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December 2019

ISMP and ECRI Institute Join Forces



Two of the most trusted and respected patient safety organizations have agreed to join forces. ISMP (Institute for Safe Medication Practices) and ECRI Institute announced on November 13, 2019 an affiliation agreement, which is expected to become effective January 2, 2020 (ISMP 2019). ISMP will become an ECRI Institute subsidiary, Current leadership of both organizations is expected to remain active after the affiliation becomes formalized.


The two nonprofit organizations have long been pillars of the patient safety movement. While both organizations will retain their core missions, it is expected that their pooled resources will allow them to share even more vital information with the healthcare community.


Our best wishes to both organizations. Continue the great work you’ve been doing for years!






ISMP (Institute for Safe Medication Practices). ECRI Institute and Institute for Safe Medication Practices Join Forces to Enhance Patient Safety. ISMP News Release November 13, 2019



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