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ECRI to revive government clinical guidelines website

ECRI to revive government clinical guidelines website

By Steven Ross Johnson  |  July 17, 2018

The not-for-profit ECRI Institute announced plans Tuesday to re-open the federal National Guideline Clearinghouse website a day after the government shut it down due to budget cuts.

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

IHI forms nationwide patient safety committee

By Maria Castellucci  |  May 22, 2018

The Institute for Healthcare Improvement, CMS, FDA, Joint Commission and others joined forces to create an action plan that relies on a "total systems approach" to uniformly apply safety principles across the industry.

Demand surges for mobile 3-D imaging equipment

Demand surges for mobile 3-D imaging equipment

By Adam Rubenfire  |  December 20, 2016

The prices paid for X-ray systems that can be wheeled up to a surgical table or patient bed to gather images during a procedure surged this fall as providers upgraded to 3-D-compatible equipment.

When doctors get the wrong patient

When doctors get the wrong patient

By Elizabeth Whitman  |  September 25, 2016

Cases of mistaken identity happen all the time in healthcare institutions. A new analysis details the causes of these mixups, the consequences for patients and ways healthcare leaders can address the problem.

Providers shifting to higher-end CT scanners

By Adam Rubenfire  |  June 22, 2016

The average price providers paid for CT scanners was up 34% in the three months ended in April compared with the same period the year before, driven by an increased interest in more advanced systems, according to the latest Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.

Blog: Objects left in patients and health IT issues among top safety woes

By Sabriya Rice  |  April 13, 2016

The ECRI Institute's third annual list of the "Top 10 Patient Safety Concerns" finds hospitals continue to struggle with long-standing safety concerns. Many safety woes also exist in ambulatory, nursing home and other care settings, according to authors of the report.

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