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MedStar Health Joins National Effort to Improve the Quality of Medical Diagnosis

COLUMBIA, Maryland (September 13, 2018)—MedStar Health has joined more than 40 healthcare and patient advocacy organizations that today launched a targeted effort to improve the process of medical diagnostics. The coalition, ACT for Better Diagnosis, is an initiative of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine that is calling on organizations to identify and spread practical steps to better ensure diagnoses are accurate, communicated and timely (ACT).   The National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine has estimated that one in 10 diagnoses is incorrect and that everyone is likely to experience a diagnostic error in their lifetime.  MedStar’s assistant vice…

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5 Recommendations to Make EHRs Safer for Pediatric Patients

MedStar Health and Pew Charitable Trusts Respond to Congressional Act

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Federal Contract Awarded to MedStar Researchers to Evaluate Clinical Decision Support Resources

Jointly led by Kristen Miller, DrPH, CPPS, and Zach Hettinger, MD, MS, the MedStar research team has been awarded a federal contract from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to investigate the implementation and efficacy of shareable clinical decision support resources as part of healthcare team communications. Read more.

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Students Set Sights on Medical Careers Through MedStar Health Internships

15 High School Students in Baltimore, Washington, D.C., Participate in Rx for Success Program COLUMBIA, Md. – Katora Upchurch, a rising senior at Eastern Senior High School in the District of Columbia, is getting a jump start on her goal of becoming a doctor by working this summer as an intern at MedStar Heart & Vascular Institute at MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Katora is one of 15 students participating in MedStar Health’s Rx for Success summer internship program this year at MedStar sites in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. More than 120 students have completed the eight-week program since it launched…

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