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    Safety Salute: Brigham and Women’s Hospitalist Recognized for Inter-hospital Transfer Research

    by Reed Stiller, Jeff Timperi | 08/14/2021

    The transfer of patients between acute care hospitals (known as inter-hospital transfer, or IHT) occurs regularly: over 100,000 hospitalized Medicare patients undergo IHT yearly, with greater frequency among patients who require specialized care. While often necessary, IHT practices vary and can expose patients to gaps in the continuity of care – which can lead to poor and/or incomplete communication regarding care of the patient during transfer.

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    Tracking the Experience of Residency Leaders

    by Missy Padoll | 06/28/2021

    For the past year, residency leaders across the nation have faced the extraordinary experience of coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Several of them took the opportunity to document their experiences, challenges, and lessons learned. As we launch the new academic year, it seems fitting to revisit these experiences and invite others to contribute their own reflections.

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    2021 Grant Recipients CRICO

    by Jeff Timperi, CRICO | 04/14/2021

    More than 50 CRICO-insured researchers will be principal investigators of projects being funded by CRICO in 2021. At the forefront of topics being studied are telemedicine, health care equity, machine-learning, and emergency medicine interventions.

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    Is the Cures Act a Game Changer?
    Patients Now See Clinical Notes

    by Pat Folcarelli, RN, PhD, CRICO | 03/31/2021

    Patients already have access to information through patient portals at most hospitals and other institutions. With the arrival of the Cures Act, clinicians and hospitals may notice that there’s increasing activity on those patient portals. It’s also possible there could be some additional questions of the notes. But it still remains to be seen what impact this will have in terms of patients accessing their notes.

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    The 100 Day Mask Challenge

    by Missy Padoll | 01/26/2021

    As representatives of the patient safety community, it is in our best interest to champion President Biden's 100 Day Mask Challenge, working together to leverage the many creative efforts available to help support the President’s challenge and encourage everyone to MASK UP!

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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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    COVID Delays New Fed Rule Opening Clinical Notes to Patients

    by Margaret Janes, RN, JD, Tom Augello, CRICO | 10/30/2020

    The goal of the act is to provide better provider/patient communication, improve provisions for patient rights and engagement, and reduce patient safety risk. It includes requirements that patients have access without extra charge to all of their medical records. These include clinical notes regarding: consultation, history and physical, procedure, progress, and discharge summaries, as well as imaging/lab/pathology report narratives.

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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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    Safety Salute: Life as a Mass General Anesthesia Resident

    by Kelsey Damrad, Massachusetts General Hospital | 08/14/2020

    Mass General anesthesia resident David Hao, MD, discusses the hospital's response to COVID-19 and shares his hopes for the future.

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    CRICO 2020 Grants Program

    by Jeff Timperi | 06/15/2020

    CRICO announces 13 grant award recipients from the 2020 RFA Program.

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