Risk Assessments

Identify patient safety risks with web-based surveys and dashboards

Keeping patients and staff safe is a top priority for every healthcare organization. Leaders must be vigilant in continually monitoring, measuring, and improving risk, as well as identifying processes, environments, cultures and other factors affecting patient safety and organizational performance.

ECRI’s Risk Assessments provide an efficient web-based solution for conducting such evaluations. These assessments collect multidisciplinary safety perspectives—from front-line workers to the executive suite—with reporting and analysis dashboards to help identify opportunities for improvement.

Patient safety culture assessments

ECRI offers surveys that focus on the overall safety culture of hospitals, medical offices, ambulatory surgery centers, and nursing homes. ECRI uses the Surveys on Patient Safety Culture (SOPS™) developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). These surveys cover fundamental areas, such as communication, teamwork, and organizational learning. Each also addresses facility-specific concerns. Hear more about measuring the culture of safety during our recent podcast.

Guided assessments

ECRI offers self-guided evaluations to standardize the review process to easily aggregate data and more accurately identify risks. Insurers and healthcare organization may use the Risk Assessment - Medical Office and Risk Assessment – Comprehensive Hospital to streamline policy review, interviews, and walkarounds for an unbiased evaluation of risks.

Through automated report generation, hospitals, medical offices, and insurance and risk management firms can compare data to identify strengths and opportunities for improvement in facilities and health systems.

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