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

    by Dana Siegal | March 18, 2016

    The 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.

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