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ECRI Institute launches patient safety blog
Technology hazards discussed
ECRI Institute, a Plymouth Meeting, PA-based independent, nonprofit organization that researches approaches to improving patient care, announces the launch of its new Patient Safety Blog.
"Our goal is to inform, educate, and engage the health care community on a range of patient safety issues with attention-getting, to-the-point articles," says Ron Rothman, vice president of strategic planning and business development, ECRI Institute. "Ideally, we're hoping readers will respond actively to the blog's interactive format and that they will contribute perspectives on issues they're dealing with every day in a variety of health care settings."
Initial posts to ECRI Institute Patient Safety Blog addressed the Baxter infusion pump recall, disruptive physician behavior, medical error statistics, adverse event statistics, and other patient safety challenges.
ECRI Institute blog contributors will offer weekly posts on medical technology hazards and recalls, top risk management challenges, quality improvement recommendations, or findings from its works as a federally designated Patient Safety Organization.
Blog writers include patient safety, risk management and quality improvement professionals, physicians, nurses, clinical engineers, medical device experts, and others. Readers are encouraged to comment on each of the blog posts.
The new ECRI Institute Patient Safety blog can be found at www.ecri.org/blog.