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IT Management

ECRI: Risks in Health Technology 2021

2021 29 Jan

ECRI has released its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list for 2021 outlining the potential sources of danger especially in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and offering some recommendations for minimising the risks.   You might also like: Patient Responsibility for Following up on Test Results   The list, which has been published... Read more

ICU Management

Required and preferred scanner features for different ultrasound applications

2019 24 Jan

Executive summary Minimum requirements, preferred features, and other advantageous features are identified for ultrasound systems for common exam types. Ultrasound is used for a wide variety of clinical applications, each requiring a somewhat different set of sonographic capabilities. A scanner's array of available features is a key... Read more

Executive Health Management

Patient responsibility for following up on test results

2019 21 Jan

A risk manager recently asked for guidance on the patient's responsibility in following up on the results of tests that have been ordered. In our response, we note that providers are responsible for reviewing and following up on the results of the tests they order. That responsibility typically includes ensuring that results that require... Read more

ICU Management

Dr. Marcus Schabacker Named ECRI Institute's New Chief Executive Officer and President

2017 27 Dec

ECRI Institute's Board of Trustees announces the appointment of Marcus Schabacker, MD, PhD, as the new Chief Executive Officer and President. Dr. Schabacker is a board-certified Anesthesiologist and Intensive Care specialist with more than 25 years of health care experience in complex global environments, and more than 18 years of senior leadership... Read more

IT Management

ECRI: Top 10 Healthcare Innovations for 2017

2017 17 Jan

New technologies are made available with a view to improving patient care as well as reducing costs. For healthcare executives, deciding what to bring into their hospitals – and what to keep out – may not be easy. See Also : Health Tech to Watch in 2017   "Navigating new technologies is one of the biggest challenges we hear... Read more

Health Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 13 Nov

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Health Management

Automated External Defibrillators

2016 13 Nov

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Cardiac arrest, or the sudden and abrupt loss of heart function, is a leading cause of death in the United States.According to the American Heart Association (AHA), about 326,200 out-of-hospital cases of sudden cardiac arrests occur annually in the United States; less than 10% of those victims survive (Mozaffarian et al. 2015).... Read more

Health Management

Dose Creep: Unnoticed Variations in Diagnostic Radiation Exposures

2015 11 May

ECRI’s Top 10 Health Hazards 2015 (ECRI 2014) lists at no. 7 “dose creep”, which is a pattern of radiation exposure levels (ie, dose) being increased by clinicians over time in an attempt to achieve better image quality in diagnostic radiography. Although it is unlikely to result in immediate harm, it’s an insidious problem that can have long-term... Read more