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



CDC Brief Describes Rise in U.S. Preterm Birth Rates Brief Describes Rise in U.S. Preterm Birth Rates6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM ​From 2014 to 2016, the U.S. preterm birth rate—births at less than 37 weeks' gestation per 100 total births—rose 3%, from 9.57% to 9.85%, according to a June 2018 Data Brief from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS).
A Cruel Irony: Bullying in Healthcare Cruel Irony: Bullying in Healthcare6/20/2018 12:00:00 AM The majority of healthcare providers report being bullied during work or medical school, according to a June 14, 2018, article in the New York Times.
The Clothes Make the Doctor: Patients Say Physician Attire Matters Clothes Make the Doctor: Patients Say Physician Attire Matters6/13/2018 12:00:00 AM ​More than half of patients indicate that how a physician dresses is important to them, according to a new study in BMJ Open.