Diagnostic errors impact our patients, our providers, and, of course, our finances. We have a responsibility to address the concern. Join this webinar to learn the impact of diagnostic errors and what steps can be taken to help reduce the occurrence of these costly events.
Michael Handler, MD, is the Center for Patient Safety’s Medical Director. Dr. Handler will address the 2015 IOM Update’s recommendations and the existing physician engagement opportunities that can benefit patient safety at your organization.
The IOM update, released in December 2015, states “improving the diagnostic process is not only possible, but also represents a moral, professional, and public health imperative.”
Speaker, Michael Handler, MD, MMM, FACPE.
Dr. Handler has been a physician in the state of Missouri since 1985. He operated a private Obstetrics and Gynecology practice in Kirkwood and Wildwood from 1989 through 2007. Dr. Handler also served as house obstetric physician for SSM St. Joseph Hospital of Kirkwood (SJHK) since 2001. Additionally, he spent two years serving as SJHK’s medical director for quality improvement, during which time he implemented many successful quality improvement initiatives. Dr. Handler earned his medical degree at University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. From 1984 to 1989, he completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Louis University Hospitals.
Wed, Mar 15, 2017