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Liability Impact of the Hospitalist Model of Care

December 1, 2014

This retrospective observational analysis used CRICO’s Comparative Benchmarking Systems data to determine the risks and outcomes of malpractice claims against hospitalists in internal medicine. READ MORE >

A Perioperative Teamwork Instructor Training Program for Supporting Perioperative Teamwork

December 1, 2014

A research abstract presenting the CRICO and Center for Medical Simulation (CMS) educational program focused on inter-professional educators to prepare them to lead training programs was selected as 2nd place award winner and will be presented at the 15th Annual International Meeting on Simulation in Healthcare, January 10th-14th, 2015. READ MORE >

Changes in Medical Errors After Implementation of a Handoff Program

November 6, 2014

In Research and Publication
Study results show that I-PASS—an original system of bundled communication and training tools for handoff of patient care between providers—can greatly increase patient safety without significantly burdening existing clinical workflows. READ MORE >

Four-Year Impact of an Alert Notification System on Closed-Loop Communication of Critical Test Results

October 30, 2014

In Research and Publication
Researchers evaluated the impact of an automated alert system, implemented in a 753-bed academic medical center, in reinforcing policy adherence for communicating critical imaging test results to referring providers. READ MORE >

Automated Critical Test Result Notification System: Architecture, Design, and Assessment of Provider Satisfaction

October 30, 2014

In Research and Publication
The purposes of this study were to describe the system architecture and design of Alert Notification of Critical Results (ANCR), an automated system designed to facilitate communication of critical imaging results between care providers; to report providers’ satisfaction with ANCR; and to compare radiologists’ and ordering providers’ attitudes toward ANCR. READ MORE >

Reducing Risk with Clinical Decision Support: A Study of Closed Malpractice Claims

September 22, 2014

In Research and Publication
This study examined closed malpractice claims to identify clinical opportunities to intervene to prevent a malpractice event and determine the proportion of malpractice claims potentially preventable by clinical decision support. READ MORE >

"Walk This Way": Impacting the Culture of Safety through Time and Example

September 12, 2014

Lessons learned from CRICO’s patient safety symposium exploring how culture can progressively impact patient safety in health care organizations.




Design and Implementation of the Harvard Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality

September 2, 2014

CRICO’s SVP and Chief Medical Officer Luke Sato, MD and Program Manager of Patient Safety Education Administration Jane Gagne, join their American Journal of Medical Quality co-authors to write about the development of the CRICO-created Harvard Fellowship in Patient Safety and Quality program. READ MORE >

Creating a Fellowship Curriculum in Patient Safety and Quality

September 2, 2014

CRICO’s SVP and Chief Medical Officer Luke Sato, MD, joins Program Manager of Patient Safety Education Administration Jane Gagne, and their other AJMQ co-authors, to write about the curriculum development process and resulting content for  CRICO’s Patient Safety & Quality Fellowship program, spanning across the Harvard Medical School-affiliated teaching hospitals. READ MORE >

Hazards Tied to Medical Records Rush

July 20, 2014

CRICO’s national CBS data cited as source in Boston Globe feature article about adverse events involving EHRs



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