Aug 10, 2020 9:33:51 AM

The Role of Data Analytics in Patient Safety

In considering the role of data analytics in the promotion of patient safety, it is possible to chart a path along which the role of data becomes increasingly integral and directive. This path can be diagrammed as follows: descriptive analytics  ➡️ predictive analytics ➡️ prescriptive analytics.1,2,3

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Jul 27, 2020 11:47:52 AM

Does Your Organization Have a Data-driven or Data-informed Culture?

A point made by a keynote speaker at the 2018 American Hospital Association (AHA) Leadership Summit in San Diego has really stuck with me over the years, and I believe it has become more relevant today. The speaker, a health system CEO, observed that many hospital executives were changing their language when describing their organization’s commitment to data and analytics. They were shifting from calling themselves “data-driven” to being “data-informed.” Subtle but very meaningful nuance.

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Jul 16, 2020 9:47:00 AM

Make Confident Business Decisions Informed by Data

Turning avoidable patient harm into evidence-based risk management is a key tenet of the evolving field of safety science. This tenet serves our corporate mission of protecting providers and promoting patient safety.

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Jul 1, 2020 8:49:00 AM

Coming Soon! New CBS Report: The Power to Predict

CRICO Strategies publishes an annual in-depth analysis based on data from its Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS), a database that represents roughly one-third of all US medical malpractice claims. Each Report provides insights about medical malpractice claims trends and patient safety risks.

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Jun 18, 2020 9:32:00 AM

Dynamic Duos: Risk Managers and MPL Claims Managers

Partnership Results in Positive Changes

We all know of famous dynamic duos…Batman and Robin, Holmes and Watson, Bert and Ernie…We have one to add: Risk Managers and MPL Claims Managers. It seems only fitting that we highlight this collaboration between risk managers and claims managers during ASHRM's Risk Management Week (June 15–19, 2020).

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Jun 15, 2020 9:27:00 AM

Healthcare Risk Manager Week 2020

In celebration of Health Care Risk Management Week (June 15-19, 2020), we'd like to thank all the health care risk managers who work to improve patient care. This annual campaign from the American Society for Health Care Risk Management raises awareness about the critical role health care risk managers and safety professionals play in patient safety, patient care practices, quality assurance, safe work environments, and liability. It also promotes solutions to help prevent some of the most common patient safety events.

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May 20, 2020 9:50:00 AM

Telehealth in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

We continue to convene our CBS Community to talk about the impact of COVID-19 on our business processes, risk exposures, and patient safety. While we typically have calls for our different groups (i.e., Claims, Underwriting, Analytics, etc.) we invited our entire CBS Community to discuss the explosive growth of telehealth due to the pandemic. Telehealth growth has implications for patient safety/risk management, underwriting, and claims management. We were joined by industry experts who shared insights from each of their perspectives.

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Apr 21, 2020 3:19:00 PM

Supporting Defendant Caregivers in the time of COVID-19

Litigation is, by its very nature, a sporadic process. Its bursts of intensity and long periods of inactivity can produce significant stress for medical providers named in a suit even during the ordinary course of events. However, with the ongoing pandemic, new layers of disruption and uncertainty have been added to this already challenging situation (along with new realities like indefinite trial postponements, online depositions etc.). 

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Jan 17, 2020 9:06:10 AM

Adverse Event Report Data from Joint Commission May Not Tell the Full Story

The Joint Commission shared a blog post that highlights sentinel events reported in ambulatory care. The Joint Commission analyzed data submitted between 2005 through the first half of 2019 (approximately 12,000 sentinel events) and determined that seven percent stem from ambulatory care settings. While analyzing sentinel events that are voluntarily reported to the Joint Commission helps us understand patient safety risks, it doesn’t tell the full story. Comparing this information to data in the Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS)—which represents 30 percent of all US medical professional liability (MPL) claims—it seems that the Joint Commissions number (seven percent) could be misleading as to the potential patient harm that can occur in ambulatory settings.

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Dec 20, 2019 9:15:00 AM

CBS Data in Peer Review Studies

‘Tis the season to reflect on 2019 and the accomplishments of our collective work. In 2019, many research studies were published using CRICO Strategies Comparative Benchmarking System (CBS) data. As this data set continues to grow—currently representing approximately 30 percent of all US medical professional liability (MPL) claims—it offers a wealth of opportunity for insights about medical malpractice claims trends and patient safety risks.

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