HMP’s Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging and ECRI Institute Announce Strategic Alliance

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Collaboration will advance the organizations’ shared mission to improve care and care delivery for older adults

HMP, a leader in healthcare events and education, today announced that its peer-reviewed publication, Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging® (ALTC), has formed a strategic alliance with ECRI Institute®, an independent nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve patient care by promoting the highest standards of safety, quality, and cost effectiveness in health care.

Through this alliance, readers of ALTC will benefit greatly from regular articles supplied by ECRI Institute on topics ranging from risk management, quality assurance and performance improvement (QAPI), to safety for persons served throughout the aging services continuum. In addition, ECRI Institute will gain significant reach into the long-term care community through ALTC’s robust print and digital distribution channels.

“We are very pleased to collaborate with ECRI Institute,” said Kara A. Rosania, MSc, editorial director, oncology and managed markets divisions, HMP. “The alliance will not only allow ALTC to offer more value to its readers, through a greater breadth of information on aging services and risk management, but will also increase ECRI’s visibility and impact in the long-term care field.”

The first ECRI Institute-generated content, an executive summary of the ECRI White Paper “Legal Discovery and QAPI: A Tale of Two Risks®,” appeared in the September/October 2017 print issue of ALTC. The summary was coauthored and facilitated by Victor Lane Rose, MBA, NHA, CPASRM, aging services operations manager, ECRI Institute. Mr. Rose joined the ALTC editorial advisory board earlier this year and facilitated the ECRI-ALTC alliance.

“This strategic alliance between ECRI Institute and ALTC is a relationship between two organizations with complementary missions who are joining together to facilitate innovative strategies for care improvement wherever opportunities emerge. Through this alliance, we aim to reach all long-term care stakeholders within the aging services continuum to help them reduce risk, prevent harm, and continuously improve care quality for persons served,” said Mr. Rose.

About Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging
Launched in 1993, Annals of Long-Term Care: Clinical Care and Aging® (ALTC) is a peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Geriatrics Society, featuring research and insights on the care and management of residents in long-term care settings. Published bi-monthly, the aim of the journal is to provide long-term care clinicians with timely, evidence-based, practical information that can be used to improve the care of their residents. Article topics include clinical diagnosis and management; quality improvement initiatives; care transitions; medication safety and deprescribing; prevention of hospital readmissions; and end-of-life care planning. To learn more, visit http://www.annalsoflongtermcare.com.

About HMP
HMP is the force behind Healthcare Made Practical—and is a multichannel leader in healthcare events and education, with a mission to improve patient care. The company produces accredited medical education events and clinically relevant, evidence-based content for the global healthcare community across a range of therapeutic areas. Its brands include Consultant, the monthly, award-winning journal relied upon by primary care providers; Psych Congress, the largest independent mental health meeting in the U.S.; EMS World Expo, North America's largest EMT and paramedic event; and the Symposium on Advanced Wound Care (SAWC), the largest wound care meeting in the world. HMP is supported by its lead investor, Susquehanna Growth Equity, LLC (SGE). For more information, visit http://www.hmpglobal.com.

About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute, a nonprofit health research organization, dedicates itself to increasing safety, reducing risk, and improving quality in healthcare settings worldwide. As pioneers in this science for 50 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Among ECRI Institute’s many mission-driven distinctions, the organization is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; maintains ECRI Institute PSO, which is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; and convenes and operates the Partnership for Health IT Patient Safety, a multi-stakeholder collaborative. To learn more, visit http://www.ecri.org.

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