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ECRI Institute Celebrates National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recognition of National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week, Oct. 2-8, 2011, ECRI Institute® (, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, is providing a free download of its new Infographic on  OR Integration.


National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week is dedicated to celebrating resource and materials management professionals for their outstanding contributions to healthcare and the overall success of the supply chain.

"Materials management and supply chain professionals play a key role in delivering quality, cost-effective patient care throughout the healthcare industry," says Jennifer Myers, ECRI Institute's Vice President of SELECT Health Technology Services.

ECRI Institute's new Infographic can help materials managers who are making the decision to implement OR integration and speed up the process of garnering approval from their value analysis teams and executive staff. Providing objective, price-paid data from the new SELECTplus™ Market Analytics tool, it illustrates three typical OR Integration scenarios, market interest and pricing information, cost-saving tips and ROI information.

For more information about ECRI Institute's SELECT health technology services, to subscribe to one of our free eNewsletters, or for information about other products and services, contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891; by e-mail at; or by fax at (610) 834-1275.    

ECRI Institute (, a nonprofit organization, brings the discipline of applied scientific research to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best, all to enable health care organizations to improve patient care. As pioneers in this science, they pride themselves in having the unique ability to marry practical experience and uncompromising independence with the thoroughness and objectivity of evidence-based research. ECRI Institute is designated as an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook ( and on Twitter (

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