ECRI Institute announced plans this week to continue providing the centralized source of medical guidelines originally offered by the now-shuttered National Guideline Clearinghouse.
According to a press release, The nonprofit was called upon by the government 20 years ago to develop and manage NGC.
“ECRI Institute’s team of highly-trained guideline and measure experts are taking the lead to ensure the global healthcare community has access to guidelines,” ECRI Institute Health Technology Assessment Consulting Services Director Karen Schoelles said in a statement.
An interim website is scheduled to launch some time this fall, per the press release, and will implement “many additional features planned for the near future.”
The website will offer users the ability to search and pull ECRI’s summarizations of clinical guidelines from hundreds of guideline developers.
“Not all guidelines are created equal,” ECRI Institute Medical Director Jane Jue said in a statement. “Clinicians want to know what stands behind a particular recommendation, and whether they can trust that recommendation. Trustworthy guidance is the real value that we will be providing.”