ECRI Patient Safety

Our patient safety team drives improvements in safety working with healthcare delivery organizations and stakeholders across all settings of care. Named a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, ECRI has collected more than 3 million serious patient safety events and near-miss reports from over 1,800 healthcare providers around the country.

We study the events, determine causes, and research best practices. This information provides a rich evidence base that generates real-world solutions to complex safety problems. We disseminate lessons, guidance, and recommendations through alerts, in-person meetings, webinars, and newsletters.

Patient Safety Guidance

Quickly identify what can go wrong at your organization and take action to prevent harm. Turn data into real-world clinical, quality, and safety improvement measures with our guidance, assessments, and educational programs.