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Address Your Quality and Safety Issues

  • Establishing and maintaining a culture of safety
  • Communication—including test results reporting and tracking, e-mail,
    physician-to-physician communication, and patient education
  • Managing behavioral health, obstetric, and other high-risk patients

These issues and many others are addressed in online resources offered to military treatment facilities and purchased care providers as part of the TRICARE Quality Monitoring Contract.

In this program you have access to Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses, monthly webinars, e-mail newsletters, and web-based resources to help you save time and improve quality in your facilities.

To learn more, call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5800, or e-mail TQMC@ecri.org.

See Our September 22, 2016, Kickoff Webinar

An overview of ECRI Institute's services for Military Treatment Facilities. Length: 52:38.

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 What You'll Find Online

​Access evidence-based reviews of quality, patient safety, and compliance issues, self-assessment tools, standards and guidelines, and e-newsletters covering current topics in patient safety. Learn about common risks to patient care and safety through online courses, webinars, and more. 

Key features of the ECRI Institute resources include:

  • Online courses for military treatment facility and purchased care providers with Continuing Medical Education (CME) and continuing nursing education credits at no cost to healthcare providers
  • Links to archived webinars to supplement evidence-based training
  • Guidance articles, self-assessment tools, ready-made training materials on patient safety, quality, and compliance topics
  • Weekly e-news sent via e-mail with updates on patient safety, quality, and regulatory compliance
  • Toolkits on topics such as credentialing, quality improvement, test tracking, event reporting, and a sample risk management plan with step-by-step guides to implement these key programs
  • Sample policies and tools library for templates and examples
  • Q&A with ECRI Institute analysts for customized guidance on users' day-to-day needs.

 This Program Includes

PUBLICATIONS  
Ambulatory Care Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Also known as: Physician Practice Risk Management (PPRM)
Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance
Also known as: Healthcare Risk Control (HRC)
Physician Practice News
Risk Management News
Also known as: HRC Alerts
RESOURCES   
MHS Clinical Quality Management

 Sample Resources

 

 

Establishing a Health Information Technology Safety Programhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRC/Pages/SAQ40.aspxEstablishing a Health Information Technology Safety Program2017-02-27T00:00:00Z​The success of a health information technology (IT) safety program hinges on the ability of system users to recognize, react to, and report health IT-related events for analysis and action. The organization's culture of safety and its ability to "do the right thing" principle are important factors to the program's success.
Unplanned Downtime of Health Information Technology Systemshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRC/Pages/SAQ39.aspxUnplanned Downtime of Health Information Technology Systems2017-02-27T00:00:00Z​Organization's should prepare for unplanned downtime of health IT systems like any other emergency with backup plans, drills and simulated scenarios, and other proactive risk assessments and tools.
Automated End Times for Ordershttps://www.ecri.org/components/HRC/Pages/SAQ38.aspxAutomated End Times for Orders2017-02-27T00:00:00Z​The goal of automatic end times is to reduce unnecessarily prolonged treatment or medication regimens in order to prevent unintended consequences from lack of appropriate therapeutic reevaluation. However, a risk exists that the therapy will be automatically discontinued without the awareness of the appropriate provider.
Partnering for Transformation: Making a Positive Impact https://www.ecri.org/components/HRC/Pages/Proceedings2017.aspxPartnering for Transformation: Making a Positive Impact 2017-02-27T00:00:00Z​In its third annual meeting, The Partnership for Health IT and Patient Safety updated attendees on implementing and testing the recommendations included in the copy and paste toolkit, as well as the Partnership's new safe practice recommendations for the use of health IT in patient identification.
Ask ECRI: Obtaining Informed Consent for Treatment of Minorshttps://www.ecri.org/components/PPRM/Pages/AskECRI020117.aspxAsk ECRI: Obtaining Informed Consent for Treatment of Minors2017-02-01T00:00:00Z​A risk manager recently wrote to ECRI Institute seeking guidance on developing policies and procedures for obtaining informed consent from minors. The risk manager notes that, while considerable guidance is available in the literature on obtaining informed consent in adults, less is available regarding children.