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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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Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

  • January 1, 2018

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Data and convening opportunities were used to build upon the principles of implementation science and foster efficient and widespread adoption of the most current evidence-based interventions.


Analyses of medical malpractice and root-cause analysis data set the context for this partnership and acted as a catalyst for creating best practice guidelines for adopting therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of neonatal encephalopathy.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Keohane C, Dwyer K, Boulanger J, Zigmont K, Babayan A, Cushing E, Walsh B. Partnering with a medical malpractice insurer to improve patient safety and decrease risk. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 2018; 32(1): 66-71. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000312.