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OpenNotes Reporting Tool Engages Patients As Safety Partners

December 14, 2016

New CRICO-funded research from OpenNotes investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center suggests that offering patients a mechanism to provide feedback about their medical record notes further enhances engagement and can improve patient safety.  READ MORE >

CRICO Celebrates 40 Years in Patient Safety

December 9, 2016

CRICO’s celebration of its 40 years of being the medical professional liability (MPL) insurance company for the Harvard medical institutions and affiliates was covered by the Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare (PSQH) journal. READ MORE >

Building a National Surveillance System for Malpractice Claims

December 1, 2016

This Health Services Research editorial discusses how the lack of a comprehensive, nationwide surveillance system for malpractice claims is a missed opportunity to improve patient safety and better understand the performance of the medical liability system. READ MORE >

Addressing Ambulatory Safety and Malpractice:
The Massachusetts PROMISES Project

December 1, 2016

This Health Services Research editorial tells how the Massachusetts PROMISES (Proactive Reduction of Outpatient Malpractice: Improving Safety, Efficiency, and Satisfaction) project sought to “identify and improve safety in what [they] referred to as 3 + 1 areas of known risk in the outpatient setting.” READ MORE >

How Communication Among Members of the Health Care Team Affects Maternal Morbidity and Mortality

December 1, 2016

Carol Keohane, Assistant Vice President for CRICO’s Patient Safety department, co-authored this JOGNN article, which provides “strategies that incorporate team training principles and structured communication processes for use by providers and health care systems to improve the quality and safety of patient care and reduce the incidence of maternal mortality and morbidity.” READ MORE >

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