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July 31, 2018 Hospital Mergers or Acquisitions May Cause Short-Term Patient Safety Issues

Drawing from a CRICO-funded study that found institutional partnerships and transactions might put patients at a higher risk for harm in the short run, this STAT op-ed piece emphasizes that “Improving the safety of patient care is possible during mergers and affiliations, but requires intentional efforts.”

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July 31, 2018 Viewpoint: Why Hospital Mergers Raise Patient Safety Problems

This Becker’s Hospital Review viewpoint offers six insights garnered from a July 31, 2018 STAT op-ed piece, written by Ariadne Labs researchers and CRICO’s president and CEO Mark Reynolds.

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July 20, 2018 Digging Into the Patient Safety Risks From Hospital Mergers
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Developing Risk Management Dashboards Using Risk and Quality Measures: A Visual Best Practices Approach

  • September 28, 2017

Authors explain terms and concepts of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and review metrics to employ in a visual ERM dashboard, such as medical malpractice claims data.


Identifying the most powerful and informative measures, designing the most appropriate dashboards, and incorporating visual best practices are crucial steps required for evaluating the effectiveness and value of
an enterprise risk management program. The authors discuss metrics that can be leveraged in a comprehensive enterprise risk management program, including the value of leveraging medical malpractice claims data. Analysis of medical malpractice claims data can inform an organization if its “focus and investment in its real-time risk management initiatives and subsequent trended metrics are aligned with the trends identified in a claims analysis.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Bunting RF, Siegal D. Developing risk management dashboards using risk and quality measures: A visual best practices approach [published online ahead of print September 28, 2017]. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21287 [subscription may be required].