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  • Patient Safety Awareness Week—Every Week

    by Jay Boulanger & Tom Augello, CRICO | March 13, 2017

    What does it really mean to have a “Patient Safety Awareness” Week? Does it mean anything on its own? Shouldn’t every week be a Patient Safety Awareness Week?

     

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  • CRICO’s 40th Anniversary: A Missing Piece

    by Missy Padoll | March 1, 2017

    When Jeffrey B. Cooper, PhD read our recent article published in the November/December 2016 issue of PSQH, he felt we had missed something important, so he wrote a letter to the editor.

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  • December 2016 Safety Salute | Our Doctors are Tops!

    by Tom A. Augello, CRICO | December 21, 2016

    December delivered a shiny spotlight in the form of Boston Magazine’s Top Doctors issue. Once again, hundreds of “our” physician insureds are on the search-able list.

     

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  • MDs in the Courtroom: Change and Constancy

    by Tom A. Augello, CRICO | December 9, 2016

    Is the legal environment for medical malpractice ripe for change?

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  • October 2016 Safety Salute | Cambridge Health Alliance: The Impact of Compassion

    by Missy Padoll | October 6, 2016

    Working for a medical malpractice insurer, we hear many accounts of things gone wrong. Because, sadly, things do go wrong - for so very many reasons. But this incredibly personal and tragic story is actually more about everything that was done right along the way, to its unfortunate ending. 

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    Suicide Prevention: Samaritans in Boston

    by Ron White, LICSW, Samaritans | September 22, 2016

    Samaritans, Inc. the oldest and largest suicide prevention service in Massachusetts in the fight against suicide prevention. If our history has taught us anything, it is that suicide prevention involves a community. Show your support alongside CRICO at the Samaritans 5K Run/Walk on October 1st.

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    Grant 2016 Award Recipients

    by Rachael Barzey | September 7, 2016

    CRICO, a recognized leader in evidence-based risk management, owned by and serving the Harvard medical community, continued to support its members and their patient populations by funding another 10 phenomenal research projects.

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  • Physician Health Services: First, Do No Harm—To Yourself

    by Wallinda J. Hutson, CRICO | August 10, 2016

    Today, external risks and threats to one’s personal safety abound. The news is filled with stories of people being on high alert for a wide variety of real and perceived threats. But, what physicians in particular should be on the lookout for, are personal and professional risks that can potentially threaten their medical practice. 

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    Mind the Gaps: Learning How to Avoid Miscommunication Pitfalls

    by Lisa Heard, MSN, RN, CGRN, CPHQ and Gretchen Ruoff, MHP, CPHRM | June 14, 2016

    Stories of patient harm resulting from a gap in communication were the inspiration for the 10th Annual CRICO Patient Safety Symposium, held at the Revere Hotel in Boston on June 9th. 

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    How Malpractice Data can Improve Patient Safety

    by Missy Padoll | May 11, 2016

    On May 10th, Laura Landro of the Wall Street Journal wrote an article citing ways in which entities across the country are gaining insight to the cause of medical error through examination of “old” malpractice claims. She contacted CRICO as part of her research to ask if we had any similar practices or current efforts underway.

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