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

 

 

Speaking the Same Language: Doctors Should Write Letters to Patients in Plain Languagehttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts091218_Language.aspxSpeaking the Same Language: Doctors Should Write Letters to Patients in Plain Language9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM ​Doctors should write their outpatient clinic letters in plain English, according to a September 2018 initiative from the United Kingdom's Academy of Royal Medical Colleges.
Hospital System's Perinatal Safety Interventions Lead to Sustained Reduction in Adverse Eventshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts091218_Perinatal.aspxHospital System's Perinatal Safety Interventions Lead to Sustained Reduction in Adverse Events9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM ​A multihospital system's initiative to reduce obstetrical high-risk events was effective in decreasing events at its 37 hospitals immediately after the initiative's introduction and continued to lower adverse events once the initiative had been fully adopted.
Delirium Affects Half of Cardiac Surgery Patients, Lasts for a Yearhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts090518_Delirium.aspxDelirium Affects Half of Cardiac Surgery Patients, Lasts for a Year9/5/2018 12:00:00 AM ​A small, single-facility study found that not only does delirium affect half of cardiac surgery patients, its effects may last for a year postoperatively. These findings are published in the September 2018 issue of Anesthesiology.