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Patient Safety Pods

Case studies and interviews are aligned with clinical specialties and high risk areas identified in the Harvard medical system.

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CRICO’s Annual CME Conference, RFA Grant Applications Open, and an EPL Case
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights July 2022.  Annual CME Conference, RFA Grant Applications Open, and an EPL Case

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Closing the Gap with Nonadherent Patients, Guidance for Lost Specimens, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights June 2022. Closing the Communication Gap with Non-adherent Patients, Patient Safety Guidance for Lost Specimens, and More.

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Icing the Patient Safety Movement
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

The RaDonda Vaught case has sent ripples through the health care industry, fomenting fear among all clinicians that making a mistake at work could land oneself in jail. There is, however, no indication that that result was intentional, or that Vaught was impaired or performing duties beyond her license as a registered nurse.

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Fixing Today’s Patient Safety Problem
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Understanding where one adverse event fits into the bigger picture is essential for an efficient and effective response.

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Malpractice Data Tell a Story… So Do the People Who Use Them
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Each year, thousands of misdiagnosed cancers, technical errors in surgery, and other harm events are added to a national database of medical malpractice claims, and a benchmarking report is released to the public. This year, instead of only describing the significance of the trends and numbers, the sponsoring organization from the Harvard system, Candello, is releasing a report that describes real stories of tangible change arising from those numbers.

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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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An Increasing MPL Cohort
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Of 71,339 MPL cases closed from 2010–2019, patients age 70 and above account for 13%.

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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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