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IOM Calls to Leverage MPL Data...Do You?

by Dana Siegal | March 18, 2016

dx_slideThe recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, stresses the value of data from medical malpractice insurers and what can be learned from such datasets. For more than 40 years, CRICO has been coding medical malpractice (MPL) claims and sharing claims trends with hospital and organization leaders so they can implement solutions to mitigate those risks.

Improved collaboration between health professional liability insurance carriers and health care professionals and organizations could help to identify resources, prioritize areas of concern, and devise interventions. ”—IOM Report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

Through our medical malpractice database, CBS (Comparative Benchmarking System) we work with member organizations to identify their risks so they can prioritize the allocation of resources to mitigate those risks.

A recent article in Healthcare Risk Management Review aptly summed up the power of our data:

We cannot fix what we cannot see—and the level of detail in the data used in the CRICO Strategies report adds great clarity to the specific vulnerabilities that are experienced in real clinical scenarios.”—The Importance of Communication, HRMR

The real value of CBS is the breadth of data available for analysis. With representation from more than 400 hospitals nationwide, including both academic and community hospitals, covered by both captive and commercial insurers, the dataset represents 30 percent of all MPL claims nationally. Using this robust dataset we produce an annual CBS Report that deeply analyzes high risk areas for medical malpractice vulnerability, but more importantly, offers solutions to mitigate those risks.

All of our CBS Reports can be accessed, free of charge, on our website.

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