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Beth Israel Team Sets Target on ER Care

  • January 14, 2013

CRICO’s role, as a convener of patient safety leaders and sponsor of patient safety initiatives, is demonstrated in this Boston Herald article on “trigger” programs implemented in the emergency departments of three CRICO-insured institutions.


 This Boston Herald article provides a clear indication of how medical malpractice data can lead to safer and more efficient patient care.  As a result of a CRICO-sponsored initiative–the outcome of convening Leaders in Emergency Medicine across the Harvard medical community–a “trigger” process was established to reduce patient wait  time in the ER and optimize team communications. Positive results established, the program has now been implemented at three of CRICO’s insured organizations: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Cambridge Health Alliance, and Mount Auburn Hospital.

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Kantor I. Beth Israel team sets target on ER care. Boston Herald; 2013 Jan 14.

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