ECRI Looks at Best Practices for Reducing Risk, Improving Patient Safety

Assessing Patient Safety

The Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing applied scientific research to enable improvement of patient care. The organization is a designated Evidence-Based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and listed as a federal Patient Safety Organization by HHS.

The institute provides research papers and hosts the occasional live webinar.  You can attend their next event, just rescheduled due to Hurricane Sandy, on November 20th.

Physician Practice: Strategies for Reducing Risk and Improving Patient Safety
November 20, 2:30 – 3:30 Eastern
Overview:  Addressing common risk areas and strategies to help reduce risk and improve patient safety in physician practices, this ECRI Institute webinar is designed to help practices:

  • Identify the most common risks identified in ECRI Institute Patient Safety and Risk Assessments of Physician Offices
  • Recognize key strategies for improving patient safety and reducing risks in the Physician Practice
  • Identify important strategies to improve communication among healthcare providers

Panelists for this webinar include:
Barbara G. Rebold, RN, MS, CPHQ, Director of Operations, ECRI Institute
Karen Zimmer, MD, MPH, FAAP, Medical Director, ECRI Institute

According to the website, the webinar is intended for hospital risk managers, patient safety staff, physicians and other clinical staff.

Register or learn more about the program.