bias on Diagnostic Failure” webinar. This is the first of a seven-part series.
The six subsequent webinars are scheduled for the following dates and times:
  • “Alignment of Malpractice Signals to Diagnostic Error: What’s Out There?” – 11:30 a.m., Aug. 8
  • “Diagnostic Error: If You Want to Improve It You Must Measure It!” – 11:30 a.m., Sept. 19
  • “Educational Strategies to Improve Diagnostic Performance” – 11:30 a.m., Oct. 17
  • “Uncertainty in Clinical Medicine – Avoiding Errors by Saying I Don’t Know” – 11:30 a.m., Nov. 14
  • “Partnering with Patients for Improved DX” – 11:30 a.m., Dec. 12
  • “Improving Communication Among the Diagnosis Team” – 11:30 a.m., Jan. 9, 2019

Patrick Croskerry, MD, PhD, will discuss the role cognitive bias plays in diagnostic failure. Croskerry is attending staff, Department of Emergency Medicine and director, Critical Thinking Program, Dalhousie University/Dalhousie University Medical School, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Diagnostic errors can be reduced by using information already available from root cause analysis, event reporting, diagnostic triggers, autopsy reports, peer-review, and morbidity and mortality reports.
The cost to register for the webinar series is $50 per session, or $250 for all seven sessions 
Prices are per connection. Additional connections will be billed accordingly.
Registrants will receive participation instructions and any handout materials from the presenter prior to the program.

For more information and the register, click here.
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