Spring 2022

Why Early Reporting Should Matter to Everyone

Discussion on the importance of Constellation and Candello’s findings. As we have seen, the joint research project by Constellation and Candello shows that with early reporting after a harm event, expenses are lower and the life cycle of the case—how long it remains open and unresolved—is shortened significantly. (For more on this research, see also […]

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Welcome to Constellations New Chief Medical Advisor

Common Factors spoke to Constellation Chief Medical Advisor Carolyn Anctil, MD, FACEP, about her new role guiding the Clinician Peer Support Program and participating in the claim, risk mitigation and underwriting teams. These responsibilities leverage Anctil’s more than 25 years working as a board-certified emergency medicine physician, and 10 years working in quality assurance for

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How Reporting Harm Events Early Brings Faster Resolution and Can Promote Healing

New research from Constellation and Candello shows early reporting leads to shorter case life cycle and decreased expenses. In this era of clinician shortage and transactional care—leading to burnout, poor experience for all involved, as well as increasing costs—the practice of early reporting and prompt event investigation is critical to the future of care itself.

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HEAL Review

FAILURE TO ENSURE SAFETY FROM FALLS AND FALL-RELATED INJURIES IS THE NUMBER ONE MOST FREQUENT (49% OF CLAIMS) AND COSTLY (55% OF COSTS) ALLEGATION IN THE SENIOR LIVING SETTING. WHILE FALLS ARE A KNOWN RISK IN BOTH SENIOR LIVING AND HOSPITAL SETTINGS, ORGANIZATIONS STILL STRUGGLE WITH HOW TO REDUCE AND MITIGATE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE

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