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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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  • 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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    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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    Signals from the Tip of the Iceberg

    by Katy Schuler and Gretchen Ruoff | May 22, 2018

    When organizations have low medical professional liability (MPL) case volume they often look to leverage broad, peer comparisons in order to see what lies beneath the surface and understand the not-so-unique issues driving risk.

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    Using Data to Understand Medical Error

    by Katy Schuler | March 15, 2018

    Using comparative medical professional liability data can spotlight real issues and fuel meaningful change in health care.

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    Improving Diagnosis: It takes A Team

    by Katharine Schuler | August 22, 2017

    Subject matter experts, front line care givers, and those focused on improving diagnosis, to convene in Boston at the Diagnostic Error in Medicine 10th International Conference, October 8–10, 2017.

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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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  • 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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