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Jun 18, 2015, 10:56 ET
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ECRI Institute's New Diagnostic Technology Boot Camp Offers Practical Strategies for Evidence-based Decision Making

Diagnostic technologies, which make up a complex and quickly evolving field, are often the pipeline to more tests and treatment choices. But how...

Jun 12, 2015, 14:16 ET
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ECRI Institute Releases User Experience Ratings on Linear Accelerators

When it comes to providing precision care for patients with cancer and other difficult-to-treat tumors, hospitals and health systems need to make...

Apr 29, 2015, 11:19 ET
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ECRI Institute Sounds the Alarm for Hospitals to Meet the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal on Clinical Alarms

With just eight months left to meet the January 1, 2016, deadline for the Joint Commission's National Patient Safety Goal on Clinical Alarms,...

Apr 21, 2015, 11:22 ET
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ECRI Institute Releases New Market Analytics Tool for Use with Tablets and other Mobile Devices

ECRI Institute announces the release of its new SELECTplus Market Analytics tool, one of several innovative decision-support products and...

Apr 09, 2015, 15:09 ET
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Leaders in Health IT Patient Safety Discuss Negative Impacts of Bad Data Entry on EHR Systems at HIMSS15

Fifteen years ago, technology was thought to be the answer to many problems associated with patient information and health records. However, the...

Apr 06, 2015, 10:01 ET
Alarms, Health IT, and Patient Violence Lead ECRI Institute's 2015 List of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns. To download the full report, visit www.ecri.org/PatientSafetyTop10

Alarms, Health IT, and Patient Violence Lead ECRI Institute's 2015 List of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns

Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations...

Mar 31, 2015, 10:40 ET
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The BRCA Gene and Ovarian Cancer: ECRI Institute Updates Free Resource Center

In her New York Times op-ed on March 24, 2015, Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone surgery to have her ovaries and fallopian tubes...

Mar 17, 2015, 10:00 ET
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ECRI Institute to Help Clinical Guideline Developers Meet New Institute of Medicine Standards

The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that raised the bar for clinical guidelines, with the aim of making them...

Mar 03, 2015, 14:59 ET
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ECRI Institute Advises Culturing of Duodenoscopes to Help Reduce Risk of Deadly Infections

News of patient deaths caused by outbreaks of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections is fueling media attention and putting the...

Feb 23, 2015, 09:59 ET
ECRI Institute is proud to announce the winners of its 2015 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. The prestigious award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall spend management and in adopting best practice solutions in their supply chain processes. View winners at www.ecri.org/2015scaa.

ECRI Institute Announces Winners of 2015 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award

 ECRI Institute is proud to announce the winners of its fourth annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. The prestigious award honors...

Feb 17, 2015, 10:25 ET
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ECRI Institute Issues Proceedings, Convenes Multi-Stakeholder Workgroup on Health IT Safety

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, an innovative and collaborative multi-stakeholder effort, took important steps in improving health IT...

Feb 02, 2015, 15:01 ET
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ECRI Institute Study in Health Affairs Finds 75% Accuracy in Forecasting New Health Technologies

Just how reliable are forecasts about impacts of new, potentially high-cost healthcare technologies still in research and development? The answer...

Jan 26, 2015, 14:27 ET
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ECRI Institute-Penn Medicine Redesignated as AHRQ Evidence-based Practice Center

 The ECRI Institute-Penn Medicine Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) was recently redesignated by the Agency for Healthcare Research and...

Jan 12, 2015, 10:10 ET
ECRI Institute's 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List, available as a free public service, answers key questions on new and emerging health technologies that potentially provide new ways to treat patients, improve care, and reduce costs. Download now at www.ecri.org/2015watchlist.

From Google Glass to 3-D Printing, ECRI Institute Spotlights Top 10 Healthcare Technology Issues for 2015

 The latest healthcare technologies and care process innovations are pounding on hospital doors and looking through windows—and they want...

Dec 15, 2014, 16:10 ET
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ECRI Institute Launches New, Redesigned Website

ECRI Institute announces the launch of its new website, a secure, cloud-based site that is redesigned to deliver faster, easier access to the...

Nov 25, 2014, 08:55 ET
What could possibly go wrong in hospitals? Many things, according to ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care. Hazards caused by medical technology are a prime example-because hazards can lead to accidents and patient harm. To help hospitals reduce technology-related risks, ECRI Institute publishes an annual list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards. The just-released 2015 hazards list highlights 10 safety topics that ECRI Institute deems crucial for hospitals to address in the coming year. Download now for free at www.ecri.org/2015hazards.

ECRI Institute Announces Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2015

What could possibly go wrong in hospitals? Many things, according to ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches...

Nov 19, 2014, 13:30 ET
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ECRI Institute Creates Ebola Price Index for Personal Protective Equipment; Asks Hospitals to Engage in Crowdsourcing of Pricing Data

The recent Ebola crisis has challenged the healthcare community to step up their preparedness for managing new cases of Ebola and other high-risk...

Nov 14, 2014, 11:05 ET
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ECRI Institute Covers Ebola Preparedness for Medical Devices and Personal Protective Equipment

 The recent Ebola crisis sent shockwaves throughout the public and within healthcare facilities. With the potential for an Ebola outbreak in...

Sep 29, 2014, 10:10 ET
ECRI Institute is pleased to announce Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE, as the winner of its 9th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award. The award recognizes an outstanding initiative undertaken by an ECRI Institute member healthcare institution that improves patient safety, reduces costs, or otherwise facilitates better strategic management of health technology. (PRNewsFoto/ECRI Institute)

Christiana Care Wins ECRI Institute 2014 Award for Excellence in Health Technology Management and Patient Safety

ECRI Institute is pleased to announce Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE, as the winner of its 9th Annual Health Devices Achievement...

Sep 16, 2014, 11:49 ET
ECRI Institute's 21st Annual Conference on the Use of Evidence in Policy and Practice will take status on how America's healthcare system is changing to care for complex patients; how this care is being financed; and how and where this care takes place. The "New" Complex Patient: The Shifting Locus of Care and Cost, a free public service conference, will be held November 6 and 7, 2014, in Washington, DC, at the National Academy of Sciences. It is designed to bring policymakers and clinical leaders across the healthcare continuum together. Register at www.ecri.org/2014conf. (PRNewsFoto/ECRI Institute)

ECRI Institute's 21st Annual Conference Addresses Cost and Care Coordination of Complex Patients

ECRI Institute's 21st Annual Conference on the Use of Evidence in Policy and Practice will take status on how America's healthcare system is...