Recent Coverage

March 1, 2022 Frequency and Nature of Communication and Handoff Failures in Medical Malpractice Claims

Using Candello data, this study examines the characteristics of malpractice claims which miscommunications.


March 1, 2022 Improving Patient Handoffs Helps Reduce Malpractice Claims

Healthcare Risk Management reports on a large study conducted by Boston Children’s Hospital in which researchers reviewed 498 medical malpractice claims provided by Candello, CRICO’s national medical malpractice collaborative. The work revealed a direct relationship between the quality of patient handoffs and claims.


January 5, 2022 To Measure and Reduce Diagnostic Error, Start With the Data You Have

This article, published by the Michigan State Medical Society, provides insight into how CRICO's diagnostic process of care framework, using medical malpractice claims data, can be used to reduce diagnostic errors.

View All News & Research

Assessing Information System Readiness for Mitigating Malpractice Risk Through Simulation: Results of a Multi-Site Study

  • May 26, 2015

The objective of this study was “To develop and test an instrument for assessing a healthcare organization’s ability to mitigate malpractice risk through clinical decision support (CDS).” 

CRICO’s closed claim malpractice data for seven CRICO-insured Partners Healthcare System hospitals and their outpatient practices with incident dates between 2000-2007 was used to help develop a self-assessment tool comprised of clinical vignettes and questions to be completed by test-takers in different clinical roles.  The study concluded: “The simulation approach to assessing malpractice risk mitigation through CDS was effective. Organizations should consider using malpractice claims experience to facilitate prioritizing CDS development.”


Citation for the Full-text Article

Wright A, Maloney FL, Wien M, Samal L, Emai S, Zucotti G. Assessing information system readiness for mitigating malpractice risk through simulation: results of a multi-site study. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. May 26, 2015; 22(5): 1020-1028. [Subscription may be required.]