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6 Ways to Increase Patient Safety, Virtual Care Guidelines, Care Disparities Podcast, and More

By Alison Anderson, Missy Padoll, Wallinda Hutson, CRICO

Related to: Claims, Other Specialties, Patient Safety Awareness, Publications

CRICO Insights: March 2021

6 Ways to Increase Patient Safety 

March 14-20, 2021 is Patient Safety Awareness Week. Thank you for participating year-round in CRICO-sponsored activities, programs, and research to improve safety throughout health care. Together we are better, stronger, and safer. Recent patient safety resources to help you mitigate risk include:


Telemedicine in the COVID-19 Era


Defining Best Practices for Interhospital Transfers


Patient Safety Guidance for the Virtual Visit


The Power to Predict: 2020 CRICO Strategies National CBS Report


Unclear Discharge Instructions, Patient Loses Foot


Unit Ill-prepared for Labor and Delivery Complications


Read more: Patient Safety Awareness




Patient Safety Guidance for the Virtual Visit

The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the need for virtual care. The AMC PSO convened a Virtual Care Task Force of experts across the Harvard community to identify safety vulnerabilities and develop best practices to help mitigate the risks. Their research established the foundation for the Patient Safety Guide for the Virtual Visit, a set of guidelines on telemedicine. Let’s make virtual care safer...



Hospital Fights to Head Off Care Disparities During Pandemic

Disparities in care have long been an issue in the field of health care. We spoke with Joseph Betancourt, MD, MPH, the VP for Equity and Community Health at Massachusetts General Hospital, to learn how the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a light on how those differences can affect vulnerable communities. How can we make health care more inclusive?



A Discordant Provider-patient Relationship

A mother’s dissatisfaction with her son’s care ultimately leads to a malpractice claim against the child’s pediatrician. What went wrong? 



Risky Business: Navigating a Shifting Health Care Landscape

Join us in the latest patient safety conference within the Risky Business series that has been held worldwide in London, Boston, Toronto, and Cape Town since 2006. This year, health care organizations across Massachusetts are working together to present this two-hour virtual event, where speakers will discuss topics such as equity, leadership and decision-making, teamwork and stamina, and managing logistical challenges. Register to hear about the risks you face...       



Not Just MedMal: ‘Protecting Your Lifestyle and Safeguarding Your Legacy’

The long-standing business relationship between RMF Insurance Agency, Inc. and Marsh & McLennan Agency gives us the opportunity to further demonstrate that providing you peace of mind is our number one priority. What does RMF Insurance Agency, Inc. offer you?
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March 16, 2021
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