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  • Surgeons Behaving Badly and What that Means for Malpractice and Patient Care

    by Janaka Lagoo MD, MPH | July 11, 2018

    For far too long, we’ve tolerated poor communication and lack of professionalism by surgeons toward fellow clinicians and even patients. At the extreme, surgeons have been known to yell, bully, or intimidate their clinical peers.

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  • Patient Safety Salute: Health Care Risk Managers

    by Katy Schuler | June 18, 2018

    In recognition of ASHRM’s Healthcare Risk Management Week, we salute all the health care risk managers dedicated to patient safety.

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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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    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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    Stepping Through the CRICO Grant Process

    by Rachael Barzey, CRICO | November 1, 2017

    CRICO encourages patient safety innovation with its current RFA in the following focus areas for 2018: Diagnosis, Performance of Medical Procedures, Nursing, Obstetrics, Surgery and Emerging Risk

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    Getting On Board at the Lucian Leape Institute 10th Annual Forum

    by Tom Augello, CRICO | October 5, 2017

    Patient Safety luminaries crowded at the Boston Marriott Newton on September 28th to hear about new research and share ideas on engaging the governing boards of medical institutions. CRICO caught up with several of them during the breaks to gather some insights.

     

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    Eyes Opened to the 'Potential for Harm': Fellow Shares Her Transformative Experience

    by Emily Aaronson, MD, MPH and Missy Padoll | September 5, 2017

    “My career has been completely transformed by the [HMS Patient Safety and Quality] Fellowship. Through the Fellowship, I came to understand the many roles that exist that can effect this kind of change.”

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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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