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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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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

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CRICO Press Room Listing

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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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 >

Closed-Loop Communication Improves Task Completion in Pediatric Trauma Resuscitation

August 2, 2017

In health care, effective teamwork and communication are central to patient safety. This article, which appeared in the Journal of Surgical Education, references CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) report on malpractice risks in communication failures, which indicates “Over 30% of malpractice awarded suits, where a patient is injured or killed, have miscommunication to blame.”
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Reforming the Medical Liability System in Massachusetts Communication Apology and Resolution (CARe)

August 1, 2017

Kenneth E. Sands was senior vice president at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center at the time he received a CRICO Grant for work that appeared August 2017 in The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s (AHRQ) publication, “Advances in Patient Safety and Medical Liability.” READ MORE >

Using Simulation to Improve Systems-Based Practices

July 19, 2017

This focused review of simulation-based interventions to test and improve components of the perioperative microsystem highlights the broad-based utility of simulation-based technologies in health care. CRICO is noted for having embraced the value of simulation by offering premium reductions for participants in simulation-based team training. READ MORE >

What Patients Value About Reading Visit Notes: A Qualitative Inquiry of Patient Experiences With Their Health Information

July 1, 2017

Conducted by Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center researchers, this CRICO-supported study aimed to learn more about patient experiences with reading and providing feedback on their visit notes. READ MORE >

Non-technical Skills of Surgeons and Anaesthetists In Simulated Operating Theatre Crises

July 1, 2017

This study sought to characterize the impact of surgeon and anaesthetist non-technical skills on the time it takes to resolve a crisis during simulation-based operative team training that was funded by a CRICO initiative.  READ MORE >

Integrating Research Quality Improvement and Medical Education for Better Handoffs and Safer Care Disseminating Adapting and Implementing the I-PASS Program

July 1, 2017

To effectively disseminate and adapt I-PASS for use across specialties and disciplines, a series of federally and privately funded dissemination and implementation projects were carried out following the publication of the initial I-PASS study, which CRICO supported early on. READ MORE >

The Impact of Incident Disclosure Behaviors on Medical Malpractice Claims

June 30, 2017

To provide preliminary estimates of incident disclosure behaviors on medical malpractice claims, a descriptive analysis of CRICO’s data on medical malpractice claims between 2012 and 2013 (n = 434) was performed.

Priscilia Giraldo, the study’s principal researcher from Spain, as part of her work, visited the United States and partnered on the study with CRICO’s Dr. Luke Sato, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Sato contributed to the study’s design, coordination, and data analysis; as well as co-authored the published research.

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