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2012-09-18 06:29:28

Academic partnership with Penn Medicine secures five-year contract to synthesize research evidence on the effectiveness of health technologies PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has been designated to serve as one of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) for the next five years. (Logo:...

2012-09-04 06:28:13

Free public service conference featuring 40 nationally recognized experts will be held Nov. 28-29, 2012, in Washington, DC; co-organized by Veterans Affairs, Kaiser Permanente, Sutter Health, Health Affairs, and others PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Sept. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. healthcare industry has undergone significant organizational changes in the last decade. The nation is rapidly aggregating into larger and more complex health systems that are vertically and...

2012-08-23 06:25:46

Revamped websites make it simple for visitors to view their recent searches and sign up for customized alerts on clinical guidelines and quality measures PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two prominent healthcare websites with more than 3.2 million annual visits, National Guideline Clearinghouse(TM) (NGC(TM)) and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse(TM) (NQMC(TM)), are now easier to use with the launch of customized personalization tools, announces...

2012-08-14 06:24:48

New equipment planning white paper offers high tech guidance on building or renovating operating rooms, imaging centers, and clinical labs PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New and emerging technologies drive patient flow, volume, and revenue in today's hospitals, but if they are not carefully planned for, they can create a tremendous financial and operational disruption. ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best...

2012-07-11 06:24:38

Patient Safety E-lert, available now for free, addresses reported problems and includes new recommendations PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Robotically-assisted surgery has surged in popularity over the last decade. Although retained foreign objects might be assumed to be less likely during a robotically assisted procedure, ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) has received and analyzed reports indicating that this might not always be true....

2012-07-03 02:23:13

The positions expand the educational patient safety consulting program begun by the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority in 2008 HARRISBURG, Pa., July 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority has hired two Patient Safety Liaisons (PSLs) for the Northeast and Central regions to serve as educational patient safety consultants to healthcare facilities that submit reports through the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System (PA-PSRS). "The PSL...

2012-06-05 06:28:23

Analysis of submitted medication events reveals serious process issues PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Medication mishaps are the most common errors in healthcare. Indeed, medication errors represent the most frequently reported events submitted to ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO)--comprising about 30% of all events. To assist healthcare facilities in learning from medication errors, ECRI Institute PSO developed and conducted a deep dive...

2012-06-01 06:23:13

Reports available for free on AHRQ's Effective Health Care Website PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Nearly 1,000 new and emerging healthcare technologies and services have been identified as having potential to address an unmet patient need during the first year of healthcare horizon scanning conducted by ECRI Institute on behalf of the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best...

2012-05-24 06:26:21

New white paper provides insights for healthcare leaders PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the healthcare industry transforms itself through multiple stages of healthcare reform, it is painfully apparent that an organization's ability to succeed depends upon critical health IT connections. The interoperability of data between clinical systems is the bridge that connects million-dollar electronic medical record expenditures with the effective exchange of...

2012-05-23 10:25:42

New concise, evidence-based reports help healthcare decision makers choose products wisely PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- When healthcare value-analysis professionals are faced with manufacturer claims intended to convince them to purchase healthcare technologies and products, they ask, "Is there evidence to support the claims about this product--and the pricing that goes with it?" (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO)...