UConn School of Medicine Expands Partnership with MRM Group

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Based on Strong Results, University of Connecticut Expands Based on Strong Results, University of Connecticut Expands Risk Education throughout Residency and Fellowship Programs

MRM Group, LLC, a leading national provider of healthcare risk management and patient safety solutions, today announced the expansion of its partnership with the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, providing live and online risk education to 15 residency programs and 15 fellowship programs.

UConn’s engagement with MRM Group began in 2008, delivering risk education to seven of their residency programs. Since that time, over 3,000 residents have participated in the program, and as a result, the university has experienced significant, measured improvements.

“We are required to make residents ‘practice ready’ when they leave this institution,” said Jacqueline Nissen, MD, Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. “The residents fully appreciate how a curriculum in risk management and patient safety principles is critical to success as they progress through their training, and we’ve seen greater than 95% effectiveness with regard to how it impacts their practice,” Dr. Nissen added.

In addition, one of the university’s principal residency training sites has seen a 76 percent decrease in claim frequency since implementing the MRM Group program in 2008, as well as a 99 percent decrease in claim severity during the same period.

Today, the MRM Group program is provided to the university’s residents and fellows as the “Quality and Patient Safety Certificate Program” and successful completion requires passing a comprehensive exam.

“The University of Connecticut’s experience with MRM Group is a terrific success story, and demonstrates the extraordinary impact that risk education and practice change initiatives can have during the formative years that residents spend in clinical training,” stated Kevin W. Kelly, MRM Group’s president and CEO. “Residency programs provide a core foundation of patient safety and risk avoidance habits, and the team at MRM Group is delighted that one of the most respected graduate medical education programs in our region has so deeply embraced this sentiment. We look forward to expanding and deepening our partnership with UConn, and helping to ensure the highest possible levels of patient care with new generations of providers.”

About MRM Group, LLC

With clients from coast to coast, MRM Group empowers healthcare providers and institutions to eliminate preventable adverse events, reduce the frequency and severity of claims, and reduce malpractice premiums, while increasing patient safety and improving the patient experience. Founded in 2003 by leading malpractice defense attorneys, as well as healthcare and insurance executives, MRM Group has transformed the way institutions think about risk and patient safety education, creating a highly-effective, specialty-specific methodology that has proven time and again to drive sustained practice change and consistently deliver a remarkable return on investment. For more information, visit http://www.mrmgroup.com.

About UConn Health

UConn Health is the academic medical center for the University of Connecticut. It is a major health care provider for central Connecticut with more than 600 providers across 57 clinical disciplines. Our teaching programs encompass bio-medical sciences, dental medicine and medicine. Our residency programs offer training to 800 physicians in every major hospital in Hartford. Our research attracts more than $150 million annually in research funds from government and industry.

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