ECRI Institute’s Health Devices engineering team recently completed an evaluation of three automated whole-breast ultrasound scanners. This excerpt from the published study describes some of... Read more
Each year, ECRI Institute presents its annual Health Devices Achievement Award to the member facility that has carried out the most exceptional initiative to improve patient safety, reduce c... Read more
In 2013, the Washington Post (among other news outlets) reported that Vice President Dick Cheney’s cardiac pacemaker had its wireless capabilities disabled when implanted in 2007 to eliminat... Read more
Next-generation pacemakers in development are less than 10% the size of conventional pacemakers, leadless, and do not require surgery to implant. These self-contained devices house a battery... Read more
What does 2016 herald, given that 2015 was another big year in medical technology? A Hospira SymbiqTM infusion pump was hacked. Drug costs soared, not only for novel new drugs, but also for... Read more
The failure to adequately reprocess contaminated instruments – that is, to clean and disinfect or sterilize them – before using them on subsequent patients can lead to the spread of deadly p... Read more
Every year hospitals are blindsided and patients are harmed by unexpected health technology hazards. Medical technology is intended to improve patient care, but even the best of technology –... Read more
Is telehealth – or telemedicine – finally about to break free of the return-on-investment concerns that hobbled its use? After all, many hospitals have been participating in a telestroke pro... Read more
Technologies in health care are rapidly changing and hospitals need to have great foresight in order to plan appropriately for them. One of the areas where ECRI Institute sees movement towar... Read more
Battles may be lost or won on the hospital-acquired infection (HAI) front, but the war wages on as pathogens mutate to resist the latest antibiotics and disinfectants. HAIs are a significant... Read more
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