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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

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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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Hospitals are Looking for the Killer Amazon Alexa App

  • June 18, 2017

CNBC recently interviewed researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital about their involvement in a CRICO-funded study to see how text-to-speech technology can be useful in helping surgeons comply with surgical safety checklists in the operating room.


Raul Uppot, a radiologist at MGH, told CNBC that “in one case a patient was listening in to the safety checklist via a voice application right before going under. The patient had an allergy to latex, a fact that was missing from the medical record, but was addressed thanks to the checklist.” Uppot added, “That might have averted disaster, as the surgeons had intended to use latex gloves.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Farr C. Hospitals are looking for the killer Amazon Alexa app. CNBC. June 18, 2017. 

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