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Patient Safety Pods

Case studies and interviews are aligned with clinical specialties and high risk areas identified in the Harvard medical system.

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Lahey RAP Testimonial
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

CRICO’s risk assessment unit is heralded as a positive, helpful partner who helps lead organizations to impactful patient safety changes via clearly defined actions.

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Cardiac Event Mismanaged in ED
By Jennifer Clair MacCready, CRICO, Tom A. Augello, CRICO

An otherwise healthy 50-year-old woman presented to the Emergency Department with atypical chest pain. Discharge and death the next morning followed.

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In Malpractice Claims Connected to Diagnosis, Nurses Are Accountable
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

A new study shines light on nursing’s role in malpractice claims and preventing diagnostic error.  In 62 percent of the cases that involved a communication problem among providers, the patient died.

 

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Fighting Discrimination in the Health Profession at Harvard
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Micro-aggressions. Sexual harassment. Discrimination. On this episode of Safety Net, a special roundtable of health care experts looks at the legal and ethical dynamics behind conflicts over discrimination and harassment among colleagues and staff. What’s happening in the Harvard medical system, as a national movement and local lawsuits press institutions to change?

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Malpractice Data Tell a Story… So Do the People Who Use Them
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Each year, thousands of misdiagnosed cancers, technical errors in surgery, and other harm events are added to a national database of medical malpractice claims, and a benchmarking report is released to the public. This year, instead of only describing the significance of the trends and numbers, the sponsoring organization from the Harvard system, Candello, is releasing a report that describes real stories of tangible change arising from those numbers.

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Woman’s Stroke Progressed in ED without Intervention
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

The patient needed to be evaluated by a stroke team and a neurologist promptly to decide whether any treatment was indicated or possible. Triage should be the same whether the ER was empty or overcapacity.

 

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Hospitalists Face Worsening Malpractice Climate
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Dr. Adam Schaffer is a hospitalist at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston and was the lead author of a study on the topic, which was published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine in June 2021. Dr. Schaffer is also Senior Clinical Analytics Specialist at CRICO. He joins us now to talk about this research.

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Harvard Hospitals Turn to Trusted Friend to Find Vulnerabilities
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

Understanding its own risks and patient care vulnerabilities is vital to a health organization, but gaining that understanding is hard. Hospital leaders in the Harvard system are enthusiastic about outside risk assessments from CRICO, because the recommendations that come out are tangible, with no punitive component.

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Back To Court after COVID-19: Uncertainty and a Back Seat for Malpractice Cases
By Tom A. Augello, CRICO

COVID-19 has had a profound impact on the legal system since the pandemic interrupted normal operations in Spring of 2020. In Massachusetts, trials were suspended, and all non-emergency court business stopped. Long-time medical malpractice defense attorney Richard Riley of Murphy & Riley, PC in Boston explains the uncertainty of the litigation landscape as courts try to reopen for trial in the Bay State. Hint: medical malpractice cases have lower priority than their criminal counterparts.

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