Tom Augello is responsible for producing, directing, and editing all multi-media for CRICO which includes video, audio, and podcast production. His productions can be found on our website, as well as Spotify, YouTube, and iTunes.
Health Payment Reform Act: Rules to Protect Providers
After a state medical error disclosure and apology law went into effect in November 2012, health providers in Massachusetts have protections and rules to follow.
Getting SMART About Harassment
Recent data from the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine show that sexual harassment and gender discrimination affect up to 50 percent of women medical students and more than 50 percent of women faculty in medicine. It affects men too.
Signs of Bias in Rejected Request for Accommodation
Boston Attorney Megan Kures explains how a hospital should respond to a request for accommodation. Tip: it shouldn't be a knee-jerk no, and be sure to involve HR from the start.
New Guidance on Preventing Lost Medical Specimens
It is estimated that thousands of medical specimens are lost each month. The impact on the diagnostic process when a specimen is lost is of particular concern. In early 2022, a patient safety document was published by the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization, or AMC PSO, to describe ways to prevent harm to patients when specimens are lost. Safety Net interviews two participants with some advice for QI.