Diagnostic Errors In Medicine: A Critical Role for Diagnostic Imaging In Finding and Facilitating Solutions

A decade has passed since the Institute of Medicine (IOM) drew widespread attention to the tremendous costs—in terms of morbidity, mortality, and financial impact—of medication-related errors and medical adverse events in its landmark report To Err is Human.1 An upcoming IOM study focused on diagnostic errors is reportedly on the horizon.

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White House Pushes ACO Expansion in 2014

Discussing the administration’s priorities for 2014, Lambrew alluded to the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, a division of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). The Innovation Center’s work involves many initiatives specific to the post-healthcare reform landscape, such as ACOs, patient-centered medical homes and bundled payments.

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Medical Imaging Plays Role In Diagnosis And Follow-up Of MERS

Patients with Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) have a unique presentation that clinicians are learning to recognize — and medical imaging plays a role in both diagnosing and following up cases, according to researchers from Saudi Arabia in a new paper in Annals of Internal Medicine.

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CDS Coalition: SOFTWARE Act Goes Too Far

In a new legislative proposal, the Clinical Decision Support (CDS) Coalition charges that a bipartisan bill introduced in October 2013 to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act “goes too far” in deregulating CDS software that requires regulation to ensure the health and safety of patients.

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