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Feb 08, 2016, 14:04 ET
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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 alarms Initiative. The winning submission, "Alarm Management Reboot," describes Texas Children's successful effort to improve patient safety by incorporating enterprise-wide alarm management practices to make alarms more meaningful and actionable.

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
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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
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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
Hospital leaders demand that new technologies and care processes bring higher value, better outcomes, and lower costs to their organizations. To help them sift through the latest healthcare innovations that are molding the landscape of healthcare in 2016 and beyond, ECRI Institute announces the release of its annual Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List. Available as a free public service, the report highlights important new and emerging drugs, devices, procedures, and care processes intended to provide new ways to deliver safe and cost-effective patient care. Download now for free at www.ecri.org/2016watchlist.

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
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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
Every year hospitals are blindsided and patients harmed by unexpected health technology hazards. To help hospitals prioritize technology safety efforts that warrant their attention and to reduce patient harm, ECRI Institute publishes an annual list of top 10 health technology hazards. The 2016 list, released today, includes both high-profile and unexpected issues. To download for free, go to www.ecri.org/2016hazards.

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
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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
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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. This free public service leadership conference is cosponsored with National Cancer Institute and will be held November 17-18, 2015, at the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD. Register now at www.ecri.org/2015conf.

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
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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...

Aug 27, 2015, 12:56 ET
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ECRI Institute's New Robotic Surgery Service Helps Hospitals Brace for Change

 Now that Intuitive Surgical, Inc.® has announced that it is decommissioning the Da Vinci S™ surgical robot, hospitals with robotic...

Aug 06, 2015, 13:15 ET
ECRI Institute Announces Launch of TruVu(TM) to Simplify Decision Making for Purchasing Medical Technologies

ECRI Institute Announces Launch of TruVu™ to Simplify Decision Making for Purchasing Medical Technologies

Deciding which medical technology to bring in to your hospital or health system is no easy task. These decisions are complicated and the...

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...