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    Structured Patient Handoffs Can Help Avoid Malpractice Cases

    by Alison Anderson | 04/12/2022

    Using Candello data, researchers at Boston Children’s Hospital have demonstrated a link between patient handoff failures and malpractice cases. Further, they showed that, among cases involving a communication error, 77 percent of them could have been prevented by use of a structured handoff.

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    2022 CRICO Grant Recipients

    by Jeff Timperi, CRICO | 04/11/2022

    More than 57 CRICO-insured researchers will be principal investigators of projects being funded by CRICO in 2022. At the forefront of topics being studied are telemedicine, health care equity, and emergency medicine interventions.

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    2000 Days

    by Melissa A. DeMayo, MSN, RN, LNC | 02/08/2022

    In 2013, the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Post-Anesthesia Care Unit saw an increase in safety event reporting related to lab specimen labeling errors. As a result of their response, they recently marked 2000 days without this same error.

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    The Power of Collaboration to Advance Patient Safety

    by Mark E. Reynolds | 12/23/2021

    One of CRICO’s unique values as a captive insurance program is our ability to convene decision-makers from across the Harvard medical community whose positions enable them to improve the practice of medicine on a systemic level.

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    Patient Safety and “Off-hours” Clinical Care

    by Adam Schaffer, MD, MPH | 11/30/2021

    Practicing as a hospitalist at a large academic medical center, I recognize that one of the (many) ways in which I am fortunate is that I have access to on-site specialists any time, day or night.

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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 CRICO Grant Recipients

    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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