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Assessing Information System Readiness for Mitigating Malpractice Risk Through Simulation: Results of a Multi-Site Study

  • May 26, 2015

The objective of this study was “To develop and test an instrument for assessing a healthcare organization’s ability to mitigate malpractice risk through clinical decision support (CDS).” 

CRICO’s closed claim malpractice data for seven CRICO-insured Partners Healthcare System hospitals and their outpatient practices with incident dates between 2000-2007 was used to help develop a self-assessment tool comprised of clinical vignettes and questions to be completed by test-takers in different clinical roles.  The study concluded: “The simulation approach to assessing malpractice risk mitigation through CDS was effective. Organizations should consider using malpractice claims experience to facilitate prioritizing CDS development.”


Citation for the Full-text Article

Wright A, Maloney FL, Wien M, Samal L, Emai S, Zucotti G. Assessing information system readiness for mitigating malpractice risk through simulation: results of a multi-site study. Journal of American Medical Informatics Association. May 26, 2015; 22(5): 1020-1028. [Subscription may be required.]