By ECRI Applying software patches to address security vulnerabilities within a device or system is considered a fundamental cybersecurity practice. For most types of equipment, the appropria... Read more
For long-time health technology management professionals, the COVID-19 outbreak – first detected in late 2019 – likely stirs memories of the SARS outbreak from 2003. Similar to COVID-19, sev... Read more
ECRI, an independent nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all health care settings worldwide, today released its Top 10 Patient Safety... Read more
Can a medical technology be too easy to use? It’s hard to imagine how that could be a problem – but it’s not too far from the truth when it comes to Hazard No. 2 in the 2020 edition of ECRI... Read more
Infection control and outbreak preparedness resources for hospitals and healthcare providers The World Health Organization named the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak a public health em... Read more
Closed-system transfer devices (CSTDs) are adapters that connect two medication vessels – syringes, vials or IV bags – to allow hazardous drugs (HDs) to be transferred between the vessels wi... Read more
ECRI Institute has recently tested and rated 21 patient lift models, focusing on issues of performance, workflow, and safety. The independent testing organization evaluated patient lifts tha... Read more
ECRI Institute recently released its list of the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020, highlighting the medical device hazards that the independent, nonprofit organization believes warr... Read more
By ECRI Despite the extraordinary efforts of legislators, grassroots organizations, and individual healthcare organizations nationwide to prevent accidents related to medical devices, proced... Read more
By ECRI PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—ECRI Institute identified surgical stapler misuse as the number one health technology hazard in its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020 report. “Injuries a... Read more
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