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2011-08-09 13:10:00

New course on designing the hybrid operating room to be held in August at Perkins+Will PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, announces its new designation as an American Institute of Architects (AIA/CES) approved provider of continuing education services for the healthcare design world. Two courses have been developed already including, "Building a Hybrid...

2011-07-25 13:18:00

Many requests, overwhelming options, fuzzy ROI, and limited resources add up to a challenge for the Hospital C-suite PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute®, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has released a new "Infographic White Paper," OR Integration, designed to help hospital administrators get an at-a-glance understanding of this growing and complex technology....

2011-07-06 12:20:00

Real-time pricing data and member interest charts provide up-to-the minute market intelligence PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute®, an independent nonprofit healthcare organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, today announces the launch of its S+ Market Analytics Tool, the latest enhancement to ECRI Institute's SELECTplus(TM) healthcare technology advisory service. The new price benchmarking and...

2011-06-29 08:59:00

Philadelphia-area hospitals and imaging centers collaborate to reduce risks fromCT radiation PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, and the Health Care Improvement Foundation, an independent nonprofit corporation with a multi-dimensional focus on healthcare safety, announce the launch of a new Partnership for Patient Care regional collaborative focused on...

2011-06-16 09:45:00

Experts share insight on issues identified on ECRI Institute's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute®, a nonprofit healthcare organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, will be presenting and exhibiting at the AAMI 2011 Conference and Expo in San Antonio, TX, from June 25-27, 2011. New this year, and being highlighted at the ECRI Institute booth, are topic-specific...

2011-05-23 13:11:00

New Patient Safety E-lert, available now for free, addresses reported problems with cardiac monitoring of incorrect patients PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a recently released Patient Safety E-lert, the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) highlights a patient safety issue involving cardiac monitoring of incorrect patients. The issue was brought to ECRI Institute PSO's attention in its analysis of reports submitted by participating healthcare...

2011-05-18 08:50:00

Identifies 10 Key Indicators for Successful Exchange PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Whether it is related to electronic health records, accountable care, medical homes, meaningful use, or other initiatives to improve patient safety and quality, a healthcare organization's ability to succeed--or fend off competition--depends on its ability to effectively exchange health information within the organization, with outside groups such as physician offices and...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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