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April 6, 2018 The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs, a health systems research center, to analyze the patient safety risks for medical institutions undergoing substantial consolidation, including mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements.

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January 6, 2018 Implementation of Diagnostic Pauses in the Ambulatory Setting
January 1, 2018 Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO).

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This page presents a chronological listing of news, research and published articles related to CRICO. CRICO grant-funded research articles show red flag. Articles related to a member of our CBS Community show a blue flag.

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The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

April 6, 2018

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs, a joint system for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, to analyze the patient safety risks for medical institutions undergoing substantial consolidation, including mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements. READ MORE >

Implementation of Diagnostic Pauses in the Ambulatory Setting

January 6, 2018

A self-administered diagnostic pause for clinicians in the ambulatory setting was developed and piloted by researchers to help address diagnostic error.  READ MORE >

Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

January 1, 2018

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Data and convening opportunities were used to build upon the principles of implementation science and foster efficient and widespread adoption of the most current evidence-based interventions. READ MORE >

ED Based EHR Errors Caused More Significant Harm Compared to Other Settings

January 1, 2018

Researchers found 420 cases in which the electronic health record (EHR) was a contributing factor. Of this group, 50 cases occurred in the emergency department (ED). READ MORE >

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

December 12, 2017

The analysis of closed malpractice claims can provide valuable insights into the various factors that may be common in cases. READ MORE >

Disclosure of Errors Not Documented - Even if Patient Seriously Harmed

December 1, 2017

Medical errors or apologies were infrequently documented even if patients were seriously harmed, found a recent study, which was highlighted in the December issue of the Medical Ethics Advisor (MEA). CRICO’s SVP and CMO Luke Sato, co-author of the study, was interviewed for the MEA article. 

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Teamwork, Safety, and Non-Technical Skills

December 1, 2017

In this Current Anesthesiology Reports article, author Amanda Rhee of Mount Sinai Hospital (MSH) in New York City, describes the importance of non-technical skills in preventing patient harm, citing some of CRICO’s work in this area.  READ MORE >

Do No Harm

December 1, 2017

This Association of Talent Development (ATD) article explores how “Improved communication skills can make a substantial difference in preventing medical errors.” The author uses CRICO Strategies CBS data to demonstrate how inadequate and insufficient communication plays a significant role in placing patient safety at risk. READ MORE >

Leading Causes of Anesthesia-Related Liability Claims in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

November 16, 2017

Using the Comprehensive Risk Intelligence Tool developed by CRICO Strategies, study demonstrates that ambulatory surgery centers and hospital operating rooms have significant differences and several common sources of liability. READ MORE >

Medical Malpractice and the Hospitalist: Reasons for Optimism

November 9, 2017

Hospitalists’ concerns about medical liability notwithstanding, data on the absolute malpractice risk of hospitalists and current trends in medical liability are both encouraging. READ MORE >

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