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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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Are Best Practices (Still) a Good Idea?
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

If you need a best practice, where do you look? Is their best practice better than yours? And who said it was the best?

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Insights Newsletter Library

In the middle of each month, CRICO publishes a newsletter containing a top risk list,  and links to current content about claims or patient safety. Click the links below to view the detail of each issue.

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Risks in Surgery: 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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Huddling for Safety, Photos for Patient ID, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight August 2019: Huddling for Safety, Photos for Patient ID, and more

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Can Patient Pics in the Electronic Health Record Cut Identity Mistakes in the ER?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Research:  “Adding Photos to the Electronic Health Record: Reducing Wrong Patient Orders in the Emergency Department,” from CRICO’s patient safety grant program.

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MPL Case Studies Aligned with Top Diagnostic Risks
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Chronologies of the clinical and legal sequence.

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Risks for Residents and General Medicine
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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