Jul 29, 2021 11:26:03 AM

What Can Increase the Odds of an MPL Case Closing with Payment  

The CRICO Strategies Report, The Power to Predict, analyzed national medical malpractice data to gain insights on which factors make malpractice claims more likely to result in an indemnity payment. The study delves deeply into processes clinicians struggle with that contribute to adverse events and can lead to malpractice claims. By understanding the common drivers—or contributing factors—of these claims, hospital leaders and clinical teams can proactively address them with confidence.

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Jul 15, 2021 11:07:16 AM

Learning from Anesthesiology-related Medical Malpractice Claims

Physician researchers from Brigham and Women’s Hospital were interested in learning from medical malpractice claims related to anesthesiology. Working with analysts from CRICO, they analyzed data from the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) related to anesthesiology and published peer-review studies of their findings, each one offering different insights. 

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Jul 8, 2021 10:12:00 AM

Learning from Surgical Treatment Medical Malpractice Cases

Millions of surgeries are performed in hospitals and ambulatory centers in the U.S. each year. While most of these procedures go smoothly, an unfortunate percentage result in patient injuries that include accidental tears, undetected infections, broken hips from post-surgery falls, and fatal complications. Along with pain and distress, some of these cases lead to medical professional liability (MPL) claims that cost the health care industry hundreds of millions of dollars annually.

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Jul 1, 2021 9:52:00 AM

Coding Enhancements Provide Next Generation Insights

We are excited to announce the deployment of a major enhancement to our medical professional liability (MPL) case coding process—the biggest enhancement in nearly a decade—which will create new analytical opportunities and deliver insights that will greatly sharpen the understanding of what drives error, patient harm, and financial loss.  

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Jun 24, 2021 9:49:00 AM

Health Care Risk Manager Week 2021

We salute health care risk managers during ASHRM's Healthcare Risk Management Week. At CRICO Strategies, we understand the challenges of delivering safe health care and how risk managers are an integral part of the health care team.

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Jun 17, 2021 9:39:00 AM

Improving Care for Behavioral Health Patients in the ED

With Emergency Department (ED) visits related to mental health and substance abuse on the rise in recent years, and the likelihood of these patients boarding in the ED remaining steady, the need for dedicated protocols to ensure the safety of behavioral health patients and their caregivers remains paramount.

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Jun 10, 2021 9:51:00 AM

Data and Analytics Are the New TQM/CQI

In the 1990s, largely driven by The Joint Commission’s (TJC) then-Agenda for Change, total quality management and continuous quality improvement became the most omnipresent trend in health care management. Training courses, boot camps, and certification programs on Total Quality Management/Continuous Quality Improvement (TQM/CQI), Lean, Six Sigma, Juran, Crosby, etc., were softly mandated by TJC as a means to succeed with their newly recast standards, survey process, and scoring algorithms. The intent was to introduce new thinking, processes, metrics, and tools that would help leaders, managers, physicians and clinicians drive the quality agenda through the accreditation process.

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Jun 3, 2021 9:50:00 AM

The Role of Structure, Culture, and Leadership in Patient Safety

An external assessment can help a hospital or health care system get the full view of how its organization’s culture helps—or hinders—its efforts to create a successful patient safety strategy. The assessment helps leaders understand how risk management structure and leadership style can impact safety culture by uncovering gaps between leadership intention and staff/provider perception that diminish engagement in patient safety efforts.

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May 27, 2021 9:32:00 AM

Illuminating Risks a publication for CBS Members

We are pleased to introduce the first issue of Illuminating Risks, a quarterly publication for CBS Members. The publication is available in the online CBS Community.

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May 20, 2021 9:56:00 AM

Addressing Race-based Algorithms in Medical Care

As a bi-racial person, this article really resonated with me. The article raises important issues of how race is addressed in medical care through the use of algorithms. These algorithms factor race into medical decisions, however they tend to look at race as a social factor rather a biological one.

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