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2013-03-25 16:25:12

8(th) annual award will recognize excellence in health technology management PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions to its 8(th) annual Health Devices Achievement Award program. ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has recognized healthcare organizations nationwide for the past seven years...

2013-03-18 12:24:17

Employees rate the nonprofit organization high in ethics, work/life balance, and benefits PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to announce that it has been selected as a Top Workplace for 2013 by The Philadelphia Inquirer and philly.com. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey was conducted by...

2013-03-11 12:23:15

ValueGuide(TM) provides customized research and hands-on support to help hospitals reach product decisions faster PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the age of healthcare reform, hospitals must measure the value of medical products by their ability to improve patient care and contribute to effective management of costs. But without a proficient value analysis process in place, hospitals risk paying too much for products without considering the evidence...

2013-03-04 20:22:35

ROCKVILLE, Md., March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major effort to help health care systems protect the safety of patients in the United States, HHS' Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) today released a report identifying the top 10 patient safety strategies that can be implemented immediately by health care providers. Based on an assessment of evidence about patient safety interventions, the report finds that these 10 strategies, if widely implemented, have the...

2013-03-01 12:23:05

Recommendations to reduce the potential for patient harm from health information technology and medication safety events - with a $100 discount PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 3-9, 2013, ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) is offering a special discount on two of its most requested resources, usually available only to ECRI Institute PSO members. (Logo:...

2013-02-11 12:24:53

Eight healthcare organizations are recognized for excellence in supply chain management--improving healthcare quality while reducing costs PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 11, 2013 /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 second annual Healthcare Supply Chain Achievement Award. The prestigious award honors healthcare organizations that demonstrate...

2013-02-08 12:22:58

WILLOW GROVE, Pa., Feb. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ABC News recently reported that the outpatient tonsillectomy was a success. Following the procedure she was moved to a recovery room. In the lawsuit filed on behalf of the Edwards family, it provides that the nurses administered a dose of the painkiller fentanyl, a potent, synthetic narcotic analgesic with a rapid onset and short duration of action. The Edwards' attorney, Joel Feller, says that the narcotic threw Mariah into opioid-induced...

2013-02-06 16:23:43

Data transfer, data entry, system configurations, and more identified as serious problem areas PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The federal government is spending about $19 billion to encourage hospitals, physician practices, and other healthcare organizations to invest in their health information technology (HIT) infrastructure with the goal of improving patient safety and quality through the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health...

2013-01-07 12:28:27

ECRI Institute PSO offers free report on trends from analysis of more than 100,000 reported events PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) permit healthcare providers to report adverse events under legal protection and are a rich source of important information that can be put into practice. With nearly four years' experience reviewing patient safety data, ECRI Institute PSO is now releasing important trends and guidance that...

2012-11-29 08:30:15

CHICAGO, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health & Safety, research shows that using "smart alarm" technology and getting smart about alarm monitors can reduce clinically insignificant alarms and improve patient safety. When patient monitor alarms sound too many times, this can discourage using the very monitors that are intended to keep patients safe and inform clinicians of a patient's physiological state. According to Paul M. Schyve, M.D....