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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...

Apr 17, 2014, 11:00 ET
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ECRI Institute PSO Study on Lab Test-related Safety Events Finds Most Occurred Outside the Laboratory

Laboratory testing is indispensable to patient care. Although it accounts for only 2% of U.S. healthcare expenditures, laboratory...

Apr 10, 2014, 13:57 ET
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ECRI Institute's Methodology Boot Camp Offers Practical Strategies for Evidence-based Decision Making

Which approaches are best for assessing new and emerging technologies that do not have established track records? What about technologies that are...

Apr 01, 2014, 11:42 ET
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UPDATED: ECRI Institute PSO Convenes First Multi-Stakeholder Collaborative on Health IT Safety

ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO), a leader in analyzing safety data associated with electronic health records, announces the launch...

Mar 31, 2014, 11:00 ET
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ECRI Institute PSO Leads First Multi-Stakeholder Collaborative on Health IT Safety

ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO), a leader in analyzing adverse events, including those associated with electronic health records,...

Feb 17, 2014, 12:16 ET
The 12 winners of ECRI Institute's 2014 Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award are Asante, Banner Health, Baylor Scott & White, Broward Health, HealthPartners, Medical University of South Carolina, New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation, Parkland Health & Hospital System, SCM Alliance, UCSF Medical Center, University of Miami Health System, and UR Medicine. The prestigious award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate excellence in overall spend management and in adopting best practice solutions in their supply chain. Learn more at www.ecri.org/2014SCAA.  (PRNewsFoto/ECRI Institute)

Twelve Healthcare Organizations Win Top Supply Chain Award from ECRI Institute

 ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to...