SIDM's Mission & Vision



Creating a world where no patients are harmed by Diagnostic error.



SIDM catalyzes and leads change to improve diagnosis and eliminate harm, in partnership with patients, their families, the healthcare community, and every interested stakeholder.



In July 2016, SIDM's Board met to redefine the organization's strategy and refocus its priorities for the ensuing two years. By conducting an assessment of the vision, mission and strategic direction, its leaders were able to evaluate current impact and organizational performance, and set the stage for future opportunities.


Make improving diagnosis a strategic priority for healthcare.


Advance research on diagnostic accuracy and error that will lead to reduced harms.


Transform professional medical education to improve diagnosis and develop new leaders in diagnostic safety and quality.


Improve diagnostic performance in current clinical practice by engaging patients, clinicians, and the healthcare system.

Patient Engagement

Engage and integrate patients and their families in all diagnostic improvement efforts in order to achieve outcomes that matter to patients.