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



Has Value-Based Purchasing Led to Improved Quality? Value-Based Purchasing Led to Improved Quality?6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM ​Although hospitals have been subject to the Hospital Value-Based Purchasing (HVBP) program for Medicare reimbursement since 2013, the quality of care they provide has not improved at a significantly different rate from hospitals not subject to value-based purchasing, according to a study in the June 15, 2017, New England Journal of Medicine.
Lost in a Hospital? There’s An App for That in a Hospital? There’s An App for That6/21/2017 12:00:00 AM ​Some health systems are developing smart phone apps that can help visitors navigate sprawling health complexes from their car to their appointments and back again, according to a June 8, 2017, article in the Houston Chronicle.
Legionnaire Disease: A Preventable Problem Plaguing Healthcare Facilities Disease: A Preventable Problem Plaguing Healthcare Facilities6/14/2017 12:00:00 AM ​Hospitals and nursing homes must do more to reduce the risks of people contracting Legionnaires disease in their facilities, according to recent communications from two government agencies.