Diagnostic Feedback in Clinical Registries

Program Overview:

In 2023-24, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation is supporting planning grants to advance closing the diagnostic loop by providing frontline clinicians with feedback on their diagnostic performance through clinical registries. The planning grants fund societies for 12 months to develop scalable demonstration projects of diagnostic performance feedback that is impactful for their specialty. The John A. Hartford Foundation, which promotes age-friendly health care, is providing supplemental support.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) in parntership with the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS) have awarded 7 specialty societies grants of $100,000 each. These awards are the result of a competitive grant program; proposals were reviewed by an external advisory committee comprised of a diverse group of national experts in diagnostic performance, informatics, quality improvement and research.

In Phase 2, several societies will be awarded implementation grants to build upon their work in the planning grants and engage their members in this work, provide performance feedback to clinicians on their diagnostic accuracy, and impact patient outcomes.

Planning Grant Awardees:          

UCSF and CMSS are pleased to announce the following recipients of the Phase 1 Planning Grants:

  • American Academy of Ophthalmology - Diagnostic Performance Feedback for Ophthalmology through the IRIS® Registry (Intelligent Research in Sight)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Improving Diagnostic Excellence through Pediatric Primary Care Performance Feedback: CHILD Registry
  • American College of Emergency Physicians - Enhancing Emergency Physician Diagnostic Performance Feedback
  • American College of Radiology - Expanding Capability for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer
  • American College of Rheumatology - Feedback on Diagnostic Pathway Adherence at Scale for the Timely Diagnosis of Lupus Nephritis in Routine Clinical Practice: Leveraging the American College of Rheumatology's RISE Registry
  • American College of Surgeons - Diagnostic Feedback for Clinicians Treating Older Adult Emergency General Surgery Patients
  • College of American Pathologists - Improving Communication of Test Results by Providing Feedback on The Circumstances of Diagnostic Uncertainty and How it is Communicated

Read the press release. 

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Program Contact:

Suzanne Pope, Senior Advisor, spope@cmss.org


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