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August 1, 2018 An Evidence-based Intraoperative Communication Tool for Emergency General Surgery: A Pilot Study

CRICO-funded researchers developed and then piloted an evidence-based tool aimed at improving team communication in Emergency General Surgery.

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July 31, 2018 Hospital Mergers or Acquisitions May Cause Short-Term Patient Safety Issues

Drawing from a CRICO-funded study that found institutional partnerships and transactions might put patients at a higher risk for harm in the short run, this STAT op-ed piece emphasizes that “Improving the safety of patient care is possible during mergers and affiliations, but requires intentional efforts.”

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July 31, 2018 Viewpoint: Why Hospital Mergers Raise Patient Safety Problems

This Becker’s Hospital Review viewpoint offers six insights garnered from a July 31, 2018 STAT op-ed piece, written by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark Reynolds.

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Taking Root Cause Analysis to the Next Level: From Rearview Mirror to Looking Out the Front Window

  • September 13, 2013

The evolution of RCAs at medical institutions is described by using the new Root Cause Analysis Information Exchange (RCAIE) established by CRICO’s Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization (AMC PSO).


The power of aggregation, and of insights gleaned from data analysis, coupled with the collective wisdom of shared experiences, helps in creating a powerful tool for advancing the nation’s quest for a culture of safety. [...] The RCAIE helps healthcare professionals track each root cause investigation, identify the contributing factors and system failures associated with the event, and note the actions taken in response to these incidents. The actions can be followed in detail, to the end points of completion and assessment of effectiveness.

 

 

Read the full-text article:

Keohane C, Kumar A, Sato L, Bingham KM. Taking Root Cause Analysis to the Next Level: From Rearview Mirror to Looking Out the Front Window. Inside Medical Liability. [Reprinted from the Third Quarter 2013 issue of Inside Medical Liability, PIAA.  Copyright, 2013]