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    Addressing Race-based Algorithms in Medical Care

    by Marcus Boggis | 05/27/2021

    As a bi-racial person, this article in Becker’s Health IT really resonated with me. The article raises important issues of how race is addressed in medical care through the use of algorithms. These algorithms factor race into medical decisions, however they tend to look at race as a social factor rather a biological one.

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    CBS Data in Peer-Review Publications 2020

    by Katy Schuler, MSc | 12/23/2020

    Part of our mission is to share insights learned from our national database of medical malpractice claims, the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS). One way we achieve this is through authoring and supporting research for peer-review publications.

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    Predicting Case Outcomes: Medmal Analysis Turns to the Dollars

    by Tom Augello, CRICO | 09/22/2020

    It’s time for a spotlight on three factors in medical professional liability cases: a lack of a protocol or failure to follow one, patient assessment shortfalls, and documentation problems

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    “Patient Safety” Wasn’t in Anybody’s Job Title: An Exit Interview with Darrell Ranum

    by Tom Augello, CRICO | 04/30/2020

    When you have a perfect match between a person’s career arc and the movement he worked within, you have an ideal story for a podcast. I recently had the chance to interview 30-year patient safety veteran Darrell Ranum as he prepares to retire this year. He’s a Vice President for Risk Management and Patient Safety at one of the largest medical malpractice insurers in the nation, The Doctors Company.

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    CBS Data in Peer Review Studies

    by Katy Schuler | 12/20/2019

    CRICO Strategies national Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) data are cited by researchers in national publications and used by our CBS members—commercial and captive insurers, hospitals, health care organizations—to identify clinical risks, benchmark against peers, and prioritize patient safety efforts.

     

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  • World Patient Safety Day

    by Katy Schuler | 09/18/2019

    Today is the first-ever World Patient Safety Day, a global campaign launched by the World Health Organization to shine a light on patient safety in order to increase public awareness and spur engagement. Patient safety is a driving mission behind the work we do at CRICO Strategies and we always appreciate the opportunity to shine a light on patient safety accomplishments that are being forged within our CBS Community. Our goal is to unite the medical and insurance communities into a single voice...

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    Measuring the ROI of Patient Safety Programs

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH | 05/08/2019

    Analyses of the return on investment (ROI) of patient safety programs are a relative rarity. This is unfortunate, as such analyses would provide patient safety officers with data that could potentially resonate in the C-suite. Although rare, research in this area does exist.

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  • MedMal Case Frequency is Down

    by Gretchen Ruoff | 02/13/2019

    Overall MPL case frequency dropped 27 percent from 2007–2016, with an especially compelling trend for obstetrician-gynecologists. 

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    Expert Insights: How Hospital Leaders Leverage External Risk Assessments

    by Katy Schuler | 11/29/2018

    External risk assessments help hospital leaders identify organizational barriers limiting the effectiveness of patient safety programs.

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    Path to a Model Patient Safety Profile

    by Katy Schuler | 09/25/2018

    What is the impact of an organization’s cultural discrepancies on patient safety?

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