HRC Alerts

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HRC Alerts is a service of ECRI Institute's Healthcare Risk Control (HRC) System. New Alerts are posted every Wednesday and delivered directly to members' inboxes. Each weekly issue contains summaries of news, recommendations from ECRI Institute experts, and links to related HRC resources on the most important developments in topic areas that matter to healthcare risk managers, including:

  • Patient Safety
  • Worker & Environmental Safety
  • Legal & Regulatory
  • Standards & Guidelines
  • Hazards & Recalls
  • Professional Development
  • Industry and Consumer Healthcare News
  • ECRI Institute News

If you are not a member of the HRC System, you will be unable to open the links to other HRC resources listed in the Alerts.

 Sample Risk Management Alerts

 

 

Study Finds Many Failure-to-Rescue Events Are Not Preventablehttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts032217_Rescuse.aspxStudy Finds Many Failure-to-Rescue Events Are Not Preventable3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM​A study published in the March issue of Surgery found that many failure-to-rescue (FTR) events—deaths that occur after a complication—are not preventable, calling into question whether failure to rescue, as defined, is appropriate to use as a metric for quality of care.
GAO: HHS Should Assess Efforts to Increase Patient Access to Electronic Health Informationhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts032217_GAO.aspxGAO: HHS Should Assess Efforts to Increase Patient Access to Electronic Health Information3/22/2017 12:00:00 AM​Despite efforts by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to enhance patients' access to their electronic health information, data from 2015 show that relatively few patients take advantage of the access, according to a March 2017 report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO).
Two Studies Look at the Effectiveness of Efforts to Reduce Hospitalizationshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts031517_Two.aspxTwo Studies Look at the Effectiveness of Efforts to Reduce Hospitalizations3/15/2017 12:00:00 AM​Strategies to reduce hospitalizations were the focus of a pair of articles in the March 2017 issue of Health Affairs.