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Help For Optimizing Care and Preventing Risk With Virtual Visits
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A new guide called Patient Safety Guidance for the Virtual Visit: Managing Risk in a New Care Setting is available free online. It was produced by the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization, and covers a range of issues from the first decision to engage in a virtual visit with a patient, to the follow-up needed to close important loops, and even quality improvement measures. Dr. Philip Ciampa, task force member, walks through some of the key points.

 

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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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Risks in Emergency Medicine: Contributing Factors
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Deep analysis of more than a decade of medical professional liability (MPL) cases reveals that those involving Emergency Medicine clinicians are most commonly related to missed or delayed diagnoses.

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6 Ways to Increase Patient Safety, Virtual Care Guidelines, Care Disparities Podcast, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights February 2021. 6 Ways to Increase Patient Safety, Virtual Care Guidelines, Care Disparities Podcast, and More

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More Recently Asked Questions
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Queries about malpractice and patient safety.

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Unclear Discharge Instructions, Patient Loses Foot
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO,
Margaret Janes, CRICO

In a lawsuit naming the Emergency Medicine physician and a nurse, the patient alleged that a dressing was applied too tightly, compromising the circulation and resulting in a gangrenous foot, requiring amputation. Despite an eventual defense verdict, some lessons show how to prevent this bad clinical result and a five-year legal ordeal.

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Hospital Fights to Head off Care Disparities During Pandemic
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

For vulnerable and under-served communities, patient safety and quality care were at added risk from the COVID-19 pandemic. At Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, an established team for care equity and diversity knew early on in the pandemic that they had a lot of work to do.

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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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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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4 Steps of a Malpractice Suit, Learning from Medication-related Malpractice Cases, 100 Day Mask Challenge, and More
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insights February 2021. 4 Steps of a Malpractice Suit, Learning from Medication-related Malpractice Cases, 100 Day Mask Challenge, and More

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