Baylor’s “Safer Dx team” conducts research on understanding and reducing diagnostic errors in cancer. This dynamic multidisciplinary research and innovation team leverages cognitive science, informatics, human factors, social science, and the ‘art’ of medicine to understand the “basic science” of diagnostic error.
Baylor CanTest projects
In one project, the team will use electronic health record data to quantify how promptly clinicians recognize and act on concerning symptoms or test results that may indicate an undiagnosed cancer. They will also develop and test outcome measures that will quantify the percentage of cancer diagnoses that are made at an advanced stage or in emergency settings.