IOM Calls to Leverage MPL Data... Do You?

The recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care, stresses the value of data from medical malpractice insurers and what can be learned from such datasets. For more than 40 years, CRICO has been coding medical malpractice (MPL) claims and sharing claims trends with hospital and organization leaders so they can implement solutions to mitigate those risks.

Improved collaboration between health professional liability insurance carriers and health care professionals and organizations could help to identify resources, prioritize areas of concern, and devise interventions.”—IOM Report, Improving Diagnosis in Health Care

A recent article in Healthcare Risk Management Review aptly summed up the power of our data:

We cannot fix what we cannot see—and the level of detail in the data used in the Candello report adds great clarity to the specific vulnerabilities that are experienced in real clinical scenarios.The Importance of Communication, HRMR

The real value of Candello is the breadth of data available for analysis. With representation from more than 400 hospitals nationwide, including both academic and community hospitals, covered by both captive and commercial insurers, the dataset represents 30 percent of all MPL claims nationally. Using this robust dataset we produce an annual Candello Report that deeply analyzes high risk areas for medical malpractice vulnerability, but more importantly, offers solutions to mitigate those risks.

All of our Candello Reports can be accessed, free of charge, on our website.

Written By
Noted author and speaker, Patient Safety leader, Dana Siegal is the Director of Patient Safety for CRICO Strategies, where she provides analytical and educational services to leading academic medical centers, community hospitals, and physician practices on the issues of medical liability and patient safety. She evaluates the risk profiles of health care organizations throughout the country, assessing where current vulnerabilities exist, and making recommendations for prioritizing action plans.
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