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February 13, 2018 CRICO Strategies and I-PASS Patient Safety Institute Announce Partnership

CRICO Strategies and I-PASS Patient Safety Institute Announce Partnership Aimed at Improving Communication and Reducing Malpractice Risk

January 1, 2018 Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

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).

January 1, 2018 ED Based EHR Errors Caused More Significant Harm Compared to Other Settings
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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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A Contemporary Medicolegal Analysis of Outpatient Medication Management in Chronic Pain

November 1, 2017

Researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, University of California, San Francisco, and CRICO Strategies analyzed medical malpractice claims in the national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) database to shed light on outpatient medication management in chronic pain.


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

October 18, 2017

This CRICO-funded study, headed by co-principal investigators Drs. Mary Ellen Goldhamer and Debra Weinstein of Massachusetts General Hospital, researched whether an objective structured clinical exam (OSCE)  during Graduate Medical Education orientation can identify trainee communication deficits before they become evident via clinical performance evaluations.


Missed Outpatient Cardiovascular Disease

October 5, 2017

Quality improvement and patient safety efforts should focus on high-yield targets, and analysis of malpractice data can provide a unique window into the complicated topic of diagnostic error. READ MORE >

Medical Malpractice Allegations in Radiation Oncology: Results from a National Comparative Benchmarking System

October 1, 2017

Using data from the CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmark System (CBS), CRICO patient safety experts Kathy Dwyer, Winnie Yu, and Courtney DeRoo collaborated with researchers from Harvard Radiation Oncology Program and the Department of Radiation Oncology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute to study the characteristics of radiation oncology (RO) malpractice cases and identify opportunities to decrease patient harm. 


Outcomes In Two Massachusetts Hospital Systems Give Reason For Optimism About Communication-And-Resolution Programs

October 1, 2017

Researchers with grant support from CRICO examined case outcomes of a program used by two academic medical centers and two of their community hospitals in Massachusetts in the period 2013–15. READ MORE >

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. READ MORE >

What Radiologists can Learn from Reviewing Malpractice Claims Data

September 20, 2017

“Interpretation errors and communication failures are two of the largest issues that lead to malpractice claims in radiology, according to new research published in Diagnosis.”


The Key to Reducing Doctors' Misdiagnoses

September 12, 2017

Laura Landro’s Wall Street Journal article reports on novel solutions being developed by researchers to help eliminate misdiagnoses—a leading cause of medical malpractice suits in the United States. READ MORE >

Improved Safety and Cost Savings from Reductions in Cast-Saw Burns After Simulation-Based Education for Orthopaedic Surgery Residents

September 6, 2017

Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital and CRICO characterize the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of simulation training aimed at reducing cast-saw injuries. READ MORE >

The Role of Radiology in Diagnostic Error: A Medical Malpractice Claims Review

September 4, 2017

Study finds that interpretation errors and failures of provider communication are two of the largest areas of litigation involving radiologists. READ MORE >

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