CRICO Insights: October 2019

Key Reminders for Breast Cancer Screening


Not all patients share a similar risk


Younger patients with breast complaints may have breast cancer


Not all tests will be performed as requested


Relevant findings will not always be relayed to PCPs and patients


Negative imaging findings do not rule out further investigation

Find out more—and what you can do—in CRICO’s Breast Care Management Algorithm


Future of EHRs: Supporting Clinicians and Patients

Clinicians and patients often see today’s EHR as the enemy. This call to action explores the pain points and proposes solutions we can aspire to. Can we make it better?


Aging Surgeons a Patient Safety Issue for Hospital

As the nation’s population gets older, so do its surgeons. Dr. Mark Katlic tries to encourage more hospitals to identify dangerous declines in cognitive and physical faculties. Listen to the conversation...


Multiple Missteps in the Referral Process Preceded Patient’s Death from Cardiac Failure

After the patient called the practice multiple times, a referral was scheduled. On the day of her cardiology appointment, the patient died. Learn more...


Reducing Risk for Medical Malpractice: A Defense Attorney’s Perspective

What can you start doing to reduce your risk of being sued? What should you document in the medical record? Earn CME while you find out...


Risks in General Medicine: Primary Allegations

What are the top three allegations in General Medicine cases and what can you do to strengthen your practice in these areas? Protect yourself and your patients...

Latest News from CRICO

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    Utilization of Electronic Health Record Sex and Gender Demographic Fields: A Metadata and Mixed Methods Analysis

    CRICO Grants
    This CRICO co-funded retroactive study published in the Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association analyzed the records of patients 18 years of age or older in the Mass General Brigham health system with a first Legal Sex entry (registration requirement) between 2018 and 2022. The study was important because "Sex and gender demographic data are widely viewed as essential to providing culturally responsive gender affirming care and facilitating research and public health interventions."

    The Safety of Outpatient Health Care

    Although most care occurs in the outpatient setting, knowledge of outpatient adverse events (AEs) remains limited. This study looks at adverse events in outpatient settings.

    The Patient Safety Adoption Framework: A Practical Framework to Bridge the Know-Do Gap

    CRICO Grants
    Many patient safety initiatives fail to be adopted and implemented, even when proven effective. This creates the well-recognized know-do gap—which occurs when health care workers know what should be done based on evidence vs. what takes place in practice. To address this issue, CRICO funded the development of a patient safety adoption framework and had it evaluated by leaders in quality and safety. The framework and its findings were published online in the Journal of Patient Safety in April 2023.
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