The Doctor’s Advocate | Fourth Quarter 2021
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Foundation Announces Latest Grant Recipients

The Doctors Company Foundation has awarded grants to four new projects:

  • Assessing Surgical Competency Through Automated AI-Powered Surgical Video Analysis—to develop and implement an artificial intelligence (AI) system that evaluates cataract surgeon performance through automated analysis (University of Michigan).
  • Enhanced Diagnostic Reasoning (eDRx)—to address the need to boost emergency department trainee diagnostic reasoning skills through ambient and artificial intelligence (University of Michigan).
  • Identifying and Mitigating Patient Safety Risks Associated with Referrals from Telehealth to In-Person Care—to support a comprehensive analysis to identify telehealth referral risks and develop a rigorous assessment tool to help facilities mitigate risks during the referral process (MedStar Health Research Institute).
  • Implementation of an All-Cause Deterioration Model for Adult Inpatients—to support the implementation of PICTURE (Predicting Inpatient Acute Care Transfers and Other UnfoReseen Events), an early warning system that predicts patient deterioration, into the clinical workflow (University of Michigan).

We will share outcomes and publications as they become available. Learn about the Foundation’s work to support education and research projects that improve patient care

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