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November 9, 2017 Medical Malpractice and the Hospitalist: Reasons for Optimism

Adam Schaffer, MD of CRICO and Brigham and Women's Hospital and Allen Kachalia, MD of Brigham and Women’s Hospital analyzed medical malpractice data to understand the potential risk for hospitalists of facing a claim.

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October 25, 2017 A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain

The goal of this study was to identify patient medical comorbidities and aberrant drug behaviors, as well as prescriber practices associated with patient injury and malpractice claims.

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October 18, 2017 Use of an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) for early identification of communication skills deficits in interns

Given the importance of physician communication skill, this CRICO-funded study researched whether an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) during Graduate Medical Education orientation can identify trainee communication deficits before these become evident via clinical performance evaluations.

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Malpractice Claims Analysis Confirms Risks in EHRs

  • February 10, 2014

Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM, director of Patient Safety Services for CRICO Strategies spoke with PSQH about the risks in EHRs


Recognizing these emerging risks, CRICO—the patient safety and medical malpractice insurer for the Harvard medical community—is taking action. The Massachusetts-based company has expanded its proprietary coding system to capture EHR-related problems that have contributed to patient harm, and to guide the hospitals, physicians, and other providers it serves toward addressing vulnerabilities in their systems. 

 

Read the full-text article:

Ruder DB. Malpractice Claims Analysis Confirms Risks in EHRs. Patient Safety Qual Healthcare. Jan-Feb 2014:20-23.

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