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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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CRICO OB Patient Safety Program

FOR OBSTETRICIANS: this voluntary program entitles CRICO-insured providers to remain in a lower premium underwriting specialty category for each year in which they complete specific risk reduction activities.

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CRICO OB Patient Safety Program

FOR CNMs and FAMILY PRACTITIONERS: this voluntary program for CRICO-insured providers with obstetrics privileges rewards risk reduction activities with a malpractice premium discount.


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Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Clinicians express concerns about malpractice and patient safety.

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Five Recently Published CRICO Cases to Reflect On at Year’s End, Radiology Contributing Factors, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight December 2020: Five Recently Published CRICO Cases to Reflect On at Year’s End, Radiology Contributing Factors, and more...

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Six Key Ways to Mitigate Risk During Unexpected EHR Downtime, Safety Net Podcast, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight November 2020: Six Key Ways to Mitigate Risk From Unexpected EHR Downtime, Safety Net Podcast, and more...

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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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Young Patient, Flawed Test, Fatal Delay in Colon CA Diagnosis
By Melissa DeMayo, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Despite multiple visits to her PCP with similar complaints over years, this young patient did not get a timely diagnosis of colon cancer and died. Dr. Carla Ford looks at the testing, communication among providers, and some diagnostic insights for the next patient.

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Is This Case Likely to Close with a Payment?
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

New research shows a link between the presence of three common factors in malpractice cases and the likelihood they will end up in a payment to the plaintiff. Look out for documentation deficiencies, lack of a protocol or failure to follow one, and patient assessment issues.

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