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Electronic Health Record Risks in the Emergency Department

The AMC PSO convened a panel of Emergency Medicine thought leaders to identify significant areas of concern and to explore potential mitigation strategies for use of electronic health record risks in the Emergency Department

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Resources for Presenters

The CRICO Are You Safe? case studies contain information that you can access in different formats: web pages, one page handouts, and a slideshow version with additional data included.

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Uncle Sam, Please Pass the Family History
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

An assessment without family history is an incomplete assessment.

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Who’s Who in Health Care?
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

It’s not always clear who does what.

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Distraction, Poor Planning for OB Patient
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO, Thomas Beatty, MD

Language barrier, distraction, and lack of planning contributed to a delay in treating fetal distress. In this case study, a baby is born with deficits, and the settlement against an OB is over $1 million.

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National MedMal Huddle Looks at Communication Errors/Solutions
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Nearly 3 in 10 medical malpractice cases have identifiable problems with communication, according to a report by CRICO, the malpractice insurer for the Harvard medical institutions. Proven solutions highlighted a national gathering of patient safety leaders in Boston.

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Residents, OR Teamwork, Empathy, and more...
By Alison Anderson, CRICO, Missy Padoll, CRICO

Insights July 2016: Residents, OR Teamwork, Empathy, and more...

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Rosie’s Story
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO, Dana Siegal, CRICO

Data without a story may not hold your audience’s attention.

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General Informed Consent Guidelines for Institutions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

These guidelines are based in part on opinions and advice of malpractice defense attorneys in Massachusetts. CRICO recognizes that institutions should continue to have the flexibility to respond to such recommendations in a manner that will least disrupt the orderly provision of health care at the facility.

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Informed Consent Basics

Through dialogue and discussion with you, your patients become more knowledgeable partners in medical decision-making and develop realistic expectations about the outcomes of medical intervention. Ideally, informed consent discussions build trust and reduce surprise and disappointment if complications or adverse events occur.

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