ECRI Institute Provides Evidence-based Health Technology Assessment Services to Premier

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches best approaches to improving patient care, announces its renewed partnership with Premier, Inc., a healthcare performance improvement alliance. Through this partnership, ECRI Institute will help hospitals and health systems select, procure, and manage healthcare technology cost-effectively using evidence-based tools and resources.

"For more than 45 years, our unique services have saved healthcare providers billions on capital and supplies, without compromising capabilities," says Anthony J. Montagnolo, executive vice president and chief operating officer, ECRI Institute. "Our continuing focus on safety and value brings even more support to providers. We have the only complete portfolio of services that provides the tools hospitals need to safely control the cost of healthcare."

The agreement extends to the following ECRI Institute services, which Premier members may access as of June 1, 2014:

  • Health Technology Assessment Information Service™ Evidence-based guidance on new and emerging medical devices, drugs, processes, and procedures 
  • PriceGuide™ Medical-surgical supply and implant procurement advisory service 
  • SELECTplus™ Capital equipment and health information technology procurement advisory service 
  • Alerts Tracker™ Web-based, automated alert and recall management system

More than 5,000 healthcare organizations worldwide rely on ECRI Institute's expertise in patient safety improvement, risk and quality management, healthcare processes, devices, procedures, and drug technology. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is designated a federal Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

For more information about ECRI Institute's products and services, visit www.ecri.org; e-mail clientservices@ecri.org; call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891; or write to us at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.

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About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for more than 45 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ECRIInstitute) and on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ECRI_Institute).

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