Patient Safety & Quality Fellows Testimonials
CRICO is extremely proud of its current and alumni fellows. The Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions (CRICO) funds the HMS Fellowship in Patient Safety & Quality to train physician-scholars to lead operational improvement efforts. Click below to hear from the fellows themselves about how this program made an impact on them.
Class of 2016
Melissa Sundberg Marc Pimentel Bijay Acharya
HMS Fellowship in PS and Quality
CRICO’s Grant Program
TEDMED Speakers: How Ignoring Medical Errors is Costing Lives
TEDMED 2014 speakers raise the cry for the medical profession to face the fact that medical errors will occur and it is time to admit and address this. Danielle Ofri, MD a physician and professor, singles out the “toxic culture of perfection” that residents and doctors face and how she believes is degrading the overall patient experience. Elizabeth Nabel, MD, president of Brigham & Women's hospital, begs us to use humility with our knowledge. Patricia Horoho asks us to stop whispering about near misses and start fixing the system.
Gila Kriegel, MD
Before many of her colleagues really “got” what she was doing, Dr. Kriegel was trying to systematically make care better and safer for their patients too. Today this places her at the center of a data and dollar-driven movement to reduce preventable bad outcomes in ambulatory medicine.
CRICO Grant Spotlight: A Verbal Electronic Surgical Safety Checklist for the Intensive Care Unit
This CRICO grant-funded project showed that an electronic checklist could accurately verbalize information needed for a SICU time-out and could deliver objective information from the EHR at the point of care.
CRICO Grant Spotlight: Using Artifical Intelligence to Reduce Missed Diagnoses
Through a CRICO grant-funded project Artificial Intelligence to Enhance a Cognitive Aid for Identifying Patients at Risk of Missed Diagnosis, Mitchell Feldman, MD, and Kavishwar Wagholikar, MD, PhD, developed and evaluated a cognitive aid for clinicians to identify patients at risk of a missed or delayed diagnosis.