CRICO’s Patient Safety Department has a Risk Assessment Unit (RAU) that conducts services for member organizations seeking to understand patient safety strengths and vulnerabilities in the context of mergers/acquisitions. The RAU has access to a rich body of work to help articulate identified factors and by which to frame improvement recommendations.

This article describes the RAU process and how “a well-structured and highly-inclusive risk assessment—involving a broad cross-section of interviews—can be key to a successful transition of optimal health care safety during organizational changes.” 

Citation for the Full Text Article

Folcarelli P, Hoffman J, Janes M, MacCready JC, Roberts A, Boulanger J, DeMayo M, Sanchez JV, Szum BM. Assessing the impact of hospital mergers and acquisitions on safety culture with proactive risk assessments. Journal of Healthcare Risk Management. 2023 May 2. [Epub ahead of print]


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