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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.

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February 12, 2021 The MPL Association Appoints Mark Reynolds, CRICO President and CEO, A Board Officers

CRICO President and CEO Mark E. Reynolds has been named as a board member of the Medical Practice Liability Association.

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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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Closing the Loop on Medical Referrals

  • February 9, 2017

CRICO is collaborating with the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) on a project to identify best practices for managing patient referrals to specialists using electronic health records. The NPSF-CRICO collaboration is a part of CRICO’s commitment to understanding and improving systems to support safe health care delivery through analysis of claims in our Comparative Benchmarking System.


Through ongoing analysis of malpractice claims and safety event data, CRICO identifies factors contributing to breakdowns in the referral process. “We have found that closing the loop on referrals is a critical process that many clinicians feel they don’t have complete control over, yet it is a vitally important component toward achieving correct and timely diagnosis,” says Luke Sato, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer of CRICO.

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Closing the loop on medical referralsPRWeb. February 9, 2016.