PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—The Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report that raised the bar for clinical guidelines, with the aim of making them more trustworthy and easier to use. Helping the experts who develop or contribute to developing or implementing guidelines that meet this new bar is a priority for ECRI Institute.

On April 8, 2015, they’ll share their expertise in a free educational webinar, “Creating Evidence-based Guidelines in 2015.” The CME-eligible webinar will offer strategies to help developers meet the IOM's Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines.

During the 90-minute program, experts from ECRI Institute’s Health Technology Assessment service will answer the following questions:

  • How do the recent changes by the Institute of Medicine affect guideline development?
  • How should my team approach systematic reviews?
  • How can we assess the evidence to build trustworthy guidelines?


  • Vivian Coates, MBA, Vice President, ECRI Institute
  • James Reston, PhD, MPH, Associate Director, Health Technology Assessment, ECRI Institute
  • Stacey Uhl, MSS, Senior Research Analyst, Health Technology Assessment, ECRI Institute

During the Q&A session, there will be ample time to communicate with the panel about guideline development, from establishing a transparent process to defining the scope of a guideline to creating recommendations.

This webinar is for physicians, nurses, methodologists, research librarians, and other professionals who work in the areas of clinical guideline development, comparative effectiveness research, coverage and policy development, medical affairs, outcomes research, and patient-reported outcomes research.

ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). The Institute is also contracted by AHRQ to operate, maintain, and enhance the National Guideline Clearinghouse and National Quality Measures Clearinghouse. (This webinar is not affiliated with AHRQ or the clearinghouses.)

This live activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). ECRI Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ECRI Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The webinar is free of charge. To learn more or to register, please visit the website or contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5889; by e-mail at; by fax at (610) 834-0240; or by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462. ECRI Institute also offers free resources in our free eNewsletters.


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About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute (, a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best to enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for more than 45 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

For more information, contact:
Laurie Menyo, Director of Public Relations
(610) 825-6000, ext. 5310