What is the purpose of ECRI?

ECRI (originally founded as Emergency Care Research Institute) is an independent nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings worldwide.

What is ECRI analysis?

ECRI’s Value Analysis Workflow integrates pricing and utilization analytics, evidence-based assessments, and comparative product evaluations to reduce clinical spend and enhance patient outcomes. The cloud-based project management tool includes three major enhancements: 1. Visual workflow.

What kind of services and solutions does ECRI provide?

Evidence-Based Medicine: providing clinical evidence to inform and support decisions on the effectiveness of medical technologies, procedures, genetic tests, and clinical practice guidelines. Technology Decision Support: arming hospital systems with unbiased insights, so they can optimize their supply chain.

What is a federal patient safety organization?

Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) conduct activities to improve the safety and quality of patient care.


The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services formally designated ECRI as a PSO in 2008.

What is ECRI education?

Program Information Enhanced Core Reading Instruction (ECRI) is a multi-tiered reading intervention for kindergarten, first and second grade designed to meet the learning needs of students at-risk in reading.

What is ECRI index?

Filters. An index, released each Friday by the Economic Cycle Research Institute, that identifies turning points in the economic cycle that are indicated by pronounced changes in the index.

How many PSO are there?

There are 95 PSOs in 34 States and the District of Columbia. This map shows the physical location of each PSO. All PSOs can operate nationally regardless of their home state.

What are the benefits for providers who use PSO model?

Benefits of working with a PSO include:

  • Protections for patient safety and quality improvement information.
  • All types of licensed or certified healthcare facilities and clinicians can benefit.
  • Protections are nationwide and uniform.
  • Increased event data volume.
  • Customizable provider arrangements.


In addition, ISMP now is certified as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

What are two of the top 10 safety concerns for hospitals?

Rounding out the list of patient safety concerns for 2020 are the following:

  • Diagnostic errors.
  • Maternal health.
  • Early recognition of behavioral health needs.
  • Responding to and learning from device problems.
  • Device cleaning, disinfection and sterilization.
  • Standardizing safety across the healthcare system.

Is ECRI structured literacy?

ECRI provides instruction for teachers to teach reading, oral language, spelling, comprehension, study skills, literature, creative writing, and other activities in a highly structured, systematic pattern that ensures mastery.