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    Researchers Design System to Alert Physicians of Tests Pending at Discharge Needing Action

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH and Anuj K. Dalal, MD | August 1, 2018

    Inpatient physicians face a deluge of test results that come back on their patients. This is an ongoing challenge—and potential patient safety risk—that is proving to be a difficult problem to solve.

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    Imagining an EHR that Reduces Clinician Burnout

    by David Y. Ting, MD, FACP, FAAP | June 5, 2018

    Part 1:  Defining the Problem

    It has been well-documented that 30–65 percent of physicians in the United States exhibit signs of burnout, and unfortunately the trend is increasing. Indeed, at my institution, we’ve found in a bi-annual survey of nearly 2000 practicing physicians that the rate of burnout has increased from 42–46 percent over the past three years, with some departments registering over 70 percent burnout rates.

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    Telemedicine: Less Travel, More Rules

    by Caren-Elise Titus | April 12, 2018

    While telemedicine drastically reduces travel requirements for both patients and clinicians, it can increase the rules and regulations that clinicians need to to navigate.

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    EHR Downtime: What Clinicians Need to Know

    by Alison Anderson | January 18, 2018

    What happens when your EHR isn’t available? 

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  • Next Phase of Opening Doctor Notes to Patients

    by Tom Augello, CRICO | May 5, 2016

    The “radical” idea of showing patients what their doctors write in their medical records is starting to catch on. Initially Harvard researchers for the OpenNotes project needed to win over the physicians and institutions. They were convinced, in part, by the fact that partial funding came from a medical professional liability insurer (CRICO).

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    March Safety Salute | BWH PROSPECT

    by Katharine Schuler, CRICO | March 17, 2015

    Brigham and Women’s Hospital is working to improve patient-provider communication.

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    Tom Delbanco, MD Shares his Passion for Transparency

    by Katharine Schuler, CRICO | February 3, 2015

    Dr. Delbanco recently spoke with us about his involvement with OpenNotes.

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    Should You Tweet? Social Media in Health Care

    by Missy Padoll | January 13, 2015

    In the past five years, the prevalence of social media as a personal communication tool has become enmeshed in our culture. The impact of Twitter, Facebook, SnapChat, YouTube, and other such tools have generated significant debate as to the merits and detriments of these electronic modes of exchange. There is, however, a larger issue when you link social media with the delivery of health care and the emerging risks faced by clinicians who don’t fully appreciate the potential risks of its use.

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    Social Media 101 for Risk Managers

    by Missy Padoll | December 15, 2014

    In December, CRICO once again hosted our annual Risk Manager Holiday Breakfast. It had been determined that the 2014 theme would center on social media and, based on our own experience, we were well-positioned to provide a comprehensive program to our attendees.

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