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2013-08-16 12:24:09

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) announces that it has been selected to provide patient safety services to the Midwest Alliance for Patient Safety PSO, a joint initiative of the Illinois Hospital Association and the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. These services include a patient safety data collection and reporting system and analysis of adverse events and other information from hospitals and...

2013-08-13 12:25:16

Federal contractor will implement the Institute of Medicine's recommendation for more rigorous inclusion criteria for clinical guidelines PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded ECRI Institute a new contract to continue to operate, maintain, and enhance the AHRQ National Guideline Clearinghouse (NGC) and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse...

2013-07-23 16:23:55

ECRI Institute's August 14, 2013 web conference will cover the new National Patient Safety Goal on alarm management PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medical device alarms can signal a warning of medical necessity - but the number of alarms can also be excessive, distracting, and clinically insignificant. Unwarranted alarms often cause caregivers to take unsafe actions, such as turning the alarm volume to an inaudible level or even turning the alarm...

2013-06-24 12:26:03

ECRI Institute launches free resource center to educate consumers and healthcare professionals about the BRCA gene mutation PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When news broke that actress Angelina Jolie had undergone a double mastectomy because she tested positive for the rare hereditary BRCA1 gene--which, along with BRCA2, increases a woman's chances of developing breast and ovarian cancer--many people must have admired her for making her private world...

2013-06-06 12:28:03

First module on CT Scanning Systems includes end-user feedback, market analytics, safety, and recall data ? PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org) announces the release of its new SELECTplus User Experience Network--a comprehensive decision-support resource for medical technology purchasers with user satisfaction rankings and other key purchasing information. The User Experience Network is the latest enhancement to ECRI...

2013-05-01 23:02:09

JPS Health Network and the 97th Medical Group, Altus AFB, Share This Year´s Award for Projects Addressing Surgical Fire Risk and Outpatient Pediatric Care. Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 01, 2013 The National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) has announced the winners of the 2013 Stand Up For Patient Safety Management Award. The award for a hospital-based project will go to JPS Health Network of Fort Worth, Texas. The award for ambulatory care will be given to the 97th Medical Group, Altus AFB,...

2013-04-16 12:25:06

Free analytics report guides hospitals in implementing an endovascular hybrid OR with angiographic imaging PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, announces the release of a new "market analytics snapshot" on Hybrid Operating Rooms. With a focus on endovascular hybrid ORs, the report addresses the key issues driving this trend and includes top vendor...

2013-04-11 12:30:46

Participating Pennsylvania hospitals and imaging centers improved radiation dose tracking and achieved other significant outcomes in one-year program PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., April 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute and the Health Care Improvement Foundation, independent nonprofit organizations devoted to patient safety and quality, announce the results of a Philadelphia-area regional collaborative to reduce patient risks associated with excessive radiation from CT scans....

Alarm Fatigue In Hospitals: Sentinel Event Alert
2013-04-10 06:10:26

Jason Pierce, MSN, MBA, RN for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A Sentinel Event Alert issued by The Joint Commission suggests that nurses, physicians and other health care providers can become desensitized to the sound of alarms alerting them to potentially dangerous conditions involving their patients. The report uses the term “alarm fatigue” to describe the phenomenon potentially responsible for over 500 deaths over a five year period. The Joint Commission...

2013-04-09 23:02:05

National HIT Experts to present at NPSF Patient Safety Congress Leadership Forum Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 09, 2013 The National Patient Safety Foundation has lined up an all-star panel to present a full-day program for health care leaders in advance of the 15th Annual NPSF Patient Safety Congress. The Leader´s Role in Making Meaningful Use“¦Meaningful takes place on Wednesday, May 8, at the Hyatt Regency in New Orleans, LA. The HiTech Act, part of the American Recovery and...