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ECRI is a total ly independent non profit research agency designated as a Collaborating Centre of the World Health Organization (WHO) . Such organisations are appointed to contribute to WHO’s publ ic health mission by providing special ised knowledge, exper tise, and suppor t in the health field to the WHO and its member nations. ECRI i s widely recognised as one of the world’s leading independent organisations committed to advancing the qual ity of healthcare with over 240 employees globally.
ECRI’s focus is medical device technology, healthcare risk and quality management, and health technology assessment. It provides information services and technical assistance to more than 5,000 hospitals, healthcare organizations, ministries of health, government and planning agencies, voluntary sector organizations and accrediting agencies worldwide. Its databases (over 30), publications, information services and technical assistance services set the standard for the healthcare community.
Amongst its many products and services ECRI is pleased to provide readers of IMAGING Management with sample information on Cardiac Ultrasonic Scanning Systems designed for use in medical imaging from its Healthcare Product Comparison Chart 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 and reported problems.
This extract from our database contains model by model specifications for easy assessment and review. The Cardiac Ultrasonic Scanning Systems Product Comparison Chart includes ECRI’s ‘Recommended specifications’ (generic templates) which can be used for comparison and tendering purposes. All of ECRI’s products and services are available through the European Office, addressing the special requirements of Europe and the UK. Utilising some of the world’s largest health related databases, help, support and guidance can be given to our European clients at a local level.