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Integrating Risk Management Data in Quality Improvement Initiatives Within an Academic Neurosurgery Department

July 31, 2015

In Research and Publication
Through its partnership with CRICO Strategies, University of California (UC) codes its medical practice liability (MPL) claims using the CRICO coding taxonomy which enables deep analysis and learning. This study demonstrates how analyzing MPL claims, UC was able to identify patient safety vulnerabilities and implement quality improvement initiatives to mitigate those risks. READ MORE >

Multisource Feedback Process Helps Surgeons Assess and Improve Teamwork Skills

July 23, 2015

In Research and Publication
The Journal of American College of Surgeons study reports that a multisource evaluation tool used in other industries is accurate and well-accepted by surgical teams. READ MORE >

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).”  READ MORE >

NPSF and CRICO Announce Plans to Highlight Patient Safety Research

March 1, 2015

CRICO has agreed to underwrite the Keynote: Hot Topics in Patient Safety: Selected Papers Advancing the Field in the Past Year presented by Kaveh Shojania, MD, at National Patient Safety Foundation's (NPSF) Patient Safety Congress. The three year sponsorship will begin at the 17th annual session April 29-May 1, 2015 in Austin, TX. READ MORE >

Data as A Catalyst for Change: Stories from the Frontlines

February 2, 2015

To illustrate the power of quantitative, qualitative, and comparative data to spotlight real issues and to fuel meaningful change in health care, Dana Siegal, RN, CPHRM Director of Patient Safety for CRICO Strategies and Gretchen Ruoff, MPH, CPHRM Senior Program Director for Patient Safety Services for CRICO Strategies present initiatives and case abstracts, drawn from CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) data-sharing community.


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