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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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Opening the Door to Safe Virtual Visits
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

While COVID-19 closed many doors across health care, it did push the door to virtual visits wide open.

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Help For Optimizing Care and Preventing Risk With Virtual Visits
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A new guide called Patient Safety Guidance for the Virtual Visit: Managing Risk in a New Care Setting is available free online. It was produced by the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization, and covers a range of issues from the first decision to engage in a virtual visit with a patient, to the follow-up needed to close important loops, and even quality improvement measures. Dr. Philip Ciampa, task force member, walks through some of the key points.

 

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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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More Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Queries about malpractice and patient safety.

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Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Clinicians express concerns about malpractice and patient safety.

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Diagnosing the Malpractice Risks for Radiologists
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

62% of cases naming radiologists allege a diagnostic error

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Word to the Wise: Misuse of Language in Clinical Communication Causes Harm
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Misuse of language can have serious clinical consequences. It can also leave patients and families with a bad impression or misunderstandings. We invited two physicians who authored a JAMA Perspective on the topic to explain what worries them and what doesn’t, when it comes to the misuse of words in medicine.

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COVID-19 Threatens Primary Care
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Many health care practices are under financial duress from the COVID-19 pandemic, and this is affecting access to care. Televisits can’t do it all. A Massachusetts consortium of public and private entities surveyed nearly 400 practices of various sizes and specialties in late spring and early summer 2020. How all hands on deck isn’t necessarily a great patient safety strategy during the pandemic.

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Four Key Ways to Manage Breast Care Risks, Med Mal Insider Podcast, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight October 2020: Four Key Ways to Manage Breast Care Risks, Med Mal Insider Podcast, and more...

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