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April 6, 2018 Harvard Experts Release New Tools to Protect Patient Safety During Health System Mergers and Acquisitions
April 6, 2018 The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs, a health systems research center, to analyze the patient safety risks for medical institutions undergoing substantial consolidation, including mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements.

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April 1, 2018 Critical Differences Between Elective and Emergency Surgery: Identifying Domains for Quality Improvement In Emergency General Surgery

This CRICO-funded study aimed to characterize providers’ impressions of factors contributing to disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality in emergency general surgery to identify targets for care quality improvement.

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Find a complete listing of published news articles, research papers, and press releases referencing CRICO and members of our CBS Community.

This page lists all the press releases, research papers, and published articles in one chronological view. CRICO grant-funded research articles show red flag. Articles related to a member of our CBS Community show a blue flag.

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Harvard Experts Release New Tools to Protect Patient Safety During Health System Mergers and Acquisitions

April 6, 2018

Ariadne Labs and CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions released a new set of patient safety tools that equip clinical leaders to uncover important safety considerations and mitigate potential harm before and after the affiliation occurs. READ MORE >

The Risks to Patient Safety From Health System Expansions

April 6, 2018

CRICO partnered with Ariadne Labs, a joint system for health systems innovation at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard T.H.Chan School of Public Health, to analyze the patient safety risks for medical institutions undergoing substantial consolidation, including mergers, acquisitions, and service agreements. READ MORE >

Critical Differences Between Elective and Emergency Surgery: Identifying Domains for Quality Improvement In Emergency General Surgery

April 1, 2018

The objective of this CRICO-funded study was to characterize providers’ impressions of factors contributing to disproportionate rates of morbidity and mortality in emergency general surgery to identify targets for care quality improvement. READ MORE >

Association Between Labor and Delivery Unit Census and Delays in Patient Management: Findings From a Computer Simulation Module

March 1, 2018

This study, co-funded by CRICO, sought to demonstrate the association between increases in labor and delivery unit census and delays in patient care decisions using a computer simulation module. READ MORE >

Closing the Loop with an Enhanced Referral Management System

February 17, 2018

Researchers, supported by a CRICO grant, sought to evaluate the impact of a referral manager tool on primary care practices. READ MORE >

CRICO Strategies and I-PASS Patient Safety Institute Announce Partnership

February 13, 2018

Partnership aimed at improving communication and reducing medical malpractice risk. READ MORE >

Implementation of Diagnostic Pauses in the Ambulatory Setting

January 6, 2018

A self-administered diagnostic pause for clinicians in the ambulatory setting was developed and piloted by researchers to help address diagnostic error.  READ MORE >

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. READ MORE >

ED Based EHR Errors Caused More Significant Harm Compared to Other Settings

January 1, 2018

Researchers found 420 cases in which the electronic health record (EHR) was a contributing factor. Of this group, 50 cases occurred in the emergency department (ED). READ MORE >

Chronic Pain Management Malpractice Claims: Insight Into Underlying Causes

December 12, 2017

The analysis of closed malpractice claims can provide valuable insights into the various factors that may be common in cases. READ MORE >

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