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Latest ECRI Institute PSO Stories

2014-03-31 12:29:01

Healthcare providers, health IT vendors, and Patient Safety Organizations join together for patient safety PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO), a leader in analyzing adverse events, including those associated with electronic health records, announces the launch of the first multi-stakeholder partnership to generate new knowledge on safe health IT practices. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110112/DC29081LOGO...

2013-10-29 08:34:21

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) announce a new PSO partnership. ECRI Institute PSO and ISMP are both federally designated Patient Safety Organizations. Both ECRI Institute and ISMP are independent, nonprofit organizations that, together, bring more than 80 years of deep experience in patient safety. (Logo:...

2013-10-28 08:31:01

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) announces the release of a new Health IT hazard reporting system. The system utilizes AHRQ common formats and a tested standardized taxonomy for health IT hazard information. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO) "Well designed, well implemented health IT has the potential to help healthcare organizations improve care and patient outcomes, but too often...

2013-03-01 12:23:05

Recommendations to reduce the potential for patient harm from health information technology and medication safety events - with a $100 discount PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 3-9, 2013, ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) is offering a special discount on two of its most requested resources, usually available only to ECRI Institute PSO members. (Logo:...

2013-02-06 16:23:43

Data transfer, data entry, system configurations, and more identified as serious problem areas PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government is spending about $19 billion to encourage hospitals, physician practices, and other healthcare organizations to invest in their health information technology (HIT) infrastructure with the goal of improving patient safety and quality through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...

2013-01-07 12:28:27

ECRI Institute PSO offers free report on trends from analysis of more than 100,000 reported events PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) permit healthcare providers to report adverse events under legal protection and are a rich source of important information that can be put into practice. With nearly four years' experience reviewing patient safety data, ECRI Institute PSO is now releasing important trends and guidance that...

2012-11-15 16:26:33

Patient Safety E-lert, available now for free, addresses reported problems and includes new recommendations PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insulin has consistently been declared a high-alert medication due to the risks associated with its prescribing and dosing. When a nutrition order for a patient is modified, the patient's insulin regimen may inadvertently remain unreviewed or unchanged. ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has seen both...

2012-07-11 06:24:38

Patient Safety E-lert, available now for free, addresses reported problems and includes new recommendations PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robotically-assisted surgery has surged in popularity over the last decade. Although retained foreign objects might be assumed to be less likely during a robotically assisted procedure, ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has received and analyzed reports indicating that this might not always be true....

2012-06-05 06:28:23

Analysis of submitted medication events reveals serious process issues PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medication mishaps are the most common errors in healthcare. Indeed, medication errors represent the most frequently reported events submitted to ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO)--comprising about 30% of all events. To assist healthcare facilities in learning from medication errors, ECRI Institute PSO developed and conducted a deep dive...

2012-04-10 06:27:40

New standardized system, compliant with AHRQ Common Formats Version 1.1, includes HIT reporting PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has released a new version of its adverse event collection and reporting system. This release is fully compliant with the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Common Formats Version 1.1 and includes the latest formats for health information technology (HIT) reporting....