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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

The goal of this study was to identify patient medical comorbidities and aberrant drug behaviors, as well as prescriber practices associated with patient injury and malpractice claims.

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October 18, 2017 Use of an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE) for early identification of communication skills deficits in interns

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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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].