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Patient ID Risks & the Intersection of Electronic Health Records

The AMC PSO recently convened a multidisciplinary group of stakeholders across its membership to review and discuss strategies for safer patient identification.

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Opioid Case, MedMal Data, and more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight August 2017: Opioid Case, MedMal Data, and more

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For This Patient, Opioids for Pain Resulted in Suicide, Court Settlement
By Barbara Szeidler, RN, BS, LNC, CPHQ, CPPS, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The patient had a history of suicidality when her psychiatrist referred her to a sleep specialist. Three weeks after the second doctor increased her oxycodone dose to treat restless leg syndrome, the patient used the drug to kill herself.

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When Things Go Wrong for Residents
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

 Learning from mistakes is more challenging for residents.

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EHR Risks, Safer Handoffs, and more...
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight July 2017: EHR Risks, Safer Handoffs, and more

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How Simulators Help OR Teams Really Act Like Teams
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Surgeons, nurses, doctors, technicians and others gather in simulators at Harvard to learn teamwork. Participants say it saves lives, money, and grief. Even skeptics say it’s worth the time and it should be done everywhere.grant_icon

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The Dutch Reach Challenge
By Jock Hoffman, CRICO

Changing behavior is a long-term commitment.

 

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Insights Newsletter Library

In the middle of each month, CRICO publishes a newsletter containing a top risk list,  and links to current content about claims or patient safety. Click the links below to view the detail of each issue.

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Med Errors, Defendant Stress, and more…
By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Insight June 2017: Med Errors, Defendant Stress, and more

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Malpractice Risks Associated with Electronic Health Records
By Penny Greenberg, MS, RN, CPPS, CRICO and Gretchen Ruoff, MPH, CPHRM, CRICO

Read this study about whether or not EHR use has unintended consequences that detract from the safety of health care.

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