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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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Advisory: Detecting and Reporting Patient Safety Risks in Virtual Care Delivery

On September 23, 2021, the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization (AMC PSO), in association with the Alliance for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety (AQIPS), hosted the first National Safe Table for PSOs on the topic of detecting and reporting patient safety risks associated with virtual care delivery.

 

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Woman’s Stroke Progressed in ED without Intervention
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The patient needed to be evaluated by a stroke team and a neurologist promptly to decide whether any treatment was indicated or possible. Triage should be the same whether the ER was empty or overcapacity.

 

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I’ll Take Some Cranberries and a Helping of Family History, Please
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Thanksgiving is also National Family History Day, so encourage patients to capture information that may be vital to their own lives: a relative’s recent medical diagnosis.

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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.

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Diagnostic Errors Are Everyone's Problem
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Missed diagnosis occur across all services.

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5 Ways to Strengthen Discharge Instructions to Avoid Harm, Sepsis Podcast, Case Study, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights September 2021. 5 Ways to Strengthen Discharge Instructions to Avoid Harm and Med Mal Risks, Sepsis Podcast, Missed Opportunities Case Study, and More

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Post Visit/Follow Up Tips for Safer Virtual Care, Colorectal Cancer Screening Podcast, Patient Consent Case Study, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights August 2021. Post Visit/Follow Up Tips for Safer Virtual Care, Colorectal Cancer Screening Podcast, Patient Consent Case Study, and More

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New Age of 45 for General Colorectal CA Screening
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Lowering the age for asymptomatic colon cancer screening from 50 to 45 suggests some important changes for physician practices. Joining us to talk about this change and more is Dr. Joseph Feuerstein, a gastroenterologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and an advisor for “Prevention and Early Detection of Colorectal Cancer: A Decision Support Tool,” previously developed through CRICO.

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Newborn Body Cooling Safety and Efficacy Moves Forward
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Making baby cooling safe and available to the infants who need it is moving beyond 2016 recommendations from the AMC PSO, to new advancements.  A regional registry of babies considered for therapeutic hypothermia is yielding new insight into how treatment can be delivered more effectively, safely, and consistently to prevent lifetime disabilities.

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