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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.


February 12, 2021 The MPL Association Appoints Mark Reynolds, CRICO President and CEO, a Board Officer

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

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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CRICO: A Case Study in Captive Development and Adaptation

  • October 25, 2013

Jack Mc Carthy, retired president of CRICO, discusses the organization’s  ground-breaking beginning and its  adaptability and evolution over the years -- including becoming a national leader in risk management and patient safety.

In addition to CRICO’s history, Mc Carthy shares  his views on the recent national  fundamental changes in healthcare and the possible impact on the captive insurance industry. He writes, “CRICO and other captives have proven to be highly adaptable as various changes have impacted captive sponsors.” In conclusion Mc Carthy says, “Captive based malpractice insurance has become a superior product and serves captive owners well. This base of insurance acumen will, increasingly, be married to objectives in quality improvement and patient safety to the benefit of patients, providers and the sponsoring organizations.” 

Read the full-text article:
Mc Carthy J. CRICO: A case study in captive development and adaptation. Cayman Financial Review. 2013 October 25.