Recent Coverage

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.


View All News & Research

Report of the Evidence on Health IT Safety and Interventions -- Final Report

  • May 1, 2016

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) published a final report on Health IT safety and interventions. The report includes data and recommendations garnered from CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS), a database comprising more than 350,000 medical liability claims.

The ONC  report examines the most recent evidence in the rapidly expanding health IT field. This broad survey identifies gaps in research; encourages the development or refinement of existing tools or interventions that could enhance the safety and safe use of health IT; highlights information about the types, frequency and severity of safety events, issues related to usability and interoperability, and tools and interventions that can improve safety.


Citation for the Report:

Graber ML, Johnston D, Bailey R; for US Department of Health and Human Services Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Report of the evidence on health IT safety and interventions and goals and priorities for health care organizations to improve safety using health IT. Final report. Research Triangle Park, NC: RTI International. May 2016. RTI Project Number 0212050.042.001.002.