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

 

 

For Every Situation, a Simulation: Highlights from Symposium on Patient Safety and Simulationhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts092017_Simulation.aspxFor Every Situation, a Simulation: Highlights from Symposium on Patient Safety and Simulation9/20/2017 12:00:00 AM ​Highlights from the Midwest Healthcare Quality Alliance's (MHQA) annual patient safety and simulation symposium, “Fundamentally Human—An Innovative Exploration of Patient Safety and Engagement," were the focus of a recent article in Patient Safety and Quality Healthcare.
Sentinel Event Alert Gives Eight Tips for High-Quality Handoffshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts091317_Eight.aspxSentinel Event Alert Gives Eight Tips for High-Quality Handoffs9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM ​High-quality handoffs can be achieved by all caregivers, the Joint Commission said, introducing a September 11, 2017, Sentinel Event Alert outlining eight tips for achieving this goal. The accrediting agency advises determining all pieces of critical information that will need to be communicated face to face and in writing.
How Did Florida Hospitals Prepare for Hurricane Irma?https://www.ecri.org/components/HRCAlerts/Pages/HRCAlerts091317_Florida.aspxHow Did Florida Hospitals Prepare for Hurricane Irma?9/13/2017 12:00:00 AM ​Several hospitals across South Florida evacuated patients and shut down operations in advance of Hurricane Irma, according to a September 8, 2017, article in the Washington Post.