About Us
Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis

Overview

According to the National Academy of Medicine, most people will experience at least one diagnostic error in their lifetime, sometimes with fatal outcomes. The toll of diagnostic error in the United States is estimated at 40,000 to 80,000 deaths a year.

Through its Center of Excellence, the Authority provides leadership, guidance, and support for health care facilities and systems, providers, patients, and all interested stakeholders to improve diagnosis throughout the Commonwealth.

The Center of Excellence focuses on the following key objectives while working toward its vision of accurate and timely diagnoses communicated to all patients:

  • Gathering, synthesizing, and sharing information to broaden awareness and knowledge about this complex topic
  • Building partnerships and creating new networks between organizations to accelerate and scale improvements
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of novel solutions and inspiring healthcare providers and patients to work together to strengthen the diagnostic process

For more information about the Center of Excellence for Improving Diagnosis, email PSA-improvingdiagnosis@pa.gov.

News and Resources

Resources

For more information, please visit our Patient Safety Topic on Diagnostic Error.

In the News

Pennsylvania launches new center to improve diagnosis.

Core Team

Rebecca Jones, MBA, BSN, RN, CPHRM, CPPS, Center Director
Rebecca Jones
MBA, BSN, RN, CPHRM, CPPS
Center Director
Timothy J. Mosher, MD, Physician Advisor
Timothy J. Mosher
MD
 
Physician Advisor
Caitlyn Sidrane, MPH, Marketing Lead
Caitlyn Sidrane
MPH
Marketing Lead
Teresa Plesce, Team Coordinator
Teresa Plesce
 
Team Coordinator
Jeffrey Bomboy, BS, RN, CPPS, Core Team Lead
Jeffrey Bomboy
BS, RN, CPPS
Core Team Lead
Catherine Reynolds, DL, MJ, BSN, RN, CPPS, Core Team Lead
Catherine Reynolds
DL, MJ, BSN, RN, CPPS
Core Team Lead
Susan Wallace, MPH, CPHRM, Core Team Lead
Susan Wallace
MPH, CPHRM, CPPS 
Core Team Lead
Robert Yonash, RN, CPPS, Core Team Lead
Robert Yonash
RN, CPPS
Core Team Lead

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