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2012-11-19 12:27:17

ECRI Institute's December 12th web conference provides guidance on medical product recalls PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, presents "High-Impact Recalls -- Building a Process to Avoid Disaster," a live web conference on December 12, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. ET. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO) Medical...

2012-11-15 16:26:33

Patient Safety E-lert, available now for free, addresses reported problems and includes new recommendations PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Insulin has consistently been declared a high-alert medication due to the risks associated with its prescribing and dosing. When a nutrition order for a patient is modified, the patient's insulin regimen may inadvertently remain unreviewed or unchanged. ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has seen both...

2012-11-05 12:26:17

Three hazards involve health IT system-related technologies; new report is available for free download PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While today's health technology advances provide countless new ways to improve patient care, some also create new opportunities for harm. And with the evolution of healthcare information technology systems such as electronic health records (EHRs), there's a growing level of complexity and opportunity for error. (Photo:...

2012-11-02 11:25:39

ECRI Institute's free public service conference to be held Nov. 28-29 in Washington, DC; Cosponsored by the Veterans Administration, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Health Affairs, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Milbank Memorial Fund PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today's healthcare systems face escalating challenges as they aggregate into larger and more complex health systems that are vertically and horizontally integrated. The trend is being...

2012-10-17 15:23:30

Alarm management initiative is recognized for excellence in health technology management and patient safety; 5 other facilities named as finalists PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute® (www.ecri.org), an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is pleased to announce The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD, as the winner of its 7th Annual Health Devices Achievement Award. The award recognizes an...

2012-10-16 11:25:48

Educational web conference on Nov. 14 examines clinical evidence, costs, and infrastructure requirements for new heart procedureLong Description PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, presents "Considerations for Implementing a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation Service," a live web conference on November 14, 2012, from 1:00-2:30 p.m. EDT. (Logo:...

2012-10-01 10:24:08

New white paper examines how leaders are approaching interoperability requirements PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has released its latest white paper, which explores whether healthcare leaders are prepared to share data across a healthcare community to improve coordination and quality of care. (Logo:...

2012-09-24 10:26:03

October 23, 2012 educational breakfast seminar at ECRI Institute headquarters to address best practices in managing hazards and recalls PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, (www.ecri.org), an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is offering a free educational breakfast at its headquarters in Plymouth Meeting, PA (Philadelphia suburbs) on October 23, 2012, from 8:00 to 11:00 am EDT. (Logo:...

2012-09-20 10:27:43

ECRI Institute's October 17th web conference provides guidance on computed tomography (CT) scanners PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, presents "Cost vs. Reality - What CT Scanner Should I Choose?," a live web conference on October 17, 2012, from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EDT. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO )...

2012-09-19 06:27:20

Custom service helps hospitals reduce spending by streamlining product selection process PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rising medical supply costs, lower reimbursements, and a brutally competitive market are placing a financial stranglehold on hospitals. Managing these challenges requires healthcare purchasing decisions that are driven by evidence, physician engagement, clinical efficacy, and reliable financial data. (Logo:...