ECRI Institute Helps Healthcare Workers Eliminate Preventable, Serious Safety Events

In honor of Healthcare Risk Management Week, ECRI Institute, an independent, nonprofit organization that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, will provide special content on its Patient Safety Blog ( to help eliminate preventable serious safety events one healthcare professional at a time.
During the week of June 18-22, 2012, healthcare professionals can read and comment on daily posts to the blog. The exclusive content is being offered free and will cover risk management topics across the continuum of care, including:
- Healthcare Risk Management Week: A Chance to Justify Your Existence
- Demonstrating Value by Taking a Place at the Table
- Patient Safety Organizations: A Tool To Make Patient Safety Happen
Weve written often in the past couple years about how risk managers can demonstrate their value and to claim their voices in their organizations, says blog contributor Paul A. Anderson, director of risk management publications. During Healthcare Risk Management Week risk managers have a unique opportunity to do just thatnot just to senior leadership, but also to the frontline staff who are so critical to making sure that risk managers can do their jobs effectively.
The ECRI Institute blog provides timely, relevant information to help risk managers do their jobs and save time. ECRI Institute blog contributors offer posts on medical technology hazards and recalls, top risk management challenges, quality improvement recommendations, or findings from its work as a federally designated Patient Safety Organization.

ECRI Institute offers more free resources on the Patient Safety, Risk, and Quality Solution Center. The Solution Center contains resources that healthcare professionals can access for free throughout the year. In addition, ECRI Institute offers free eNewsletters that provide regular access to risk management, patient safety, health technology and emerging technology resources.