The Safer Dx team is a multidisciplinary team focused on the improvement of patient safety and the reduction of diagnostic errors. The team approaches this goal through several methods, ranging from the development of trigger algorithms for Electronic Health Records (EHRs) to proactively monitor for delays in test result follow-up to the creation of guidelines for safe EHR usage in the form of the SAFER Guides.
Our award-winning team consists of physicians and professionals from a range of fields - including social science, cognitive psychology, public health, internal medicine, computer science and human factors engineering – all dedicated to the same goal of improving patient safety. Every member of the team works in partnership on research projects as needed to provide a wide network of experience.
Our team is a part of IQuESt – the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety. IQuESt is a partnership between the Veterans Affairs Health Services Research and Development Service and Baylor College of Medicine. We are located in Houston, Texas, and frequently collaborate with other VA and non-VA health care facilities around the country.