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2011-07-25 13:18:00

Many requests, overwhelming options, fuzzy ROI, and limited resources add up to a challenge for the Hospital C-suite PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute®, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has released a new "Infographic White Paper," OR Integration, designed to help hospital administrators get an at-a-glance understanding of this growing and complex technology....

2011-07-06 12:20:00

Real-time pricing data and member interest charts provide up-to-the minute market intelligence PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute®, an independent nonprofit healthcare organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, today announces the launch of its S+ Market Analytics Tool, the latest enhancement to ECRI Institute's SELECTplus(TM) healthcare technology advisory service. The new price benchmarking and...

2011-06-29 08:59:00

Philadelphia-area hospitals and imaging centers collaborate to reduce risks fromCT radiation PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, and the Health Care Improvement Foundation, an independent nonprofit corporation with a multi-dimensional focus on healthcare safety, announce the launch of a new Partnership for Patient Care regional collaborative focused on...

2011-06-16 09:45:00

Experts share insight on issues identified on ECRI Institute's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute®, a nonprofit healthcare organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, will be presenting and exhibiting at the AAMI 2011 Conference and Expo in San Antonio, TX, from June 25-27, 2011. New this year, and being highlighted at the ECRI Institute booth, are topic-specific...

2011-05-23 13:11:00

New Patient Safety E-lert, available now for free, addresses reported problems with cardiac monitoring of incorrect patients PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recently released Patient Safety E-lert, the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) highlights a patient safety issue involving cardiac monitoring of incorrect patients. The issue was brought to ECRI Institute PSO's attention in its analysis of reports submitted by participating healthcare...

2011-05-18 08:50:00

Identifies 10 Key Indicators for Successful Exchange PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether it is related to electronic health records, accountable care, medical homes, meaningful use, or other initiatives to improve patient safety and quality, a healthcare organization's ability to succeed--or fend off competition--depends on its ability to effectively exchange health information within the organization, with outside groups such as physician offices and...

2011-04-29 09:10:00

Information Technology Expertise Leads to Win in "Excellence in Innovation" Category PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to announce that Microsoft® has recognized its information technology expertise with a 2011 Microsoft Customer Excellence Award for Excellence in Innovation. ECRI Institute was honored by Microsoft executives...

2011-04-13 12:02:00

Program designed to improve safety and quality in caring for America's children PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization announces an agreement to provide patient safety services to the Child Health Patient Safety Organization, Inc. ECRI Institute PSO will support the Child Health PSO with a patient safety data collection and reporting system and by analyzing adverse events and other information from participating...

2011-03-21 11:05:00

ECRI Institute white paper helps hospital leaders team up with their clinical engineering services for patient safety and cost-savings PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consider a senior hospital executive who pays little attention to, or overlooks the value of, his or her clinical engineering services until a CT scanner is down for two days, the department of health slaps the hospital with a fine, the clinical engineering vendor demands a 10% increase, or...

2011-02-01 14:25:00

Evidence Report, Resources, Tools, and Tips Available for Free on Patient-Focused Website PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new evidence report by ECRI Institute comparing the effectiveness of various treatments for bulimia nervosa indicates that cognitive behavioral therapy is more effective than antidepressant medications and supportive therapies in improving eating disorder symptoms. ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.