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Since 1997, ECRI Institute has reviewed and summarized nearly 10,000 clinical practice guidelines, and knows the processes for ensuring trustworthiness and implementability of guidelines.

ECRI Institute has also served as the sole prime contractor to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for developing, maintaining, and enhancing the National Guideline Clearinghouse™ and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse™.

We're Ready to Help You with Your Guideline Needs

Whether you need to conduct literature searches or systematic reviews, develop guidelines that meet Institute of Medicine standards for trustworthiness, or implement guidelines or quality measures via clinical decision support systems, ECRI Institute is uniquely qualified to offer you highly customized assistance through:

  • Process improvement. Enhance your current guideline development processes with an unbiased assessment that offers strategies and recommendations for developing new guidelines or updating existing ones.
  • Custom methodology training and workshops. Stay current on best practices for formulating key research questions, interpreting statistics, evaluating risk of bias, grading strength of evidence, and other pertinent topics.
  • Systematic review and other methodology support. Underpin your guideline recommendations with a comprehensive systematic review of the clinical evidence to support your new guidelines, or to update or reaffirm your existing guidelines.

Implement Your Guidelines into EHRs/EMRs

Get your current guidelines appraised for implementability and convert narrative guideline recommendations into computer-actionable decision rules. We can help with using clinical terminology standards to support implementation across vendors, and convert recommendations into electronic quality measures.

Tackle Your Guideline Challenges

Learn more about how you can power your guideline development needs with evidence. Contact us at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5334 or htais@ecri.org.

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    Heddy Hubbard, Associate Executive Director, American Urological Association

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