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Patient Safety Pods

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

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Patient Safety Guidance Support
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

For more than 30 years, CRICO and its insured health care providers have generated decision support tools to help physicians and nurses navigate through the patient safety risks they encounter each day in clinical practice.

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CRICO Grant Spotlight: Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Among Women 40–49 in Primary Care

Through a CRICO grant-funded project, Mara Schonberg, MD, MPH, sought to learn if providing women age 40–49 with information about their risk of breast cancer is useful to them when deciding on breast cancer screening and prevention interventions. Participants completed a pre-test, received their personalized breast cancer risk report, saw their primary care clinician, and completed a post-test.grant_icon

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When Virtual Isn’t Good Enough, And Patients Refuse to Come In
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Find out how to respond when patients decline recommendations around virtual care. The AMC PSO patient safety alert, called Informed Patient Refusal in Virtual Care, includes a review of likely malpractice allegations and contributing factors. Safety Net interviews one of the co-authors, Dr. Adrienne Allen, Senior Director of Quality, Safety and Sustainability at North Shore Physicians Group Mass General Brigham Salem.

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Criminal Prosecution of Clinicians, CRICO Grant Recipients Announced, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights April 2022. Structured Handoffs, Legal news, Grant Recipients and More.

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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

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In Malpractice Claims Connected to Diagnosis, Nurses Are Accountable
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A new study shines light on nursing’s role in malpractice claims and preventing diagnostic error.  In 62 percent of the cases that involved a communication problem among providers, the patient died.

 

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Fixing Today’s Patient Safety Problem
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Understanding where one adverse event fits into the bigger picture is essential for an efficient and effective response.

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Fighting Discrimination at Harvard, Missed Colorectal Cancer, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights March 2022. Fighting Discrimination at Harvard, Missed Colorectal Cancer, and More.

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Support for Your Equity Efforts, An Atypical Chest Pain Case, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights February 2022. Support for Your Equity Efforts, An Atypical Chest Pain Case, and More.

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