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Patient Safety Pods

Case studies and interviews are aligned with clinical specialties and high risk areas identified in the Harvard system.

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CRICO Insights: July 2019
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights July 2019: Risks for Residents and General Medicine

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Future of Electronic Health Records: Supporting Clinicians and Patients
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

“Future of Electronic Health Records: Supporting Clinicians and Patients,” is a video call to action from Harvard's malpractice insurer to make major improvements to electronic health record systems. Startling statistics help tell the story, along with dramatization of common challenges leading to clinician burnout. Interviews with experts in human factors, clinician burnout, and health IT provide ideas on how to turn things around.

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Bringing Malpractice Data to Bear on the Challenge of Diagnostic Errors
By Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH, CRICO

An article recently published in the journal Diagnosis, using data from CRICO Strategies’ Comparative Benchmarking System, seeks to tackle the problem of diagnostic errors by describing those conditions that clinicians are missing.

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Risks in General Medicine: Primary Allegations
By Lisa D. Ellis

As a physician, your goal is to deliver the safest, most high-quality care possible for your patients. Yet in the fast-paced delivery of health care, sometimes things don’t go as planned. By learning the primary allegations against physicians practicing general medicine it may help you avoid underlying risks which pose the greatest threat of malpractice.

 

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What to Know About Genetic Testing
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

From a day-long course on patient safety and risk management in primary care in October 2018 in Boston, Dr. David Einstein explains the impact of family history and other factors on decisions about genetic testing and follow up. Dr. Einstein is an attending oncologist in the genitourinary program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Why Went Wrong
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Understanding why mistakes happened, turns malpractice cases into lessons.

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CRICO Insights: June 2019
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights June 2019: Top Patient Assessment Issues, Discharge Case Study, and more

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Breast Care Guide Update: Take Care When Nothing’s There
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Specialists in the Harvard system updated the CRICO Breast Care Management Algorithm in early 2019. And it takes into account some of the newest areas of clinical and legal risk.

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Risks in General Medicine: Contributing Factors
By Lisa D. Ellis

Every interaction with a patient is prone to risk. Leverage CBS data to identify risks which resonate, and apply a process by which you can mitigate those risks by addressing specific problems.

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