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18 Apr, 2017, 12:46 ET The Evidence Bar™ Delivers ECRI Institute's Bottom-line Conclusions on Health Technologies

Healthcare payers and providers don't have to look far to get unbiased, independent judgment about the evidence on name-brand drugs and devices now...


05 Apr, 2017, 12:14 ET Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Launches Patient ID Safe Practices Initiative at April 20 Webinar

Patient misidentifications occur during every aspect of care from registration to discharge and beyond, putting thousands of patients at risk every...


03 Apr, 2017, 09:33 ET ECRI Institute Announces Winners of 2017 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award

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


13 Mar, 2017, 11:31 ET ECRI Institute Names Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2017

Safe implementation of new technologies and therapies accompany classic patient safety challenges on ECRI Institute's 2017 Top 10 Patient Safety...


07 Mar, 2017, 14:35 ET ECRI Institute Launches Home Patient Monitoring Consulting Service to Reduce Hospital Readmissions

Chronically ill patients are often readmitted to hospitals. Hospital leaders need innovative solutions to improve patient care and avoid financial...


20 Feb, 2017, 09:52 ET Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety Issues Recommendations for the Safe Use of Health IT for Patient Identification

Improving the accuracy of patient identification remains a challenge across all healthcare settings. Misidentifications occur during every aspect...


06 Feb, 2017, 09:53 ET Usability Testing Supports HIT Partnership's Copy and Paste Recommendations

A report released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) provides support for two of the Partnership for Health IT Patient...


01 Feb, 2017, 12:46 ET New Value Analysis Tool Takes Confusion, Cost Out of Supply Procurement

Deciding which medical-surgical supplies and instruments to bring into a hospital can be complicated, and even contentious. With manufacturers...


17 Jan, 2017, 11:45 ET ECRI Institute Jumpstarts Savings for Hospitals During Mergers and Acquisitions

The No. 1 reason hospital mergers or acquisitions don't make it? Failure to integrate. A precursor to any successful integration is a systematic...


09 Jan, 2017, 11:59 ET ECRI Institute Preps Hospital Leaders on Top 10 Technology Issues to Watch in 2017

The new and emerging healthcare innovations of 2017 come with a lot of promises. And, just like every other year, hospital leaders must remain...


07 Nov, 2016, 10:43 ET Dangerous Infusion Errors Top ECRI Institute's Annual Health Technology Hazards List

The safe use of health technology—from infusion pumps to complex imaging systems—requires that healthcare facilities recognize the possibility of...


03 Nov, 2016, 13:10 ET Grant Aims to Boost Health IT Safety Initiative

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation has awarded $3 million to ECRI Institute for a three-year effort to boost the safe design, implementation,...


26 Sep, 2016, 09:00 ET Preventable, Potentially Fatal Patient Identification Errors Analyzed by ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO)

 In its newest analysis of patient safety errors, ECRI Institute PSO today releases a Deep Dive review of reported events involving patient...


15 Sep, 2016, 11:07 ET U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Announces Mobile-friendly Websites for National Guideline and National Quality Measures Clearinghouses

 Clinical practice guidelines and quality measures are now literally in the hands of healthcare professionals. The U.S. Agency for Healthcare...


18 Aug, 2016, 14:07 ET ECRI Institute Makes Healthcare Risk Management Less Risky for New Hires

"One of the calls we get all the time is from new risk managers who don't have much experience or training in the field," says Paul Anderson,...


14 Jul, 2016, 11:19 ET ECRI Institute Launches ECRIgene™ to Navigate the Flood of New Genetic Tests

 The struggle is real: with more than 60,000 genetic tests available, payers and providers have a tough time sorting through which ones are...


23 May, 2016, 11:57 ET ECRI Institute's New Recall Management Tool Matches Alerts Directly to Hospitals' Equipment Inventory Data

 The faster a hospital responds to a product safety alert or recall, the safer its patients are. But with dozens of alerts and recalls issued...


26 Apr, 2016, 11:50 ET ECRI Institute's New Methodology Workshop to Focus on Evidence Grading

 How do the health technology analysts and systematic review experts really come to their conclusions on the strength of evidence behind new...


01 Mar, 2016, 14:40 ET ECRI Institute Announces Winners of 2016 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award

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


25 Feb, 2016, 14:16 ET Health IT Safety Collaborative Releases First Set of Safe Practices

The Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a multi-stakeholder collaborative convened by ECRI Institute, announces the release of Safe...


23 Feb, 2016, 12:13 ET Endoscope Reprocessing Webinar Asks, "Are We Doing Enough to Protect Patients?"

 Endoscopes, vital tools in healthcare diagnostics and treatment, are back in the headlines. A recent high-profile U.S. Senate report,...


08 Feb, 2016, 14:04 ET ECRI Institute Puts Antibiotic Bone Cement for Joint Replacement on the Stand

Should antibiotic bone cement products be used in place of standard bone cement products to prevent infection after standard total hip or knee...


02 Feb, 2016, 12:05 ET Texas Children's Hospital Wins ECRI Institute's 10th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award for Its Alarm Management Initiative

 ECRI Institute is pleased to announce Texas Children's Hospital in Houston as the winner of its 10th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award....


28 Jan, 2016, 10:56 ET ECRI Institute Releases PriceGuide™ 5.0 to Drive Greater Supply Cost Savings for Hospitals and Health Systems

 ECRI Institute announces the release of PriceGuide™ 5.0, the latest enhancement to its proven suite of data-driven technology solutions....


21 Jan, 2016, 10:34 ET ECRI Institute Launches Rate This Model User Review and Rating Tool for Medical Capital Purchases

What are hospital equipment purchasers saying about the newest CT scanner on the market? Does an operating room manager have a strong opinion, good...