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July 1, 2018 The Impact of Automated Notification on Follow-up of Actionable Tests Pending at Discharge: A Cluster-Randomized Controlled Trial

A physician’s failure to follow-up on test results that are still pending at a patient’s discharge could lead to a missed diagnosis or preventable adverse event. This CRICO-funded study researched a potential solution.

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May 17, 2018 What’s the key to accelerating progress in patient safety over the next five years?
May 15, 2018 Poor Communication and Teamwork from Surgeons Linked with Increased Likelihood of Malpractice Claims

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, to explore whether surgeons who receive poor ratings in communication and teamwork skills from their coworkers during 360-degree performance reviews are more likely to face malpractice claims from their patients.

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Hazards Tied to Medical Records Rush

  • July 20, 2014

CRICO’s national CBS data cited as source in Boston Globe feature article about adverse events involving EHRs

 


The Boston Globe article, Hazards tied to medical records rush, examines how present-day electronic health records (EHRs) may be a contributing factor to an adverse event. The article referenced a pilot study undertaken by CRICO to identify contributing factors to errors involving EHRs. The cases in that pilot study were coded over a one-year period and represent claims filed over the previous multiple years. (These cases did not all occur in a single year.)

Read the full-text article:

Rowland, C.  “Hazards tied to medical records rushBoston Globe. July 20, 2014