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Four Rivers Software Systems and ECRI Institute Announce New, Real-Time Interfaces to Improve Inventory Management and Patient Safety Alert and Recall Tracking

PITTSBURGH and PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., March 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Four Rivers Software Systems, a leading provider of Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) for the healthcare industry and ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, announce the availability of new, real-time interfaces for their inventory management and hazard and recall alert applications.

This new integration offers hospitals new interfaces between:

-- Four Rivers' TMS(R) and ECRI Institute's Universal Medical Device

Nomenclature System(TM)(UMDNS(TM)), Health Devices International

Sourcebase manufacturer codes, and Alerts Tracker(TM), a Web-based,

automated patient safety system for alert and recall management -that

offers efficient inventory management and more effective response to

alerts and recalls.

-- Four Rivers' TMS(R) and ECRI Institute's UMDNS and Sourcebase

manufacturer codes-for easier, faster and more accurate capital

equipment inventory control.

More effective response to patient safety alerts and recalls

For healthcare facilities using both Alerts Tracker and TMS, the new interface simplifies the process of effectively responding to hazard and recall alerts. The interface allows users to quickly determine whether equipment involved in a hazard or recall alert is in their inventories and provides the necessary steps required to respond to an alert.

"Because these two products can now be integrated, users are able to look up ECRI Institute codes from within TMS via a real-time link to ECRI Institute's web data," says James P. Keller, Vice President, Health Technology Evaluation and Safety, ECRI Institute. "Healthcare facility clinical engineers will save a tremendous amount of time managing equipment. And importantly, they can more effectively respond to hazard and recall alerts."

Alerts Tracker utilizes information from a number of sources, including ECRI Institute's problem reporting investigations and medical device and drug recall information gathered from its extensive databases and resources, as well as from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, manufacturers, and other sources. The alerts, hazards, and action items are then electronically distributed directly to appropriate staff.

More efficient capital equipment inventory control

Many healthcare organizations use TMS to manage capital equipment inventories, as well as to track and distribute the associated maintenance activities. With the new interface between TMS and ECRI Institute's UMDNS and Health Devices International Sourcebase, healthcare facilities can now seamlessly access medical device and manufacturer codes directly from the TMS application. Previously, existing TMS and ECRI Institute subscribers were required to work between two applications to locate, enter, and update their inventories.

"Healthcare facilities need to standardize on device, model, and manufacturer codes to enable the most efficient use of their TMS database," said Henry Wilde, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Four Rivers Software Systems. "Many of our customers have chosen ECRI Institute's Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System (UMDNS) and Sourcebase manufacturer codes for this purpose."

For more information on this new integration please visit the Four Rivers Software Systems website at:

About ECRI Institute

ECRI Institute (formerly ECRI), a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to uncover the best approaches to improving patient care. As a pioneer in this science for nearly 40 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. ECRI Institute is designated a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization and an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. For more information, visit

About Four Rivers Software Systems, Inc.

Four Rivers Software Systems, Inc. ( is the leading provider of computerized support services solutions for healthcare clinical engineering and facilities departments. The TMS product family includes TMS Enterprise, TMS OnLine, TMS Locator, TMS WorkGroup, and TMS Mobile.


Laurie D. Menyo

ECRI Institute

610-825-6000 x5310

M. Lynn O'Donnell

Four Rivers Software Systems


TMS is a registered trademark of Four Rivers Software Systems, Inc.

Universal Medical Device Nomenclature System is a trademark of ECRI Institute.

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