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An unbiased, evidence-based service that strengthens your value analysis process

Do you take months to implement product changes? Are your clinicians disconnected from the decision-making process? Do you lack the resources to conduct unbiased research on supply items and implants?
Turbocharge your value analysis process
ValueGuide™, ECRI Institute’s new value analysis service, strengthens your process with concierge-style assistance backed by independent, evidence-based research.
Get personalized support from a dedicated research analyst
You'll be paired with a knowledgable analyst who will take the research burden off your shoulders by summarizing ECRI Institute’s collective knowledge into concise reports, showing you how your decisions on product requests, from premium orthopedic implants to exam gloves, can impact patient outcomes—and your bottom line.

Custom analyses help guide your purchasing decisions
Our ValueGuide reports summarize relevant clinical, financial, safety, and 
reimbursement data—four areas critical to the success of any value analysis process:

  • Clinical. Get a clear view of the evidence that supports or refutes the clinical, operational, or other claims made for a technology based on research by our Evidence-based Practice Center staff.
  • Financial. Quickly see the cost and reimbursement consequences of adopting new products or changing vendors. Identify spend reduction opportunities using
    our robust benchmarking data on real prices paid for more than 1.5 million supply items and implants.
  • Safety. Be forewarned about any reported problems, recalls, or alerts related to new products under consideration. Tap into our expert guidance from comparative evaluations of medical devices.
  • Reimbursement. A complete overview of national and private coverage policies, recommended coding, and payment information.
On-site support and best practices
As part of our custom concierge service, we interview key stakeholders, attend committee meetings, and review your value analysis materials, offering you best practice recommendations. Each year, we meet with you to help ensure that you’ve accomplished your goals with each product change or vendor switch.
How can we help you?
To learn more about ValueGuide, contact Tim Browne at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5118, or e-mail

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“Baptist Health’s relationship with ECRI Institute is a key strategy to promote best practices, patient/staff safety, quality improvement, and cost reduction in our value analysis process.”

Stan Swedberg
Vice President for Supply Chain
Baptist Health