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.

For more information, please visit our Patient Safety Topic on Diagnostic Improvement​

​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
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
Matthew Taylor, PhD, MA, BS  
Matthew Taylor
PhD, MA, BS
Core Team Lead

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