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    Updated Breast Care Management Algorithm

    by Jock Hoffman | June 29, 2019

    Failure to diagnose breast cancer affects CRICO-insured providers across a spectrum of specialties. To reduce the likelihood of such events, a task force of breast care specialists and primary care physicians, coordinated by CRICO, identified the key factors contributing to allegations of mismanaged breast care and subsequently developed the CRICO Breast Care Management Algorithm. In May 2019, the Algorithm was updated.

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    Patient Safety Grant Award Recipients for 2018 & 2019

    by Rachael Barzey, Jock Hoffman, CRICO | May 17, 2019

    In 2018, 11 projects were confirmed for funding; followed by 12 in 2019.

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    Measuring the ROI of Patient Safety Programs

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH | May 8, 2019

    Analyses of the return on investment (ROI) of patient safety programs are a relative rarity. This is unfortunate, as such analyses would provide patient safety officers with data that could potentially resonate in the C-suite. Although rare, research in this area does exist.

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  • Raising Awareness: Trends and Burnout

    by Missy Padoll | March 11, 2019

    For those of us working in health care, and more specifically, in the patient safety arena, March means Patient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW).

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  • MedMal Case Frequency is Down

    by Gretchen Ruoff | February 13, 2019

    Overall MPL case frequency dropped 27 percent from 2007–2016, with an especially compelling trend for obstetrician-gynecologists. 

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  • Informed Consent & Shared Decision Making

    by Elizabeth Cushing, Esq., and Carol Keohane, MS, RN | December 4, 2018

    Informed consent and shared decision making are similar, but not the same. One is a legal protocol, the other is a conversation in which clinicians and patients work together.

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    Expert Insights: How Hospital Leaders Leverage External Risk Assessments

    by Katy Schuler | November 29, 2018

    External risk assessments help hospital leaders identify organizational barriers limiting the effectiveness of patient safety programs.

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    Fellowship Taught MD How to See

    by Brittany Esty, MD, MPH, CPPS, Attending Physician, Allergy and Immunology, Boston Children's Hospital | October 10, 2018

    In her recent “Mission Presentation” to CRICO employees, Dr. Brittany Esty shared how her experience as a Patient Safety and Quality Fellow taught her to “see.”

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    Path to a Model Patient Safety Profile

    by Katy Schuler | September 25, 2018

    What is the impact of an organization’s cultural discrepancies on patient safety?

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    Leveraging the Largest Patient Safety Learning Engine

    by Michael Paskavitz | August 23, 2018

    How can hospital leaders use the largest and fastest patient safety learning engine to save lives, time and money?

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