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May 29, 2019 Using Medical Malpractice Claims Data to Improve Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Cost

In a video interview, CRICO President and CEO Mark E. Reynolds, offers insight into how CRICO’s powerful claims analytics and resulting patient safety awareness and solutions, ultimately help improve the “mission and margin” of health care overall.

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May 16, 2019 Role of Patient Safety Organizations in Improving Patient Safety

CRICO’s Jason Boulanger and Carol Keohane, co-authored an article with Ashley Yeats, MD of Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital–Milton about the value and role of Patient Safety Organizations (PSO).

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May 1, 2019 Adoption of a Closed-Loop Communication Tool to Establish and Execute a Collaborative Follow-Up Plan

Researchers, co-supported by CRICO grants, sought to assess radiologists’ adoption of a closed loop communication and tracking system called, Result Alert and Development of Automated Resolution (RADAR).

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Medical Malpractice Analysis in Radiation Oncology: A Decade of Results From a National Comparative Benchmarking System

  • March 15, 2019

Researchers used the CRICO Strategies’ national database of medical liability claims, Comparative Benchmarking System, to analyze the issue of medical errors in radiation oncology (RO). The closed RO cases reviewed ranged from years 2005 to 2014.


The researchers found that although closed malpractice cases involving RO are rare events, certain populations may be overrepresented in closed claims. These data can help inform providers and systems with the goal of ultimately improving patient safety.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Royce TJ, Dwyer K, Yu-Moe CW, DeRoo C, Jacobson JO, Tishler RB. Medical malpractice analysis in radiation oncology: A decade of results from a national comparative benchmarking systemInternational Journal of Radiation Oncology • Biology • Physics. March 15, 2019; 103(4):801-808.  doi: 10.1016/j.ijrobp.2018.11.009. [Epub ahead of print date was November 12, 2018]