We are pleased to announce that END SEPSIS has formally partnered with two excellent organizations whose missions align closely with our own.
Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
The first is the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM). Working in partnership with patients, families and the healthcare community, SIDM works to address the problem of diagnostic error and to improve the accuracy and timeliness of diagnosis. This work is deeply personal to END SEPSIS–improving the rapid diagnosis of sepsis has been central to the mission of our organization since its inception. Missed sepsis diagnoses are a major contributor to the 275,000 deaths and hundreds of thousands of life-altering disabilities that result from sepsis each year in the United States.
Rory’s story of diagnostic error is featured on the SIDM website; you can read it here:(https://www.improvediagnosis.org/stories_posts/from-a-small-scrape-to-sepsis)
Through our new partnership with SIDM, END SEPSIS will join with other leading healthcare organizations in the Coalition to Improve Diagnosis. The Coalition is the only collaboration of diverse healthcare organizations singularly focused on improving the diagnostic process. Together, it works to find solutions that enhance diagnostic quality and safety, reduce harm and ultimately, ensure better health outcomes for patients.
The Coalition members commit to the following:
- Increase awareness and engagement
- Advocate for increased research funding
- Identify and drive the adoption of effective quality improvement interventions
- Catalyze action by member organizations
COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project
END SEPSIS has also partnered with the COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project. The organization is committed to communicating transparent, scientifically accurate information about vaccines and vaccine technology in order to build confidence in the process and the science of vaccines. Their work also seeks to address health inequities that exist generally and specifically with respect to COVID-19.
We will join with COVID-19 Vaccine Education and Equity Project to provide education on the COVID-19 vaccines, to raise awareness around its importance, to promote the impact of the vaccine in protecting families and to lead a conversation that ensures equitable access to authorized and approved access.
We are honored to work with both organizations to improve safety in medicine and save lives.