What Is a Diagnostics 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.
- 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
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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Improving Diagnosis in Health Care
Institute of Medicine
Primary Care Physicians' Challenges in Ordering Clinical laboratory Tests and Interpreting Results Hickner, J, et al.al.
The Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine.
'Pre-Pre' and 'Post-Post' Analytical Error: High-Incidence Patient Safety Hazards Involving the Clinical Laboratory Laposata, M, et al.
Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine.