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Dr Gordon Schiff Safety Science Director for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care Academic Innovations Collaborative

Date/Time: Thursday 28th September, 1-2pm,

Venue: Lecture Theatre D, Dental School

“Diagnosis Error: Moving Forward from the U.S. National Academy of Medicine Report on Improving Diagnosis in Medicine”

CV Synopsis

Dr. Gordon Schiff is a general internist and Associate Director of Brigham and Women’s Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and Quality and Safety Director for the Harvard Medical School Center for Primary Care.

Before joining Harvard in 2007, he worked for 3 decades at Chicago's Cook County Hospital where he was professor of Medicine at Rush Medical School and PI of the AHRQ Developmental Center for Patient Safety Research Project focusing on diagnostic errors.  He headed the AHRQ PROMISES (Proactive Reduction in Outpatient Malpractice: Improving Safety Efficiency and Satisfaction) malpractice and patient safety improvement project.  He was an invited expert and reviewer for the 2015 National Academy of Medicine (IOM) Report: Improving Diagnosis in Health Care.   He was recently awarded a grant from the Gordon and Betty More Foundation to create a multifaceted research learning network (PRIDE (Primary-care Research in Diagnosis Errors) to study and improve diagnosis in a number of areas.