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A Verbal Electronic Checklist for Timeouts Linked to the Electronic Health Record

May 24, 2017

This Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) study, supported by a CRICO grant, is a first step in showing how the use of information technology can potentially improve care quality by furthering the evolution of the surgical safety checklist. READ MORE >

Risk Evaluation Helps Acquiring Organizations Assess Patient-Safety Climate

May 22, 2017

A third-party assessment of an organization’s patient safety climate allows an acquiring organization to uncover insights—beyond the due-diligence methods—that all parties will find valuable moving forward. READ MORE >

Three Tips to Prevent Errors in the Patient Handoff

May 18, 2017

Data from the CRICO Strategies CBS Report, Medical Malpractice Risks of Communication Failures, shines light on some of the communication failures that can occur between provider and provider. READ MORE >

Malpractice Dangers in the Patient Handoff

May 17, 2017

Patient hand-offs pose risks for patients and providers. Data from the CRICO Strategies CBS Report, Medical Malpractice Risks of Communication Failures, shines light on some of the communication failures that can occur. READ MORE >

Unintended Consequences of EHR Systems: A Narrative Review

May 15, 2017

This paper reports on the common factors leading to unintended consequences and medical errors, while exploring mitigation factors to address the associated risks. READ MORE >

The Effect of Surges in Patient Volume on Resource Management of an Academic Labor and Delivery Unit

May 6, 2017

Researchers, supported by CRICO grants, developed a virtual simulated obstetrics labor unit floor environment to study resource allocation strategies used by clinical managers.

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How Malpractice Cases Can Drive Your Safety Agenda

May 6, 2017

An analysis of OB-related medical malpractice claims involving communication failures identifies that improved communication skills of providers can improve care. READ MORE >

OpenNotes: How the Power of Knowing Can Change Health Care

May 2, 2017

In this 2017 NEJM Catalyst article, the pioneers of OpenNotes report that due to the project, “More than 11 million patients in the United States now have easy access to their physician’s notes through what has become a standard-of-care ‘movement.’”

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10 Ways Lack of Communication is Ruining Healthcare

May 2, 2017

CRICO Strategies data demonstrate the risks and vulnerabilities associated with communication failures among health care providers. READ MORE >

Adopting OpenNotes: Partnering with Patients

May 1, 2017

CRICO has been an early supporter of OpenNotes and has aided in the expansion of the project — a method to engage patients and increase transparency by sharing clinician notes with patients.

A CME module on the American Medical Association’s STEP Forward website, called Adopting OpenNotes: Partnering with Patients, outlines the concept of sharing visit notes with patients, step-by-step strategies in adopting OpenNotes, as well as provides tips for physicians and the entire care team to maximize the benefits of OpenNotes.

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