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Diagnostic Excellence – Fundamentals of Diagnostic Error in Imaging

June 22, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


The Northwest Safety and Quality Partnership will offer the “Fundamentals of Diagnostic Error in Imaging” as a hospital intervention for the diagnostic excellence strategy.  Dr Jason N Itri, MD, PhD will present on the pivotal role imaging plays in the diagnostic process and how to mitigate the estimated 3 to 5% error rates within this important step to obtaining a timely correct diagnosis.

Dr Itri will describe elements of a comprehensive process to learn from diagnostic errors in radiology.   He will identify contributing factors which lead to both perceptual and interpretive errors  which is key to the development of interventions that reduce or mitigate diagnostic error in radiology.   Reviewing predictable elements will set up organizations to mitigate the approximately 75% of malpractice lawsuits filed against radiologists related to diagnostic errors.

He will further illustrate different effective approaches to identify cases with diagnostic error. Finally, he will highlight educational and systematic interventions that can reduce diagnostic errors and improve a timely accurate diagnosis.  Registration link is below.

Dr. Itri currently serves as the Director of Quality and Associate Medical Director of Nines Radiology PA, an AI-base teleradiology company. He previously served as the Vice Chair of Quality at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, Director of Peer Review and Physician Performance at the University of Virginia, Vice Chair of Operations at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, and Director of Quality and Safety at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  His roles with the American College of Radiology have included Chair of the General Radiology Information Database and Vice Chair of the Technical Expert Panel. He is a passionate advocate for improving quality and safety in healthcare with interests including diagnostic error, quality measure development, patient-centered radiology, and leadership development. He previously received the Teacher of the Year award at UVa in radiology and has served on several ACGME committees including the Residency Review Committee, Milestones Committee, and Clinical Learning Environmental Review Committee.


  • List the components of a comprehensive process to learn from diagnostic error in radiology.
  • Describe the different approaches to identifying cases with diagnostic error.
  • Discuss educational and systematic interventions that can reduce diagnostic errors.


This webinar series is free of charge. If you were unable to attend the first three webinars in the series, don’t worry! You can gain access to the recording by registering for free online. Any questions can be directed to Trish Anderson at trisha@wsha.org or Amy Anderson at amya@wsha.org.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.


June 22, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Trish Anderson
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