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Impact of EMR on diagnosis with Dr Mark Graber

Date:  9 November 2017

Presenter:  Mark L Graber, MD FACP, President, SIDM, Senior Fellow, RTI International, Professor Emeritus, Stony Brook University, New York

Track 5:
 Health Information Technology







What our Participants say...

"It was important for me to understand how electronic medical records are enhancing diagnosis and patient outcomes. Coming from a low resources setting this is important to know because EMR is a rapidly developing concept. I did enjoy a lot about the Open notes and how they promote patient engagement and better outcomes. This was great and I will be looking forward to such webinars again."

Patience Komba
Senior Technical Adviser Program Quality, Republic of Tanzania
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"This webinar gave a very good overview of the resources and technology available. It was very succinct and yet had the detail about the relevant studies that have been done to evaluate the impact of health technology."

Dr. Maryann Street
Senior Research Fellow, Australia



About the Webinar

Electronic medical records are coming into increased use, but what is their impact on diagnosis? In this session we will explore the many benefits that EMR’s and health IT offer in support of diagnosis, but also consider the unintended consequences that are created, some of which impede diagnosis and lead to harm. Suggestions for both designers and users will be provided on how to use these products to improve diagnostic safety and quality.  

Learning Objectives

• Describe 5 features of electronic medical records that improve the diagnostic process.
• Describe 5 ways that electronic medical records can lead to harm during the diagnostic process.
• Adopt 5 practices designed to optimize diagnostic quality and safety when using electronic medical records.

Intended Audience

This session is for all frontline clinicians and everyone interested in health care informatics.  



About the Presenter

Mark L. Graber, MD, FACP is a Senior Fellow at RTI International, Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Stony Brook University, NY and President of the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. 

Dr Graber is a national leader in the field of patient safety who originated Patient Safety Awareness Week in 2002, an event now recognized internationally.   

He is also a pioneer in efforts to address diagnostic errors in medicine.  In 2008 he originated the Diagnostic Error in Medicine conference series, in 2011 he founded the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (www.improvediagnosis.org), and in 2014 he launched a new journal, DIAGNOSIS, devoted to improving the quality and safety of diagnosis, and reducing diagnostic error.  

Dr Graber is the 2014 recipient of the John M Eisenberg Award from The Joint Commission and the National Quality Forum, recognizing individual achievement advancing patient safety.