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Jan 17, 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...


Jan 09, 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...


Nov 07, 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...


Nov 03, 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,...


Sep 26, 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...


Sep 15, 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...


Aug 18, 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,...


Jul 14, 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...


May 23, 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...


Apr 26, 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...


Mar 01, 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...


Feb 25, 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...


Feb 23, 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,...


Feb 08, 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...


Feb 02, 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....


Jan 28, 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....


Jan 21, 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...


Jan 04, 2016, 11:06 ET ECRI Institute Invites Hospitals to Peek Behind the Curtain at the Top 10 Technological Advances to Watch in 2016

Hospital leaders demand that new technologies and care processes bring higher value, better outcomes, and lower costs to their organizations. To...


Dec 02, 2015, 12:18 ET ECRI Institute Projects Possible $80 Billion Annual Spend on New Drug and Device Therapies

According to a new report by ECRI Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to researching the best approaches to patient care, spending on a select group...


Nov 09, 2015, 08:59 ET Dirty Endoscopes Top ECRI Institute's 2016 Technology Hazards List

 Every year hospitals are blindsided and patients are harmed by unexpected health technology hazards. Medical technology is intended to improve...


Oct 29, 2015, 09:38 ET ECRI Institute PSO Releases Deep Dive on Risks in Coordinating Patient Care

Poorly coordinated care puts patients at risk for preventable events, such as medication errors, lack of necessary follow-up care, and diagnostic...


Oct 05, 2015, 10:05 ET ECRI Institute Honors 10th Annual National Health IT Week--October 5-9, 2015

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


Sep 11, 2015, 10:51 ET ECRI Institute's 22nd Annual Conference Explores Critical Changes in Cancer Care Delivery

Nearly a third of the nation's population is expected to experience cancer in their lifetime, most of whom are aging baby boomers who will undergo...


Sep 03, 2015, 09:44 ET New ECRI Institute Course Educates Researchers on Writing More Effective Evidence-based Conclusions

Analyzing a body of clinical data on a health technology can be a challenge for both new and seasoned health technology researchers. But creating...


Mar 17, 2015, 10:00 ET 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...