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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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A Policy-Based Intervention for the Reduction of Communication Breakdowns in Inpatient Surgical Care: Results from a Harvard Surgical Safety Collaborative

  • May 1, 2011

Researchers in this CRICO-supported study sought to “develop and evaluate an intervention to reduce breakdowns in communication during inpatient surgical care.”


Following a pre- and postintervention study, the researchers concluded that a surgery-department– communication-policy intervention significantly reduced the incidence of potentially harmful communication breakdowns during inpatient care.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Arriaga AF, Elbardissi AW, Regenbogen SE, Greenberg CC, Berry WR, Lipsitz S, Moorman D, Kasser J, Warshaw AL,  Zinner MJ, Gawande AA. A policy-based intervention for the reduction of communication breakdowns in inpatient surgical care: Results from a Harvard surgical safety collaborative. Annals of Surgery; May 2011;253:849–854. DOI: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e3181f4dfc8.