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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...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:40 ET
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The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Convenes on "Partnering for Success" at ECRI Institute

 To mark the important role health information technology plays in improving healthcare delivery, ECRI Institute and others across the U.S....

Sep 04, 2014, 10:31 ET
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ECRI Institute Fills Gaps in Evidence about Cost and Effectiveness of Bone Graft Substitutes

 There are probably enough different types of bone graft substitutes to fill a warehouse—if that warehouse were constantly expanding. So...

Aug 28, 2014, 09:51 ET
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Surgical Robot Risk and Safety: ECRI Institute and Hartford Hospital Launch New Education Series

 Robotic surgery is creating buzz among the surgical community, patients, and media, both for the promise of improved outcomes and the...

Aug 19, 2014, 13:57 ET
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In Memoriam: Joel Nobel, MD, Pioneer in Patient Safety and Founder of ECRI Institute

 ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, sadly announces the death of its...

Aug 13, 2014, 10:35 ET
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ECRI Institute Releases User Experience Ratings on Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Systems

What's the average quoted price for the top MRI systems on the market? Which systems offer the best image quality? Have hospitals reported...

Aug 12, 2014, 11:22 ET
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Good Alarm Policies are No Accident, Declares ECRI Institute

Inappropriate configurations of clinical alarm settings are more than just a nuisance for front-line staff, according to ECRI Institute's accident...

Aug 06, 2014, 11:38 ET
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ECRI Institute's Alarm Safety Handbook Helps Hospitals Minimize a Top Threat to Patient Safety

 Widespread. Threatening to patients. Difficult to eliminate. Characteristics of a deadly new disease? Not quite. The issue is alarm...

Jul 31, 2014, 10:05 ET
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ECRI Institute, Strategic Marketplace Initiative to Speak about Big Data at AHRMM14

 ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to announce that Scott...

Jul 28, 2014, 12:52 ET
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MCIC Vermont Patient Safety Organization Selects ECRI Institute PSO to Analyze Adverse Events, Improve Patient Safety

ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has been selected to provide patient safety collection, analysis, and reporting services to MCIC...

Jul 09, 2014, 14:15 ET
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ECRI Institute Launches Online Infection Control Course to Improve Healthcare Construction Safety

Renovation and construction projects in healthcare environments pose unique infection control challenges for contractors and workers. ECRI...

Jun 27, 2014, 10:00 ET
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AAMI, ECRI Institute Report Guides Senior Executives on Meeting Key Healthcare Technology Safety Challenges

 The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and ECRI Institute have joined forces in a first-of-its-kind effort to...

May 28, 2014, 09:16 ET
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ECRI Institute Provides Evidence-based Health Technology Assessment Services to Premier

ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches best approaches to improving patient care, announces its renewed partnership with Premier,...

May 06, 2014, 10:59 ET
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ECRI Institute Releases User Experience Data on Endoscope Reprocessing Systems

ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches best approaches to improving patient care, announces results from its recent user...

Apr 22, 2014, 12:11 ET
Health IT, care coordination, and drug shortages lead ECRI Institute's 2014 List of Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns. Free download from ECRI Institute highlights root causes for serious patient safety events. (PRNewsFoto/ECRI Institute)

Health IT, Care Coordination, and Drug Shortages Lead ECRI Institute's 2014 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...