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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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  • You’re Not Alone

    by Jock Hoffman | January 28, 2016

    Every provider accused of malpractice can be distracted from their clinical responsibilities by the nagging awareness of their legal issues.

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    December Safety Salute | Mount Auburn Hospital

    by Katharine Schuler, CRICO | December 17, 2015

    We salute the Mount Auburn Hospital Peer Support Program for recognizing the painful impact an adverse event can have on clinicians and providing the needed support during this time.

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    Preventing Fall Related Injuries

    by Jay Boulanger | November 30, 2015

    Patient falls are a serious and costly injury. The AMC PSO and Joint Commission have both released patient safety alerts to aid clinicians in mitigating this risk.

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    August Safety Salute | Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital

    by Katharine Schuler, CRICO | August 11, 2015

    We salute the Interventional Radiology department at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital for recognizing a potential patient safety risk, then implementing a creative risk mitigation solution.

     

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    Diagnostic Error: The Conversation Continues

    by Jock Hoffman | July 16, 2015

    Clinicians have a lot to contend with when coming up with a diagnosis, sometimes contributing to missed or delayed diagnoses.

     

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    July Safety Salute | CRICO/Harvard Surgical Chiefs’ Safety Collaborative

    by Katharine Schuler, CRICO | July 9, 2015

    We salute the Chiefs of Surgery who convened and developed the guidelines that are still used today to inform resident-attending communication.

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    Improving Root Cause Analyses

    by Jay Boulanger | June 24, 2015

    New RCA guidelines released by NPSF to help organizations learn to identify the causative factors that contribute to safety events.

     

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