Skip all navigation and go to page content
NN/LM Home About MAR | Contact MAR | Feedback | Help | Bookmark and Share

Partnering to Prevent Diagnostic Error: Librarians on the Inside Track (MLA Webcast)

Location:         UPMC McKeesport, 1500 5th Ave McKeesport, PA 15132

Kelly Building 2nd floor Auditorium

$3.00 parking fee

Date:                     March 13, 2013

Time:                    2 – 3:30 pm Webcast

3:30 – 4:30 pm Roundtable Discussion

Registration (free*):

*Please note the webcast is not available online to individual registrants

1.5 MLA CEs for attending webinar

1.5 MLA CEs for participating in roundtable discussion

Contact:  Michelle Burda, / (412) 624-1589


The goal is to raise awareness and encourage participation by medical librarians in diagnostic error (Dx) prevention and mitigation


  • Explain what Dx error is, that it’s a subset of patient safety and an exceedingly critical problem
  • Outline several roles, including collaborative roles, for librarians in Dx error prevention from solo to larger medical libraries
  • Outline a range of activities for medical librarians to employ in their institutions to collaborate on Dx error awareness and reduction
  • Reinforce the unique position of frontline librarians in their institutions to participate and collaborate with clinicians addressing Dx


  • Elaine Alligood, informationista and chief of library service, Knowledge, Information, and Library Services, VA, Boston Health Care System, Boston, MA
  • Katherine Stemmer Frumento, AHIP, is the director of library services at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, CT.
  • Lorri Zipperer is the principal at Zipperer Project Management, which focuses on patient safety content development, project direction, and knowledge sharing in health care.

Videotaped Presenter

  • Mark L. Graber, MD, is a senior fellow at RTI International and professor emeritus of medicine at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.