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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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  • Safer, Stronger, Better: New Funding for Patient Safety Research at Harvard

    by Tom Augello | July 31, 2017

    Working to make the Harvard medical system the safest place to provide and receive care is central to CRICO’s mission.

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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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