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Patient Safety Discussion Toolkit for System Expansion
By Ariadne Labs in partnership with CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions

The Patient Safety Discussion Toolkit for System Expansion has been developed by Ariadne Labs in partnership with CRICO, for use by physicians during the pre-affiliation phase of a merger, acquisition, or affiliation of two organizations that provide clinical care. This discussion toolkit can help clinical leaders identify differences in clinical practice, resources, and culture that are most likely to affect patient safety. grant_icon

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Insight: Best Practices in Referral Communication
By Jennie Wright, RN, CRICO

Processes to promote ongoing communication between referring physicians and specialists are essential to providing high quality and safe patient care. To date, maintenance efforts have tended to be provider-specific rather than process based.

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Stand United for Patient Safety
By Missy Padoll, CRICO

At CRICO, we Wear Purple for Patient Safety to show our support. Download a poster as an easy way to celebrate at your organization.

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CRICO OB Patient Safety Program

FOR OBSTETRICIANS: this voluntary program entitles CRICO-insured providers to remain in a lower premium underwriting specialty category for each year in which they complete specific risk reduction activities.

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CRICO OB Patient Safety Program

FOR CNMs and FAMILY PRACTITIONERS: this voluntary program for CRICO-insured providers with obstetrics privileges rewards risk reduction activities with a malpractice premium discount.


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Covering our Volunteers
By Hermen Yee, Esq, and Caren-Elise Titus, CRICO

If you are a member of the Harvard medical community who has registered with the MA Responds program to volunteer in a declared public health emergency, you may have wondered if you are covered by your CRICO professional liability policies. The good news is that generally you are covered! The only caveat is that some of you need to obtain certain written authorizations from your sponsoring institution.

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Safety Culture and Risk Reliability in Health Care
By the AMC PSO

This paper explores the dynamics of safety culture and organizational resilience.

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Malpractice Risks Associated with Electronic Health Records
By Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS, CRICO and Gretchen Ruoff, MPH, CPHRM, CRICO

Read this study about whether or not EHR use has unintended consequences that detract from the safety of health care.

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Patient Safety & Quality Fellows Testimonials
By Jennifer Rose, CRICO

CRICO's grant-funded fellows share their journey in the program.

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Physicians Needed for Medical Malpractice Tribunal Service
By Elizabeth Cushing, Esq., CRICO

Help prevent wrongful malpractice suits. Massachusetts is interested in attracting more physicians to participate in the mandatory tribunals for malpractice actions. Physicians who serve on tribunals earn both Risk Management Credit for CME as well as a valuable experience.

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