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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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Nurses Are Key in Preventing Deadly Diagnostic Errors in Cardiovascular Diseases

  • January 2, 2019

Cardiovascular nurses have tremendous potential to reduce unnecessary cardiovascular deaths from misdiagnoses and lead efforts to address diagnostic errors in both independent and collaborative practices.


To highlight how crucial it is for nurses to own their role in diagnosis, researchers conducted a review of the CRICO Strategies’ Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) of malpractice claims. This analysis determined that, in 155 diagnostic error cases from 2007 to 2016, nursing was accused as the primary responsible service. Cardiovascular diseases were involved in 28 of the cases, and more than half of misdiagnoses of cardiovascular diseases (59%) resulted in patient death.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Gleason KT, Greenberg P, Dennison Himmelfarb CR. Nurses are key in preventing deadly diagnostic errors in cardiovascular diseases. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing. January/February 2019, 34(1):6–8. doi: 10.1097/JCN.0000000000000542 (Subscription may be required.)

 

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