ECRI Institute is a totally independent nonprofit research agency designated as a Collaborating Center of the World Health Organization (WHO). Such organizations are appointed to contribute to WHO’s public health mission by providing specialized knowledge, expertise, and support in the health field to the WHO and its member nations. ECRI Institute is widely recognized as one of the world’s leading independent organizations committed to advancing the quality of healthcare with over 240 employees globally.
ECRI Institute is pleased to provide readers of ICU Management with sample information on Data Management Systems, designed for use in critical care from its Healthcare Product Comparison System (HPCS), which contains over 280 reports. The HPCS reports contain extensive information about the technology, its purpose, its principles of operation, stage of development specifications and reported problems. The Data Management Systems for critical care comparison charts include ECRI Institute’s ‘Recommended Specifications’ (generic templates) which can be used for comparison and tendering purposes. The comparative tables overleaf are extracted from ECRI’s 2005 database and have additionally been reviewed and updated by the respective manufacturers. Publication of all submitted data is not possible.
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