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    “Patient Safety” Wasn’t in Anybody’s Job Title: An Exit Interview with Darrell Ranum

    by Tom Augello, CRICO | 04/30/2020

    When you have a perfect match between a person’s career arc and the movement he worked within, you have an ideal story for a podcast. I recently had the chance to interview 30-year patient safety veteran Darrell Ranum as he prepares to retire this year. He’s a Vice President for Risk Management and Patient Safety at one of the largest medical malpractice insurers in the nation, The Doctors Company.

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    The Power of the Picture

    by Hojjat Salmasian, MD, MPH, PHD | 01/22/2020

    Innovations in patient safety do not have to be complicated. Sometimes, a solution to ensuring patients receive the right treatment is as simple as having their photograph taken and displayed in their electronic health record.

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  • World Patient Safety Day

    by Katy Schuler | 09/18/2019

    Today is the first-ever World Patient Safety Day, a global campaign launched by the World Health Organization to shine a light on patient safety in order to increase public awareness and spur engagement. Patient safety is a driving mission behind the work we do at CRICO Strategies and we always appreciate the opportunity to shine a light on patient safety accomplishments that are being forged within our CBS Community. Our goal is to unite the medical and insurance communities into a single voice...

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    Huddling for Safety

    by Lisa Ellis | 07/31/2019

    Many health system today follow a culture of safety. And for a growing number of them, daily safety huddles are becoming an integral part of these efforts.

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    Measuring the ROI of Patient Safety Programs

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH | 05/08/2019

    Analyses of the return on investment (ROI) of patient safety programs are a relative rarity. This is unfortunate, as such analyses would provide patient safety officers with data that could potentially resonate in the C-suite. Although rare, research in this area does exist.

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    Fellowship Taught MD How to See

    by Brittany Esty, MD, MPH, CPPS, Attending Physician, Allergy and Immunology, Boston Children's Hospital | 10/10/2018

    In her recent “Mission Presentation” to CRICO employees, Dr. Brittany Esty shared how her experience as a Patient Safety and Quality Fellow taught her to “see.”

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  • LLI2017

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

    by Tom Augello, CRICO | 10/05/2017

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

    by Tom Augello | 07/31/2017

    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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    Investing in Patient Safety

    by Missy Padoll, CRICO | 04/17/2017

    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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  • Patient Safety Awareness Week—Every Week

    by Jay Boulanger & Tom Augello, CRICO | 03/13/2017

    What does it really mean to have a “Patient Safety Awareness” Week? Does it mean anything on its own? Shouldn’t every week be a Patient Safety Awareness Week?

     

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