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August 1, 2018 An Evidence-based Intraoperative Communication Tool for Emergency General Surgery: A Pilot Study

CRICO-funded researchers developed and then piloted an evidence-based tool aimed at improving team communication in Emergency General Surgery.

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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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Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

  • January 1, 2018

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Data and convening opportunities were used to build upon the principles of implementation science and foster efficient and widespread adoption of the most current evidence-based interventions.


Analyses of medical malpractice and root-cause analysis data set the context for this partnership and acted as a catalyst for creating best practice guidelines for adopting therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of neonatal encephalopathy.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Keohane C, Dwyer K, Boulanger J, Zigmont K, Babayan A, Cushing E, Walsh B. Partnering with a medical malpractice insurer to improve patient safety and decrease risk. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 2018; 32(1): 66-71. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000312.