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CRICO Grant Spotlight: Using Artifical Intelligence to Reduce Missed Diagnoses

Through a CRICO grant-funded project Artificial Intelligence to Enhance a Cognitive Aid for Identifying Patients at Risk of Missed Diagnosis, Mitchell Feldman, MD, and Kavishwar Wagholikar, MD, PhD, developed and evaluated a cognitive aid for clinicians to identify patients at risk of a missed or delayed diagnosis. grant_icon


Malpractice Data Tell a Story… So Do the People Who Use Them
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Each year, thousands of misdiagnosed cancers, technical errors in surgery, and other harm events are added to a national database of medical malpractice claims, and a benchmarking report is released to the public. This year, instead of only describing the significance of the trends and numbers, the sponsoring organization from the Harvard system, Candello, is releasing a report that describes real stories of tangible change arising from those numbers.


Hospitalists Face Worsening Malpractice Climate
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Dr. Adam Schaffer is a hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and was the lead author of a study on the topic, which was published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine in June 2021. Dr. Schaffer is also Senior Clinical Analytics Specialist at CRICO. He joins us now to talk about this research.


Lowering the Risk of Moving Patients to a Different Hospital
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

One of the lesser-known safety risks for hospitals is the transfer of a patient from one facility to another. A new guidance document attempts to make inter-hospital transfers safer.


Shared Risk to Consider in Nursing Med Mal Cases, Cures Act Podcast, Patient Refusal Case Study, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights May 2021. Shared Risk to Consider in Nursing Med Mal Cases, Cures Act Podcast, Patient Refusal Case Study and More


Cures Act Opens Clinical Notes to Patients
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

New federal law gives patients access to almost everything in their medical record, including clinical notes. It allows for a different kind of partnership between patients and providers where they are co-producing the outcome. This may be good for both patient safety and risk management.


Cures Act Overview

Eight categories of clinical notes created must be immediately available to patients through a secure online portal. Providers may not block, or delay patients’ access to, any eligible information entered and stored in their EHR. Learn more about this 2021 ruling.



Cures Act: Perspectives from Claims and Patient Safety

Looking at the Cures Act and more open notes from both a patient safety and malpractice claims perspective.


Opening Your Notes: Patient Care Recommendations

Keep these methods of notes documentation in mind when recording your patient encounter. See the list of tips and specific examples.



At the End of Information Blocking, an Opening for Patient Safety
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Opening your notes offers the potential to enhance patient safety by linking clinicians and patients between visits–times when ambulatory vulnerabilities often compound.


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