CRICO, a recognized leader in evidence-based risk management, owned by and serving the Harvard medical community, continues to support its members and their patient populations by funding another 10 phenomenal research projects. For the past 13 years, CRICO has worked continuously with its member organizations to increase its footprint in championing and advancing patient safety efforts. By identifying and funding key areas for risk mitigation, CRICO offers its members opportunities to further patient safety.

Annually, CRICO analyzes claims experience and engages a team of experts from its membership to identify focus areas. Last year, those focus areas included: patient engagement, issues related to missed and delayed diagnosis, and systems expansion risks. In response, many individuals at our member organizations submitted proposals with stimulating ideas for research projects through the RFA opportunity. From our 2015 RFA applicant pool, we had internal and external review teams select the top 10 projects for funding. These researchers became our 2016 RFA Grant Award recipients.

This year, CRICO is pleased to continue its funding tradition by awarding grants to:

David Bates, MD, MSc
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Project title: Evaluation of harm associated with medication-related clinical decision support overrides in the intensive care unit

Synho Do, MS, PhD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project title: Applying Medical Image Deep Machine Learning to Decrease Rate of Missed Critical Findings in Radiology

Jennifer Haas, MD, MSc
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Project title: Informed Implementation of Breast Density Reporting

Rajlakshmi Krishnamurthy, MD
Newton Wellesley Hospital
Project title: A Community Partnership to Expand and Technologically Advance Lung Cancer and Nodule Management

Beverly Loudin, MD, MPH
Atrius Health
Project title: The Prevalence of Diagnostic Error in the Ambulatory Urgent Care Setting

Anthony Massaro, MD
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Project title: Adoption and Spread of an Electronic Patient Safety Checklist to Eliminate Adverse Events in BWH/Faulkner (FH) Intensive Care Units

Gene Quinn, MD, MS
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Project title: Implementing Best Practices in Inter-hospital Patient Transfers

Christopher Roussin, PhD
Boston Children’s Hospital
Project title: Optimizing safe and standardized patient care throughout a regional healthcare network via ‘cascaded team-training simulation’

Adam Schaffer, MD

Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Project title: A novel tool for predicting medical malpractice claims risk

Raul Uppot, MD
Massachusetts General Hospital
Project title: To Develop and Test Feasibility of CADI (Clinical Assist Decision Interface): A Verbal Electronic Surgical Safety Checklist for the Intensive Care Unit

CRICO is currently accepting proposals as part of our 2016 RFA Process, for Grants to be awarded in 2017. If you are a member of the CRICO community and interested in learning more, visit our CRICO Grants page.

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