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    Addressing Race-based Algorithms in Medical Care

    by Marcus Boggis | 05/27/2021

    As a bi-racial person, this article in Becker’s Health IT really resonated with me. The article raises important issues of how race is addressed in medical care through the use of algorithms. These algorithms factor race into medical decisions, however they tend to look at race as a social factor rather a biological one.

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    Pandemic Reflections

    by Missy Padoll | 04/29/2021

    For those of us working in health care, we knew at the end of 2019 that a serious situation was evolving. By January 2020, regular discussions were underway regarding use of precautions as reports of infected individuals grew. But no one fully appreciated that this emerging virus would so quickly become a once-in-a-century pandemic.

     

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    2021 Grant Recipients CRICO

    by Jeff Timperi, CRICO | 04/14/2021

    More than 50 CRICO-insured researchers will be principal investigators of projects being funded by CRICO in 2021. At the forefront of topics being studied are telemedicine, health care equity, machine-learning, and emergency medicine interventions.

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    Is the Cures Act a Game Changer?
    Patients Now See Clinical Notes

    by Pat Folcarelli, RN, PhD, CRICO | 03/31/2021

    Patients already have access to information through patient portals at most hospitals and other institutions. With the arrival of the Cures Act, clinicians and hospitals may notice that there’s increasing activity on those patient portals. It’s also possible there could be some additional questions of the notes. But it still remains to be seen what impact this will have in terms of patients accessing their notes.

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    A Rich History of Contributions

    by Reed Stiller | 02/26/2021

    The contributions of some of Boston’s most important black physicians have often been overlooked, which is why in honor or Black History Month we have chosen to recognize some of the most influential black health care providers in the city’s history.

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    The 100 Day Mask Challenge

    by Missy Padoll | 01/26/2021

    As representatives of the patient safety community, it is in our best interest to champion President Biden's 100 Day Mask Challenge, working together to leverage the many creative efforts available to help support the President’s challenge and encourage everyone to MASK UP!

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    CBS Data in Peer-Review Publications 2020

    by Katy Schuler, MSc | 12/23/2020

    Part of our mission is to share insights learned from our national database of medical malpractice claims, the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS). One way we achieve this is through authoring and supporting research for peer-review publications.

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  • Neurosurgery and Medical Malpractice

    by Carlos Yugar and Adam Schaffer, MD, CRICO | 12/03/2020

    Neurosurgery malpractice cases are responsible for not only some of the largest indemnity payments, but also significant mental health tolls. Learn how data-driven patient safety interventions have already helped.

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    COVID Delays New Fed Rule Opening Clinical Notes to Patients

    by Margaret Janes, RN, JD, Tom Augello, CRICO | 10/30/2020

    The goal of the act is to provide better provider/patient communication, improve provisions for patient rights and engagement, and reduce patient safety risk. It includes requirements that patients have access without extra charge to all of their medical records. These include clinical notes regarding: consultation, history and physical, procedure, progress, and discharge summaries, as well as imaging/lab/pathology report narratives.

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    Patient Voice: Fighting the Fear of a Triple Negative Breast Cancer Diagnosis

    by Reed Stiller | 10/16/2020

    A triple negative breast cancer survivor tells her story of overcoming the fear of the diagnosis, and the health care professionals who helped her along the way.

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