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15 Years as a PSO. Decades Improving Safety.

The Insidious Dangers of Disposable Isolation Gowns—and How to Address Them

Exploring Oral Hygiene’s Role in Reducing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

Legal Perspective: Employee’s Alleged Use of Soiled Scissors Results in Real Harm

Service and Support Animals: What Policy Is Right for Your Organization?

Could Natural Language Processing Help Close Gaps in Infection Prevention and Patient Safety Events?

How To: Safe Administration of Vaccines

Candida Auris Cases Are on the Rise. How Can Infection Prevention Respond?

Hand Hygiene: Fundamentals to Prevent HAIs

Building Effective Policies for Comorbidity Management

10 Ways to Prevent Falls in Assisted Living Facilities

10 Steps to Preventing Patient Elopement

How To: Providing Obstetrical Services When Understaffed

Three Ways to Make Safer Decisions when Selecting Substitute Products in Nonacute Care

The da Vinci Surgical Robot and the Importance of Iterative Evidence Review

Video Recordings of Surgical Procedures: How to Ensure Consent, Privacy, and Confidentiality

Medical Errors and Health IT: What Does the Data Say?

Non-medical Discharge: Navigating Legal, Regulatory, and Ethical Considerations

Preventing Short-Stay Readmissions

Bringing Everyone to the Table: Rapid Evidence Assessments Facilitate Meaningful Dialogue Across the Stakeholder Spectrum

The Role of Primary Care Staff in Coordinating Care for Patients with Complex Medical Conditions

Managing Falls in Aging Services and Reducing Risk of Claims

Cleansing, Normalization, and Integration – Keys to Optimizing CMMS Value

Three Evidence-based Strategies for Preventing Pressure Injuries in Older Patients

How to Improve Medication History and Reconciliation Processes in Ambulatory Care

Supporting Women Veterans: The Role of Healthcare Leaders

Evidence-based Strategies for Preventing CAUTIs from Indwelling Catheters

Five Ways Predictive Replacement Planning Can Improve Your Bottom Line

Navigating the Death of a Pediatric Patient

Violence against Healthcare Staff: How Leaders in Ambulatory Care Can Keep Providers and Staff Safe

Preventing Harm in Aging Services: Emerging Technologies to Mitigate Hazardous Wandering and Elopement

Combatting Nurse Fatigue for Improved Staff and Patient Safety

Increased Payer Support for Telemedicine May Improve Maternal Health Outcomes and Lower Costs

Utilizing Data from Wearable Devices

Ambulatory Care Providers Can Combat Sepsis through Prevention, Identification, and Treatment

The Burden of Medical Device Alerts and Recalls | Key Takeaways

Three Strategies for Primary Care Providers to Ease the Pediatric Mental Health Crisis

ECRI's Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns for 2023

Supply Chain Resilience: 3 Ways to Save Despite Rising Costs and Frozen Spend

Recall: 3M Steri-Drape Defect Can Render Product Unusable and Unsafe

Health Technology Assessments Vital to Payers for Defensible Coverage Determinations

Controversial New Study on Medical Masks versus N95 Respirators for COVID Prevention in Healthcare Workers

Advancing Patient Safety Through Better Designs or Processes: Top 10 Health Tech Hazards Part 2

Top 10 Health Tech Hazards for 2023: A Tool to Reduce Preventable Harm

Information Security Considerations for Decommissioning Medical Devices

Understand Key Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Selection Features, Costs, and Maintenance

Strategies to Help Improve Flu Vaccine Access for People of Color

Don't Skip the Flu Shot This Year: 3 Reasons to Get One—Even If You Usually Don't

3 Tips to Help Prepare Your Healthcare Facility for the Tridemic—RSV, Flu, and COVID

How Predictive Replacement Planning Can Help Healthcare Facilities

Improving Physician Engagement During the New Product Selection Process

5 Things Clinicians Should Know About the Complex World of Genetic Testing

4 Ways to Manage the Tracheostomy Tube Shortage

How to Prepare for and Manage Supply Chain Disruptions in Healthcare

8 Steps to Address Racial Bias in Healthcare

The Most Common Hospital Accidents and How To Avoid Them

Accidents Happen, but They Shouldn't Define the Care You Provide

Medical Incident Reports Improve Healthcare. How and When to File Them

Four Ways to Prevent and Control Hospital-Acquired Infections

Incident Management Systems Are Essential For Any Healthcare Facility

Functional Equivalents for Surgical Staplers: See ECRI's List Here

Medication Safety and Error Prevention: Efforts Should Focus on Systems Solutions

How to Improve Your Organization's Approach to Healthcare Incident Management

The Role of Supply Chain in Healthcare

How to Prevent the Spread of Infection in Healthcare Settings

Managing Monkeypox: Take 3 Steps Now to Protect Patients and Staff

RECALL: Palindrome and Mahurkar Hemodialysis Catheters and How to Find Alternative Products

ECRI Experts Support Healthcare Supply Chain Professionals at the Upcoming AHRMM Conference

3 Ways ECRI’s New Functional Equivalents Report Will Help YOU Master Supply Chain Disruptions

Preventing Harm Requires Supply Chain Resilience: Emergency Preparedness and Planning beyond Acute Care

What is Near-Miss Reporting? And How Can it Save Lives?

ECRI Helps You Manage GE Healthcare Omnipaque Contrast Dye Shortages

Abbott Infant Formula Shortage: 3 ECRI Recommendations

We See You: ECRI Recognizes Exceptional Health Technology Management

5 Traits to Help Your Team Become a High Reliability Organization

ECRI's Health Technology Excellence Award: Recognizing Exceptional Health Technology Management

Why You Need a Patient Safety Organization (PSO)

Healthcare Heroes Need Help Too: Mental Health Issues Grow with Pandemic Stresses

The “Great Resignation” Hits Healthcare Where it already Hurts: Staffing Shortages

Five Ways Value Analysis and Supply Chain Leaders Can Improve Transparency

ECRI's Top 10 Patient Safety Risks for 2022

Use a Predictive Replacement Plan to Create a Better Capital Replacement Process—and Include these 6 Questions

4 Types of Healthcare Workplace Violence and ECRI's Guidance for Action Plans

PPE Mask Checklist for Better Omicron Protection: Wear This, Not That

To Reduce Malpractice Claims Improve Communication

Supply Chain Shortages Ranked Second Among Top 10 Risks Facing Healthcare Organizations

ECRI Evidence Boot Camp 2021 Recap: Effective Methods for Rapidly Assessing the Best Available Evidence

ECRI Guidance: Legality and Ethics of Refusing to Treat Unvaccinated Patients

Addressing Discharge Delays as Opportunity for Healthcare Efficiency Gains and Safety Gains

Use Inventory Standardization to Improve Your Safety and Recall Alerts Program

Leadership Means Never Going It Alone

Increase in HAIs Attributed to COVID-19 Burden on Providers

Masks in Schools? Findings of ECRI's Evidence-Based Assessment Report

Inadequate Maternal Health Care Results in 300,000 Preventable Deaths Annually

A Better Way to Manage Your Supply Chain Needs

Evidence-Based Medicine: A Powerful Tool for Supporting Physician Engagement and Improving Value-Based Care Outcomes

Vaccination: For Your Residents, Your Family, Your Friends, and Yourself

Mandatory Staff Vaccinations: Short-Term Benefits vs. Potential Unintended Consequences

Three Reasons for Switching from a Manual to an Automated Value Analysis Process

Technology’s Role in Safe Integration of Behavioral Health and Primary Care to Improve Patient Care

Patient Safety and Digital Health Tools: What Are Providers and Developers Focusing On at the End of 2020?

ECRI Cautions against CMS Blanket Coverage for FDA-designated Breakthrough Devices

Keep Healthcare Workers Safe to Improve Patient Safety

ECRI Stands for Aging Services

ECRI Statement on Equitable Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccine

Using Technology to Facilitate the Integration of Behavioral Health with Primary Care: The Importance of Data Sharing

Taking a Stand against Racial Injustice

Reducing the Noise from Alerts, Alarms, and Notifications

How to Use Technology to Facilitate the Integration of Behavioral Health with Primary Care

Healthcare Acquired Infection Risks from Worker Fingernails and Polish

Four Ways to Say No to Adverse Drug Reactions

Rethinking Incident Investigations in Aging Services

The EtO Sterilization Dilemma

Diagnosing Communication Gaps in Diagnostic Test Reporting

Outsmarting an Impossible Medical Equipment Budget

Safer Opioid Prescribing through Health IT

ECRI Data Help Reignite Support for Patient Identifier in Congress

Three Costly Pitfalls of Purchased Services Contracts

4 Ways to Prevent Harm from Surgical Staplers

Avoiding the Blame Game in Preventing Medical Errors

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