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2013-12-17 12:26:24

As first deadline draws near, hospitals should consider four key factors to improve alarm management PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A nationwide initiative to improve alarm management, spurred into high gear by The Joint Commission's 2014 National Patient Safety Goal, promises to be a big focus over the next few years. Now, with the January 2014 deadline looming for Phase I criteria, time is running out for hospitals to take action. (Logo: Photo -...

2013-11-12 08:31:05

Collaboration will help member hospitals and health systems streamline their value analysis processes with evidence-based data PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit that researches the best approaches to patient care, announces a new agreement with MedApproved, which specializes in value analysis workflow solutions. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO) Through this agreement, ECRI...

2013-11-08 12:23:31

Alliance introduces evidence-based data into product request workflows in hospitals and health systems PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, a nonprofit that researches the best approaches to patient care, announces a new agreement with Data Leverage Group, which specializes in value analysis workflow solutions for hospitals and health systems. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO) Through this agreement, ECRI...

2013-11-04 12:28:08

Alarm hazards, robotic surgery risks, and radiation exposure in hybrid operating rooms make the list; new report is available for free download PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, offers an invaluable patient safety service to the healthcare community. The just-released 2014 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list raises awareness of the potential...

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...

2013-10-09 08:27:56

ORANGE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- At the OR Manager Conference in National Harbor on September 24, ECRI Institute's Scott DiDonato listed mHealth as the #2 technology category to keep an eye on for the operating room. SpotOn Surgical was highlighted for its novel approach to virtually connecting medical device and equipment manufacturers to their nurse and physician customers with an intelligent tablet interface and mobile device applications. (Photo:...

2013-09-25 16:25:28

Health Devices Achievement Award goes to hospital for initiative that raises awareness about cyber threats from new medical technologies in healthcare settings; 6 other healthcare organizations named finalists PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to announce Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Arcadia, CA, as the winner of its 8th...

2013-09-10 12:29:59

Free public service conference to be held November 13-14, 2013, at The National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Understanding the uses of "big data" in healthcare is not something decision-makers should leave to others. Big data, the process of examining large amounts of data of a variety of types to uncover hidden patterns, correlations and other useful information, is gaining a foothold in healthcare. The key...

2013-08-27 12:28:05

Thousands of recalls are issued every year--Alerts Tracker Automatch(TM) helps ensure hospitals don't miss the ones that affect them and their patients. PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A patient dies when a high-flow suction hose connected to a chest tube pulls on her heart muscle, causing a tear in the aorta. Another patient is fatally injured when a surgical clip dislodges in his body, causing internal bleeding. (Logo:...