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Can Patient Pics in the Electronic Health Record Cut Identity Mistakes in the ER?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Research:  “Adding Photos to the Electronic Health Record: Reducing Wrong Patient Orders in the Emergency Department,” from CRICO’s patient safety grant program.

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Risks in General Medicine: Primary Allegations
By Lisa D. Ellis

As a physician, your goal is to deliver the safest, most high-quality care possible for your patients. Yet in the fast-paced delivery of health care, sometimes things don’t go as planned. By learning the primary allegations against physicians practicing general medicine it may help you avoid underlying risks which pose the greatest threat of malpractice.

 

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What to Know About Genetic Testing
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

From a day-long course on patient safety and risk management in primary care in October 2018 in Boston, Dr. David Einstein explains the impact of family history and other factors on decisions about genetic testing and follow up. Dr. Einstein is an attending oncologist in the genitourinary program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, and an instructor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

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Why Went Wrong
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Understanding why mistakes happened, turns malpractice cases into lessons.

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Breast Care Guide Update: Take Care When Nothing’s There
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Specialists in the Harvard system updated the CRICO Breast Care Management Algorithm in early 2019. And it takes into account some of the newest areas of clinical and legal risk.

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Expecting Diagnosis Errors
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

In a talk titled “Diagnostic Errors in Medicine” in Boston, Dr. Gordon Schiff offers clinicians a variety of methods to anticipate diagnosis errors and prevent them. It’s from a day-long course on patient safety and risk management in primary care on October 13, 2018 in Boston

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Prostate Perils in Primary Care: Roadmap from an Expert
By Marc B. Garnick, MD

For primary care physicians wanting to better manage the risks around prostate care, Prostate Cancer Screening and Beyond: Genetics, Prevention and Therapy fit the bill. It’s a presentation from internationally renowned prostate expert Marc Garnick, from a day-long course on patient safety and risk management in primary care in October 2018 in Boston. Learn how PSA issues are a leading cause of cancer malpractice claims—and getting worse. Dr. Garnick shares the clinical insights behind the fact that physicians, NPs and institutions are all named as defendants in legal actions by patients.

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What’s Up with Cardiac Malpractice Cases?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A rise in cardiology malpractice cases goes against general malpractice trends across specialties that show significant declines. Most of the errors in outpatient cardiac cases involve failures in the diagnostic process. Diagnosis errors bedeviled providers in the inpatient setting as well.

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Surgical Mishap, Outpatient Safety, and more
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Jennifer Rose, CRICO

Insight January 2019: Surgical Mishap, Outpatient Safety, and more

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Primary Care Docs Try to Up Their Diagnosis Game
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The idea of missing something, or finding out that follow up on a lab order or specialty consult fell through the cracks, can haunt providers. Nothing represents these concerns better than a claim from a patient or family that you failed to diagnose their cancer. A recent review of professional liability claims from across the United States shows that diagnosis-related claims account for a higher percentage of dollar costs than any other category.

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