ECRI Strategies

ECRI Strategies

While the concept of “behavioral health” emerged over 40 years ago, the meaning of this phrase has evolved. Today, many people think of behavioral health as synonymous with mental health, but there is a subtle difference between the 2 terms.

ECRI Institute advises organizations to take an approach that combines setting realistic expectations, encouraging use of advance directives, and training staff to reduce all of these risks.

Organizational processes that lead to mismatches are potential root causes that can manifest as many different types of problems throughout any care and service delivery system. 

Picture-taking and other forms of imaging and recording are commonplace in long-term care (LTC) facilities, and risks abound from potential violations of the privacy and security rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), lawsuits alleging breach or invasion of privacy, and unwanted media attention.

Fifty percent of NH residents have significant cognitive impairments, such as Alzheimer disease, and many do not have relatives living nearby who can monitor their health and safety. 

Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, FCPP, CPASRM, discusses ECRI Institute’s annual Top 10 list of patient safety concerns which helps organizations around the world and across the continuum of care identify looming patient safety challenges and offers suggestions and resources for addressing them.

Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, FCPP, CPASRM, discusses evidence-based protocols that care facilities can implement to enhance their palliative care services, including potential frameworks and benchmarks for performance improvement.

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Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, FCPP, CPASRM, ECRI Institute, discusses the unique infection control concerns that long-term care facilities pose to care professionals and how infection prevention and control can make a difference. 

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Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, CPASRM, discusses the shift in geriatric care from quality assessment and assurance (QAA) to quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI) as it becomes a regulatory reality for providers across the aging services continuum, affecting both home health and nursing providers.