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February 16, 2021 Defining Best Practices for Interhospital Transfers

Interhospital transfers (IHT) are important yet recognized as high-risk transitions in care. This study was funded by CRICO to help define the best practice principles for IHTs and identify improvement opportunities.

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February 12, 2021 The MPL Association Appoints Mark Reynolds, CRICO President and CEO, A Board Officers

CRICO President and CEO Mark E. Reynolds has been named as a board member of the Medical Practice Liability Association.

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November 16, 2020 Development and Validation of a Deep Learning Model for Detection of Allergic Reactions Using Safety Event Reports Across Hospitals

This study, funded by CRICO grants, utilized a deep learning algorithm to identify instances of allergic reactions in the free-text electronic narratives of hospital safety reports.

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Redefining and Redesigning Hospital Discharge to Enhance Patient Care: A Randomized Controlled Study

  • August 1, 2008

This CRICO-funded study aimed, “To evaluate a low-cost intervention designed to promptly reconnect patients to their ‘medical home’ after hospital discharge.”


The researchers concluded: “A low-cost discharge–transfer intervention may improve the rates of outpatient follow-up and of completed workups after hospital discharge.”

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Balaban RB, Weissman JS, Samuel PA, Woolhandler S. Redefining and Redesigning Hospital Discharge to Enhance Patient Care: A Randomized Controlled Study. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2008; 23(8):1228-1233. doi:10.1007/s11606-008-0618-9.