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    Criminal Prosecution of Health Care Providers Rare

    by Beth Cushing, Senior Vice President, Claims | 03/30/2022

    Criminal prosecution of health care providers for conduct undertaken in the scope of their professions is exceedingly rare in Massachusetts, and, indeed, in the United States. This post represents CRICO's response to a recently publicized case out of Tennessee that is raising concerns about this risk.

     

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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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  • Neurosurgery and Medical Malpractice

    by Carlos Yugar and Adam Schaffer, MD, CRICO | 12/03/2020

    Neurosurgery malpractice cases are responsible for not only some of the largest indemnity payments, but also significant mental health tolls. Learn how data-driven patient safety interventions have already helped.

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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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    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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  • Informed Consent & Shared Decision Making

    by Elizabeth Cushing, Esq., and Carol Keohane, MS, RN | 12/04/2018

    Informed consent and shared decision making are similar, but not the same. One is a legal protocol, the other is a conversation in which clinicians and patients work together.

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    Leveraging the Largest Patient Safety Learning Engine

    by Michael Paskavitz | 08/23/2018

    How can hospital leaders use the largest and fastest patient safety learning engine to save lives, time and money?

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    Signals from the Tip of the Iceberg

    by Katy Schuler and Gretchen Ruoff | 05/22/2018

    When organizations have low medical professional liability (MPL) case volume they often look to leverage broad, peer comparisons in order to see what lies beneath the surface and understand the not-so-unique issues driving risk.

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    Using Data to Understand Medical Error

    by Katy Schuler | 03/15/2018

    Using comparative medical professional liability data can spotlight real issues and fuel meaningful change in health care.

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    Improving Diagnosis: It takes A Team

    by Katharine Schuler | 08/22/2017

    Subject matter experts, front line care givers, and those focused on improving diagnosis, to convene in Boston at the Diagnostic Error in Medicine 10th International Conference, October 8–10, 2017.

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