Feature ArticlesPartnering With a Medical Malpractice Insurer to Improve Patient Safety and Decrease RiskKeohane, Carol A. MS, RN; Dwyer, Kathy MSN, RN; Boulanger, Jason MFA; Zigmont, Katherine BSN, RN; Babayan, Astrid PhD; Cushing, Elizabeth Esq; Walsh, Brian PhD, MB, BCh, BAOAuthor Information Department of Patient Safety (Mss Keohane, Dwyer, and Zigmont, Mr Boulanger, and Dr Babayan), Claims Department (Ms Cushing), CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, Boston, Massachusetts; and Department of Newborn Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts (Dr Walsh). Corresponding Author: Carol A. Keohane, MS, RN, Department of Patient Safety, CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions, 1325 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215 ([email protected]). Disclosure: The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article.Submitted for publication: November 11, 2017; accepted for publication: November 27, 2017. The Journal of Perinatal & Neonatal Nursing: January/March 2018 - Volume 32 - Issue 1 - p 66-71 doi: 10.1097/JPN.0000000000000312 Buy Metrics Abstract Implementing evolving science into clinical practice remains challenging. Assimilating new scientific evidence into clinical protocols and best practice recommendations, in a timely manner, can be difficult. In this article, we examine the value of partnering with a captive medical malpractice insurance company and its Patient Safety Organization to use data and convening opportunities to build upon the principles of implementation science and foster efficient and widespread adoption of the most current evidence-based interventions. Analyses of medical malpractice and root-cause analysis data set the context for this partnership and acted as a catalyst for creating best practice guidelines for adopting therapeutic hypothermia in the treatment of neonatal encephalopathy. What follows is a powerful example of successfully leveraging the collective wisdom of healthcare providers across specialties and institutional lines to move patient safety forward while managing risk. © 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.