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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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Primary Care Collaboration to Improve Diagnosis and Screening for Colorectal Cancer

  • April 19, 2017

Supported by CRICO funding, 25 primary care practices, from July 2014–June 2016, worked to improve colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and diagnosis.

Called the Academic Innovations Collaborative (AIC) Comprehensive, Accessible, Reliable, Exceptional and Safe (CARES) Initiative, the collaboration was built on the foundation of team-based care to improve patient safety in participating practice sites and systems by reducing missed and delayed diagnosis of cancer and reducing preventable harm for patients with complex care needs.

Study Conclusion: The collaborative effectively engaged teams in a broad set of process improvements with key lessons learned related to barriers, information technology challenges, outreach challenges/strategies, and importance of stakeholder and patient engagement.


Citation for the Full-text Article

Schiff GD, Bearden T, Hunt LS, Azzara J, Larmon J, Phillips RS, Singer S, Bennett B, Sugarman JR, Bitton A, Ellner A. Primary care collaboration to improve diagnosis and screening for colorectal cancer. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety. 2017. In Press, Corrected Proof.