ECRI Institute's Accident Investigation team has garnered a wealth of unique field intelligence on medical accidents over more than four decades. The Accident Intelligence Program™ enables participants to share confidential information safely and have immediate full-access to our investigation expertise and services.
This free program streamlines access to our services by putting important agreements in place in advance, so you can get the answers and expertise you need as quickly as possible, without the fear of HIPAA violations or legal delays.
Additionally, program participants will receive insights from the intelligence we have gathered over the years in a free e-newsletter, The Latest Intel.
Participation in the Accident Intelligence Program is available only to healthcare systems, healthcare facilities, and independent biomedical service organizations.
By signing a HIPAA Business Associates Agreement (BAA) with ECRI Institute, you are automatically enrolled in the Accident Intelligence Program.
Establishing the requisite BAA in advance will protect your institution from inadvertent HIPAA violations and expedite engaging accident investigation services. In the event of an incident, we need to ask questions and you need the freedom to speak openly with us without fear of violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Once a BAA is established, ECRI Institute will immediately be able to safely receive and discuss protected health information (PHI).
The Accident Investigation terms and conditions can also be agreed upon in advance, so that no time will be lost establishing an investigation contract. These terms and conditions, which specify the legal details of the business relationship between your institution and ECRI Institute, are appended to our investigation proposal and remain the same from case to case. Establishing them proactively, although optional, speeds the process, allowing you to gain turnkey access to accident investigation services.
Complete the following steps to enroll in the Accident Intelligence Program and ensure that the necessary paperwork is already done, saving valuable time when an urgent need for accident investigation arises.
- Review and sign the
ECRI Institute Accident Investigation Business Associate Agreement (BAA) written specifically for this type of work.
Fill out and submit the
registration form, being sure to attach the signed/amended BAA (or the latest version of your organization's BAA).
- If you wish to amend the BAA, please
contact us to request a Word version.
Optional: Review and sign the terms and conditions
(check "Yes" in registration form to receive).
If you have any questions please contact Barbara Malanga, Accident Intelligence Program Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.