April 16, 2013
ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches approaches to improving patient care, has announced the release of a new "market analytics snapshot" on hybrid operating rooms.
April 09, 2013
The constant beeping of alarms and an overabundance of information transmitted by medical devices such as ventilators, blood pressure monitors and ECG machines is creating "alarm fatigue" that puts hospital patients at serious risk, according to a Sentinel Event Alert issued April 8 by The Joint Commission.
February 20, 2013
Healthcare reform, accountable care organizations, readmissions and reimbursement rates are just a few of the challenges facing today's healthcare leaders, according to a new report from ECRI Institute, a non-profit evidence-based practice center.
February 07, 2013
Data transfer, data entry, system configurations and more are identified as serious problem areas for healthcare IT in a new report by ECRI Institute, a patient safety organization.
November 06, 2012
Health IT may promise a new paradigm of patient care, but it's also fraught with complexity and the potential for error. A new report from ECRI Institute outlines the top 10 health technology hazards for 2013, and health IT systems are disconcertingly close to the top.
October 02, 2012
ECRI Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to improving patient care, has published a report that explores healthcare leaders' preparedness to share data to improve care coordination. Most recognize the value of data exchange, but 46 percent have yet to even examine their interoperability needs.
August 15, 2012
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 approaches to improving patient care, has released a new white paper, The Future of Healthcare Design: Navigating the Challenges of Advancing Technology in Patient Care Settings, to help hospital facility managers and architects better understand the challenges of designing patient care spaces to accommodate current and future technologies. Among these challenges are budget and space constraints, unwieldy construction costs, and keeping up with rapidly evolving devices and equipment.
June 04, 2012
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 approaches to improving patient care, was selected by the Agency in September 2010 to develop, implement, and maintain the nation's first Healthcare Horizon Scanning System.
January 20, 2012
ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has published a new risk analysis, "Social Media in Healthcare," to help providers deal with the risks posed by social media.
January 04, 2012
In its roundup of top predictions for IT organizations, Gartner, Inc. has forecasted new and innovative uses of technology from healthcare payers, integrated delivery systems, government and consumers.
January 03, 2012
ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, has listed 10 health technology issues that hospital leaders should have on their watch lists for 2012.
December 02, 2011
"Patient-centeredness" should be part of education and training, and included within competencies for certification, say physician executives.
November 14, 2011
Hazards from clinical alarms top the list of 10 technology hazards for 2012, according to the ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care.
May 23, 2011
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 providers. As part of its mission to research the best approaches to improving patient care, ECRI Institute is sharing this special E-lert with the healthcare community.
May 17, 2011
The ECRI Institute is launching a survey Wednesday to poll healthcare leaders on their readiness to exchange health information electronically. The survey is based on 10 key indicators that experts say constitute a successful exchange.
December 06, 2010
Health IT complications made the list of top 10 potential technology hazards for 2011 as identified by federal patient safety organization, ECRI Institute.
November 04, 2010
ECRI Institute has been awarded a multi-year contract from the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to establish the first national Healthcare Horizon Scanning System. The new system will identify and monitor new healthcare technologies that promise significant impact on patient care and health outcomes.
September 28, 2010
Recently the ECRI Institute announced that it had added 4,000 new terms to the Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System, bringing the total to 24,544; many more, it said, were in the works.