Grants to improve the diagnostic process for patients and their families


Failure to promptly and accurately diagnose a patient’s condition is a significant problem. Medical professional liability (MPL) claims involving erroneous or delayed diagnosis are historically considered to be the “tip of the iceberg” and represent only a small percentage of a much larger problem. 

Experts uniformly agree that the number of missed, wrong, and delayed diagnoses is significantly higher than what the claims data would ever show. The Institute of Medicine has called for greater attention to diagnostic error and its complexities, as well as for a widespread commitment to change.

The Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals (view) to improve the diagnostic process for patients and their families. Approved grants will be awarded to initiatives that include not only focused research on the problem but those that also demonstrate the role and effectiveness of new approaches, new models, and innovative thinking in consistently making accurate, prompt, and complete diagnoses.

Grants may be awarded for any clinical discipline.

 

We welcome your interest!

View the complete RFP with budget template