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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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  • 2017 Year in Review

    by Jennifer E. Rose | December 28, 2017

    The Red Sox weren’t the only organization in our neighborhood hitting it out of the park in 2017. Fenway-based CRICO along with its consulting and product division, CRICO Strategies, forged ahead in its mission to protect our providers and promote patient safety.

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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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    The Art & Science of Provider-to-Patient Communication

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH | June 14, 2017

    A recent book entitled, If I Understood You, Would I Have This Look on My Face? by actor Alan Alda (a.k.a. Hawkeye Pierce, MD) describes how essential it is for physicians to communicate clearly and compassionately with their patients.

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    Data-Driven Resources

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH, CRICO | May 9, 2017

    Only a few data sources exist that enable patient safety officers and researchers to answer questions about the rates and types of medical malpractice claims.

     

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    Investing in Patient Safety

    by Missy Padoll, CRICO | April 17, 2017

    An article in today’s New York Time’s suggests that malpractice reform may be best served by an investment in patient safety. At CRICO, we have been following just this model for decades by offering grant awards to stimulate research and patient safety interventions intended to improve the quality and safety of patient care. There are several clear examples of how these interventions have made a distinct impact on improving patient safety, including the I-PASS Study Group; just awarded the John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality.

     

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  • A Thanks to Our CBS Community

    by Michael Oliver | April 3, 2017

    Thanks to the dedication of national CBS Community members to clinically code their medical malpractice claims data for inclusion in CBS, researchers are able to analyze this data set to gain insights into a rare, but serious complication.

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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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