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Getting Boards on Board with Patient Safety
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

On this episode we are at the IHI/NPSF Lucian Leape Institute’s 10th Annual Forum. Patient safety luminaries from around the world gathered near Boston to review a new study on public perceptions of medical error, to discuss new trends, and to generate ideas on a singular focus: how to more fully engage a healthcare organization’s governing board to make care better and safer.

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Batter Up
By Hon. Hiller B. Zobel

For years, baseball coaches have stressed a simple principle: “See the ball. Hit the ball.” Suitably modified, this thought can guide any doctor who may, whether as defendant or expert, be batting in the witness box during a medical malpractice trial.

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According to Multiple Sources
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Better risk assessment involves multiple indicators.

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CRICO Insights: September 2017
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight September 2017: Med Error Co-morbidities, Suicidal Patients, and more

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NP Misses Fatal Illness on Phone with Patient’s Dad
By Kathy Dwyer, MSN, RN, CRICO, Tom Augello, CRICO

A father called his son’s pediatrician’s office on a winter week-end night and told the nurse practitioner that his nine-year-old had not felt well for three days. The nurse fixated on flu symptoms and told the father to push ginger ale. When the father checked on the boy 12 hours after the call, he had died from diabetic ketoacidosis and his diabetes mellitus was undiagnosed until autopsy.

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Strategies for Patient Safety (SPS): Issues
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Each month, Strategies for Patient Safety explores the myriad ways 30-plus years of analyzing medical malpractice data can guide physicians and nurses practicing amidst today’s patient safety risks.

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10,000 Medical Apps and Counting
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Choice selections from an endless supply.

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Patient ID Risks & the Intersection of Electronic Health Records

The AMC PSO recently convened a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders across its membership to review and discuss strategies for safer patient identification.

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Opioid Case, MedMal Data, and more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight August 2017: Opioid Case, MedMal Data, and more

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

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