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2014-04-22 12:31:13

Free download from ECRI Institute highlights root causes for serious patient safety events PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient safety is a top priority for every healthcare organization, but knowing where to direct initiatives can be daunting. To help organizations decide where to focus their efforts, ECRI Institute has compiled its first annual list of the Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for Healthcare Organizations....

2014-04-10 16:24:01

Interactive workshop will provide a better understanding of methodologies used by payers and providers for evaluating medical devices, drugs, processes, and procedures PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Which approaches are best for assessing new and emerging technologies that do not have established track records? What about technologies that are already widespread? ECRI Institute, a nonprofit dedicated to researching the best approaches to improving patient...

2014-03-31 23:31:09

NiQ Health’s CarePlus™ Nurse Call System Working to Improve International Healthcare Concerns Over Alarm Management in Acute Care Environments Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 One of the most significant and pressing issues in today’s acute health care scene is that of alarm management. Patients are often connected to several medical devices which can alert clinicians and caregivers to hundreds of alarms per patient, per day. These devices are of huge importance to patient...

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...

2014-03-06 23:22:43

DOTmed HealthCare Business News, a leading health care magazine catering to industry professionals, has published its annual OR Issue. Topics for the March issue range from product and policy news surrounding the OR suite to debates over health care professional roles, and also features the annual DOTmed 100. New York, New York (PRWEB) March 06, 2014 Featured Stories: *Federally Qualified Health Centers –Fact and Fiction* Congressman Gene Green from Texas' 29th congressional...

2014-02-17 12:24:13

Health systems, hospitals, and other organizations are recognized for excellence in supply chain management--improving healthcare quality while reducing costs PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to announce the winners of its third annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. (Photo:...

2014-01-31 23:24:17

SurgiMark’s Via-Guard Yankauer suction tips’ disposability can help prevent number six on ECRI Institute’s 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list. Yakima, WA (PRWEB) January 31, 2014 The ECRI Institute recently released its 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list, with inadequate reprocessing of endoscopes and surgical instruments named as the sixth most-serious health technology hazard this year. This health hazard is especially prevalent recently, with Seattle Children’s...

2014-01-23 23:22:48

NiQ Health releases a two minute motion graphic video demonstrating why CarePlus™ is the leading nurse call solution for healthcare facilities, both in the acute care and aged care environments. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) January 23, 2014 NiQ Health the leader in “message-based nurse call systems”, today released their motion graphic video demonstrating how the CarePlus™ nurse call system improves workflow and efficiency of clinicians. This video is available to be viewed here....

2014-01-13 12:27:27

SELECTplus Purchased Services(TM) helps hospitals save on services from hemodialysis to laundry and landscaping PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute®, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, announces the launch of SELECTplus Purchased Services(TM) to help healthcare providers take advantage of the vast, often untapped savings potential in supply chain categories outside of medical supplies and...

2014-01-09 12:26:34

Pre-conference workshop on February 23 focuses on identifying and preventing IT-related errors PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, a nonprofit that researches the best approaches to patient care, along with the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), announces a health IT focused pre-conference session at the 2014 Annual Healthcare Information & Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Conference & Exhibition in Orlando,...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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