What is a Diagnostics Management Team?

June 20, 2017
 

What is a DIAGNOSTIC MANAGEMENT TEAM?

Diagnostic errors remain among the nation's most troubling healthcare issues, accounting for as much as 17 percent of adverse events in U.S. hospitals. Medical errors contribute to approximately 10 percent of patient deaths and are the leading type of paid medical malpractice claims.1 Fortunately, there is a solution that can reduce the medical errors caused by a delayed or incorrect diagnosis by helping doctors order the correct tests and interpret the results correctly: Diagnostic Management Teams.

Article highlights:

  • Health care institutions are constantly seeking new ways to advance accountable care
                                      
  • This creates high-value opportunities for labs to partner with IT
     
  • Read on to learn three things labs and IT can start doing today to drive better outcomes

 

 

Roots of the Problem

 

Innovative Solution

 
 

 

Diagnostics Without DMTs

 

 

DMTs to the Rescue

 
 

 

Simplified, Streamlined and Actionable

 
 

 

Lower Costs, Improved Outcomes

At institutions such as Massachusetts General Hospital and Vanderbilt University Medical Center, DMTs have demonstrated the ability to save money and improve patient outcomes.
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