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    ePolicy News June 2014

    June 02, 2014
    Better Utilization of Laboratory Services a Focus for Many Choosing Wisely Partners
    A recent ASCP analysis of the Choosing Wisely Recommendation Lists for more than 50 medical special societies found that half featured one or more recommendations on appropriate use of laboratory or pathology services. Choosing Wisely is an initiative of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Foundation to reduce overuse of tests and procedures. ASCP is the sole representative of the field of pathology invited by the ABIM to join the campaign to help reduce testing that may be medically unnecessary or potentially harmful. Read more
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    ePolicy News May 2014

    May 06, 2014
    IOM to Study Diagnostic Error
    An ad hoc committee of the Institute of Medicine’s Board on Health Care Services will evaluate the existing knowledge about diagnostic error in medicine from a patient safety perspective. The Committee on Diagnostic Error in Medicine will examine current definitions of diagnostic error (and illustrate examples); the epidemiology, burden of harm, and costs associated with diagnostic error; and what is being done to improve diagnosis. Read more
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