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Partnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease Risk

  • January 1, 2018

In this study, CRICO staff members and a physician from Brigham and Women’s Hospital (a CRICO member institution) explored the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization (PSO). Data and convening opportunities were used to build upon the principles of implementation science and foster efficient and widespread adoption of the most current evidence-based interventions.


Analyses of medical malpractice and root-cause analysis data set the context for this partnership and acted as a catalyst for creating best practice guidelines for adopting therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of neonatal encephalopathy.

 

Citation for the Full-text Article

Keohane C, Dwyer K, Boulanger J, Zigmont K, Babayan A, Cushing E, Walsh B. Partnering with a medical malpractice insurer to improve patient safety and decrease risk. The Journal of Perinatal and Neonatal Nursing. 2018; 32(1): 66-71. doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000312.