Navigation Links
ECRI Institute PSO Chosen by Tennessee Hospital Association for Patient Safety Services

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization (PSO) today announces an agreement to provide patient safety services to the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety established by the Tennessee Hospital Association. ECRI Institute PSO will support the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety with a patient safety data collection and reporting system and by analyzing adverse events and other information from participating hospitals and health systems. This pioneering initiative will improve the quality and safety of healthcare services delivered throughout Tennessee.

"We selected ECRI Institute PSO because of its extensive experience in analyzing patient safety data and development of practical information to help providers improve the process of delivering care," Craig A. Becker, president of the Tennessee Hospital Association.  

The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety PSO will collect, aggregate and analyze serious patient safety events within a protected environment. Member education and training conferences will begin this month.

"Providers will be able to voluntarily share serious adverse event quality and patient safety information, learn from aggregate and facility-specific root cause analyses and best practices, and protect patients from harm through shared learning," stated Tennessee's Becker.  

"We're pleased to see the strong leadership role that the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety is taking in improving patient safety through the sharing of data," says Ronni Solomon, executive vice president and general counsel, ECRI Institute. "We look forward to providing the analyses and data to help them learn from and reduce adverse events."

The ECRI Institute patient safety analytics team, with experience handling more than 1 million adverse event reports, comprises an interdisciplinary patient safety staff of physicians, nurses, biomedical engineers, instructional designers, and quality, legal, and risk management professionals. Their external advisory group includes physicians, lawyers, and senior executives at hospitals and health care associations.

ECRI Institute PSO uses a Web-based patient safety reporting system to capture patient safety data in a standardized manner compatible with the common data formats published by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and National Quality Forum serious reportable events.

ECRI Institute PSO supports numerous state-based PSO programs as well as hospitals, health systems, and other provider organizations nationwide.

For information about the ECRI Institute Patient Safety Organization, visit, e-mail, call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5389, or write to us at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462.

About the Tennessee Center for Patient Safety

The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety (TCPS) was listed as a patient safety organization (PSO) and certified by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality as a PSO in July 2009. The TCPS is a component of the Tennessee Hospital Association's not-for-profit Tennessee Hospital Education and Research Foundation . The goal of the TCPS is to advance the adoption of proven strategies to improve the reliability, safety, and quality of care received by patients in Tennessee hospitals. In furtherance of this goal, the TCPS has developed a robust patient safety evaluation system to allow providers to voluntarily share serious adverse event quality and patient safety information, learn from aggregate and facility-specific root cause analyses and best practices, and protect patients from harm through evidence-based solutions. For more information, visit  

About ECRI Institute

For 40 years, ECRI Institute's work in patient safety, adverse event reporting and analysis, and development of recommendations has improved patient care at hospitals and other providers around the world. The ECRI Institute PSO -- Patient Safety Organization -- is a component of ECRI Institute, a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to improving the safety, quality and cost-effectiveness of patient care. ECRI Institute has a long history of investigating events and publishing authoritative risk reduction strategies. ECRI Institute is designated as an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and a Collaborating Center for Patient Safety, Risk Management and Healthcare Technology by the World Health Organization. ECRI Institute developed and implements the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Reporting System, a mandatory error and near-miss reporting program for Pennsylvania hospitals and other health care facilities, under contract to the Pennsylvania Patient Safety Authority, winner of the 2006 John M. Eisenberg Award. For more information, visit

Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Sarasotas Roskamp Institute Releases Study Defining a Mechanism for Development of Obesity and the Metabolic Syndrome, Forerunners of Type 2 Diabetes
2. Sports Legacy Institute Announces Findings of Forensic Examinations on Wrestler Chris Benoits Brain
3. Diabetes Research Institute Invention Promotes Growth of Stem Cells into Insulin-Producing Cells
4. Spine Institute of Louisiana Offers Cervical Spine Motion Preservation as an Alternative to Fusion Surgery
5. Trana Discovery and Southern Research Institute Announce the First RNA-RNA High Throughput Drug Screening Assay Platform for HIV Antivirals
6. Video: The Arizona Heart Institute Announces the Largest Worldwide Experience with Endoluminal Grafting to Treat Thoracic Aortic Aneurysms and Related Pathologies
7. Virogenomics, Inc. Awarded $2 Million National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Technology Program Grant to Develop Integrated Diagnostic Biosensors
8. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute Announce Groundbreaking Partnership to Accelerate Drug Approvals
9. American Meat Institute Calls WCRF Panel Recommendations on Meat Consumption Extreme and Unfounded
10. SAIC Awarded Malaria Vaccine Production Support Contract Extension by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
11. American Legion Anticipates Institute of Medicine Report on Gulf War Veterans
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... UPPSALA, Sverige, December 1, 2015 ... Breast Cancer Study Group (IBCSG, Bern ... att ingå i en klinisk studie av palbociclib, ... --> Studien, med namn PYTHIA, ... med anti-hormonella läkemedel i kombination med palbociclib, som ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... MAPLE GROVE, Minn. and BASEL, ... Upsher-Smith Laboratories, Inc. (Upsher-Smith), through its wholly-owned ... for the further development of a novel, oral small ... cell-adhesion molecule that may be effective in the treatment ... Phase II clinical development. --> ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... Dec. 1, 2015 Express Scripts (NASDAQ: ESRX ... IMMY ) to drive access to a low-cost alternative ... of toxoplasmosis that has been recently priced out of reach ... immune systems. --> --> ... leucovorin (a form of folic acid) for $1 per capsule for ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Lutronic, a leading innovator ... the latest addition to the devices for sale in the United States. Clarity ... and long-pulsed 1064 nm Nd:YAG lasers, into a single platform that is easy to ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... has selected 10 semi-finalists to head to Las Vegas for CES 2016, the world’s ... including CEO of Consumer Technology Association Gary Shapiro, Founding Partner of Pacific Investments Veronica ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Nurotron Biotechnology Co., Ltd., maker of cochlear implant systems, has ... The order will be from the China Disabled Persons’ Federation, a central government association, ... solution for children and adults suffering from severe and profound hearing loss . ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... Tympani Inc., announced ... (ATP) status from Cisco. This designation recognizes Tympani as having fulfilled the training ... solutions targeted to the high-end enterprise contact center marketplace. , Ed Kapelinski, President ...
(Date:11/30/2015)... , ... November 30, 2015 , ... Trevor and Taylor ... as they play for the chance to represent the United States. This hybrid ... to be a part of their journey in addition to offering corporate sponsors with ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):