Quantcast

Latest ECRI Institute Stories

2014-08-28 12:29:11

New 3-part virtual conference covers the fine points of surgical robotic training and safety PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robotic surgery is creating buzz among the surgical community, patients, and media, both for the promise of improved outcomes and the potential risks to patient safety. The quick deployment of surgical robots and market pressures to use this expensive new technology are prompting facilities to evaluate their robotic surgery training...

2014-08-19 16:28:55

Founded the nonprofit organization with strict conflict-of-interest rules to ensure independence and trust PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, sadly announces the death of its founder and president emeritus, Joel J. Nobel, MD. Dr. Nobel founded ECRI Institute in 1968 with a mission to improve the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare. He...

2014-08-13 12:28:13

Healthcare providers rank top MRI vendors and models by imaging quality, reliability, patient comfort, and other key factors ?PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- What's the average quoted price for the top MRI systems on the market? Which systems offer the best image quality? Have hospitals reported magnet-related safety incidents in the last twelve months? Is a 3T system or 1.5T appropriate for my facility? As hospitals shop for MRI systems, these are just a few...

2014-08-12 12:28:27

September 3, 2014 webinar will address how to establish alarm-setting policies PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Inappropriate configurations of clinical alarm settings are more than just a nuisance for front-line staff, according to ECRI Institute's accident investigators. Improper changes to preconfigured alarm settings have resulted in serious patient harm or death when caregivers weren't alerted to significant changes in patient conditions. This doesn't need...

2014-08-06 12:26:39

New resource from ECRI Institute paves way for hospitals to meet the Joint Commission's 2014 National Patient Safety Goal PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Widespread. Threatening to patients. Difficult to eliminate. Characteristics of a deadly new disease? Not quite. The issue is alarm hazards--the No. 1 danger on ECRI Institute's 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110112/DC29081LOGO To boost hospitals' efforts to...

2014-07-31 12:28:52

Answering the big question of where big data is taking the healthcare industry PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to announce that Scott DiDonato will be a featured speaker at AHRMM's 52nd Annual Conference in Orlando, FL, on August 4, 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110112/DC29081LOGO DiDonato, a senior associate in ECRI...

2014-07-28 12:28:38

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has been selected to provide patient safety collection, analysis, and reporting services to MCIC Vermont, Inc. PSO, a component entity of MCIC Vermont (A Reciprocal Risk Retention Group) (MCIC). MCIC is a specialty insurance company which provides medical professional and general liability insurance coverage, loss prevention, and patient safety and risk management services...

2014-07-09 16:28:20

Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) for Healthcare Construction Activities provides e-learning platform to help busy contractors and builders obtain important safety certification PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Renovation and construction projects in healthcare environments pose unique infection control challenges for contractors and workers. ECRI Institute recognizes that taking the construction worker away from the field for training is costly...

2014-06-27 12:26:15

ARLINGTON, Va. and PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) and ECRI Institute have joined forces in a first-of-its-kind effort to help medical device and healthcare delivery executives identify and monitor trends related to technology safety issues. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110112/DC29081LOGO In a new report, titled Executive Insights on Healthcare Technology Safety, AAMI and ECRI...

2014-05-28 08:33:37

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches best approaches to improving patient care, announces its renewed partnership with Premier, Inc., a healthcare performance improvement alliance. Through this partnership, ECRI Institute will help hospitals and health systems select, procure, and manage healthcare technology cost-effectively using evidence-based tools and resources....


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
Related