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Dec 13, 2017, 14:47 ET ECRI Institute Enhances Its Genetic Test Service with New Tool for Decision Makers

ECRI Institute announces a significant enhancement to ECRIgene™, its independent, evidence-based genetic test information service. The new feature...


Nov 06, 2017, 08:53 ET Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Threats Top ECRI Institute's Annual Health Technology Hazards List

Health technology safety—from safeguarding medical devices and IT systems against ransomware attacks to avoiding misconnections of enteral feeding...


Oct 16, 2017, 09:43 ET Preventing Patient Harm from Opioids in Hospitals

The opioid epidemic is clearly one of the top public health concerns in the country. Rarely, though, do news stories address the safety risks from...


Sep 27, 2017, 12:08 ET Nation's Leading Healthcare Experts Address Changes in Workflow at ECRI Institute's Annual Conference

Changes in workflow for clinicians, health systems, and patients is an increasingly significant issue in the delivery of care. These changes impact...


Sep 21, 2017, 10:03 ET ECRI Institute's New SERVICEguide™ Drives Savings on Purchased Services in Healthcare

Selecting high-quality outsourced services, commonly known as "purchased services," at affordable prices is one of the more challenging tasks...


Sep 07, 2017, 09:49 ET ECRI Institute's National Roadshow Brings Value Analysis Best Practices to Health Systems

As the U.S. healthcare system grapples with value-based payment models, it is becoming increasingly important for hospitals to have a transparent,...


Aug 17, 2017, 11:59 ET ECRI Institute Releases Groundbreaking Evaluation of Surgical Sutures

ECRI Institute, the independent leader in medical device safety and evaluation, announces the completion of an extensive laboratory-based...


Jul 24, 2017, 14:47 ET ECRI Institute President and CEO Jeffrey Lerner to Retire in December 2017

ECRI Institute, an international leader in patient safety and data-driven technology solutions, announces that Jeffrey C. Lerner, PhD, president...


Jul 18, 2017, 11:09 ET ECRI Institute Launches Evidence-based Workflow for Supply Chain and Value Analysis Professionals

ECRI Institute announces the release of ValuVu™, the latest addition to its proven suite of data-driven technology solutions. ValuVu, a product...


Jun 22, 2017, 13:49 ET ECRI Institute's CapitalNavigator Helps Hospital Leaders Stretch Complex Medical Technology Budgets

CapitalNavigator, a new capital budgeting service from ECRI Institute, simplifies and expedites the decision-making process for planning medical...


Jun 06, 2017, 10:27 ET ECRI Institute's New CrossCHEQ™ Gives Unbiased Guidance on Supply Alternatives

ECRI Institute announces the release of CrossCHEQ™, the latest addition to its proven suite of data-driven technology solutions. CrossCHEQ is the...


May 25, 2017, 13:16 ET ECRI Institute Issues Free Public Resource to Protect Hospitals from Ransomware Attacks

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 25, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Ransomware is a form of computer malware that holds systems hostage with a ransom...


May 08, 2017, 10:15 ET Penn Medicine Wins ECRI Institute Award for Innovative Dashboard and Clinician Alert Platform

ECRI Institute is pleased to announce ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation in Philadelphia, PA, as the winner of the 11th...


Apr 18, 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...


Apr 05, 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...


Apr 03, 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...


Mar 13, 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...


Mar 07, 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...


Feb 20, 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...


Feb 06, 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...


Feb 01, 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...


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,...