The threat of an attack is imminent. It is critical for medical devices and systems, as well as healthcare facilities to have the right safeguards in place.
With the accelerated adoption of many new technologies, ECRI’s annual health technology hazards list has been transformed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The non-profit organization states that 60–70% of KN95 masks tested do not filter 95% of aerosol particulates.
Stakeholders warn that more EtO facility closures could have a catastrophic result.
All of the issues that ECRI calls out on its list are preventable, so device manufacturers and healthcare providers should take serious note.
It’s time to embrace new technology and promote standardization to raise best practice protocols.
Hackers and their ability to access systems remotely and disrupt healthcare organizations are a key concern.
Healthcare facilities need to make sure they have enough personnel and equipment that can manage device reprocessing.
ECRI releases its top 10 list of health technology hazards for 2018.
The free resource recommends how hospitals can identify and safeguard medical device systems against an attack.