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The latest thinking from clinical and patient safety leaders from Harvard and around the world. A steady stream of interviews, news updates, legal guidance, effective practices, event highlights, and more.

Safety Net CRICO

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The latest thinking from clinical and patient safety leaders from Harvard and around the world. A steady stream of interviews, news updates, legal guidance, effective practices, event highlights, and more.

    Bringing AI Into Medicine and Keeping It Safe

    Bringing AI Into Medicine and Keeping It Safe

    As artificial intelligence, or AI, takes off in the public sphere, what about medicine? The health care industry has been using some form of AI for decades, yet very recent advancements are upping the ante. This episode of Safety Net presents excerpts from a recent talk to malpractice attorneys by health care AI expert, Dr. Steven Horng, MD, MMSC, of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

    • 21 min
    A Net to Catch Patients at Risk of Falling Through the Cracks

    A Net to Catch Patients at Risk of Falling Through the Cracks

    The Harvard teaching hospitals and their affiliated institutions have banded together to tackle one of the most difficult and deadly challenges that face all health care providers: clinical tests and specialty referrals that are lost to follow-up. Anecdotal evidence already shows patients who were rescued by the Ambulatory Safety Net project. Navigators are convincing patients to follow through, and results are being flagged.

    • 10 min
    Alert on Surgical Items Left Behind in Patients

    Alert on Surgical Items Left Behind in Patients

    In late 2023, the Academic Medical Center Patient Safety Organization issued an advisory noting a spike in reports of retained surgical items. A retained surgical item is patient safety lingo for when the surgical team leaves something like a sponge or a tool inside the patient after surgery. These events may lead to serious harm, such as sepsis, prolonged hospitalization, the need for subsequent surgery, or death.

    • 8 min
    Higher Malpractice Risk with Advanced Practice Providers? Data Say Not Really

    Higher Malpractice Risk with Advanced Practice Providers? Data Say Not Really

    The topline data from Candello claims analysis do not show an increase in malpractice corresponding to the increased use of APPs. In fact, the claims rate may be declining, adjusting for practice population increases.

    • 8 min
    When a Doctor is Sued: Former Defendant Finds Her Voice

    When a Doctor is Sued: Former Defendant Finds Her Voice

    A former doctor defendant found meaning after the ordeal despite her lack of preparation or role models. Dr. Gita Pensa, an emergency medicine physician, made it her professional focus to help other physicians through to the other side of the litigation journey.

    • 18 min
    Boarding Critical Care Patients in EDs: New Guidance from Patient Safety Experts

    Boarding Critical Care Patients in EDs: New Guidance from Patient Safety Experts

    The boarding of critical care patients in the emergency department is an increasing concern because ICUs are often also too full to take them.

    • 8 min

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The episodes in this podcast explore current issues pertaining to improvements and best practices in patient safety. They are generally relevant and timely.

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