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Executive Health Management

ECRI Opens New Global Headquarters Near Philadelphia

2022 22 Apr

Founded over 50 years ago, ECRI (Plymouth Meeting, PA USA) is a global, independent authority on healthcare technology and safety. ECRI works internationally with clients in more than 150 countries with offices in the United Kingdom, the Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, and Malaysia. In the U.S., ECRI partners with hospitals and health systems in... Read more

Executive Health Management

Closing the Loop: The Road to Zero Medication Errors

2019 26 Aug

Summary: It is estimated that even today, medical errors are the third leading cause of deaths in the US, costing the health system several billions of dollars a year. Many of these deaths can be attributed to the misuse of medication.   When used properly, medications save lives. Unfortunately, medication and dosing errors are one of... Read more

Executive Health Management

9 top hospital IT threats in 2019

2018 15 Dec

ECRI Institute has recently released its annual list of top healthcare technology threats that hospitals could face in 2019. Is dealing with these risks high on your list of priorities? Hackers can take advantage of remote access to systems leading to disruption of healthcare operations. Publicly accessible systems are easier for criminals... Read more

Health Management

Point-of-care ultrasound scanners: key purchasing considerations

2018 20 Feb

Point-of-care (POC) ultrasound refers to ultrasound exams performed by the treating clinician and other non-imaging-specialist healthcare professionals. While many types of ultrasound scanners can be purchased for POC exams—including a full-featured cart-based system costing more than $100,000—several vendors now market scanners that are specifically... Read more

IT Management

ECRI Institute Issues Free Public Resource to Protect Hospitals from Ransomware Attacks

2017 25 May

New guidance gives do’s and don’ts for protecting medical devices from becoming compromised Ransomware is a form of computer malware that holds systems hostage with a ransom demand. Medical systems are vulnerable to such attacks, which can damage hospital operations and compromise patient care by barring users from accessing critical functions... Read more

Executive Health Management

Penn Medicine wins ECRI Award

2017 09 May

ECRI Institute is pleased to announce Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation in Philadelphia, PA, as the winner of the 11th Health Devices Achievement Award. The award recognizes innovative and effective initiatives undertaken by ECRI Institute member healthcare institutions to improve patient safety, reduce costs, or otherwise facilitate... Read more

IT Management

ECRI 10 Deadly Health Tech Threats, 2017

2016 08 Nov

ECRI Institute has released its 2017 list of the top technology hazards in healthcare with mismanagement of medical device software coming in at No. 6.   According to ECRI, mishandling of software could lead to technology vulnerabilities leaving patients at risk. Management gaps could result in delays in identification of necessary updates... Read more

Health Management

Care Coordination

2016 27 Feb

For its fourth Deep Dive™ analysis of a particular patient safety topic, ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) selected care coordination issues affecting patients throughout the continuum of care. Poorly coordinated care puts patients at risk for preventable events, such as medication errors, lack of necessary follow-up care and diagnostic... Read more

Executive Health Management

Zoom On Tribute: Joel J. Nobel, Patient Safety Pioneer

2014 02 Sep

Joel J. Nobel’s career as a physician and patient safety advocate “made hospitals a safer place for everybody,” according to Anthony J. Montagnolo, the chief operating officer of the Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI). Dr. Nobel founded the institute in 1968, committed to evaluating the safety and reliability of medical equipment.  Dr.... Read more

Health Management

ECRI Top 10 Health Hazards

2014 08 Mar

Author ECRI ECRI Institute 29 Broadwater Road Suite 104 Welwyn Garden City AL7 3BQ United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 1707 831001 Fax +44 (0)1707 393138 [email protected]   The Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2014 will be published in HealthManagement... Read more