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.
Infusion errors, faulty cleaning of devices and missed alarms are among ECRI’s annual list of dangers surrounding healthcare products for 2017.
This video demonstrates how ECRI Institute tests medical devices.
Complexity of design and frequency of use play a large role in how effectively scopes are reprocessed.
ECRI’s top 10 hazards list drew attention to technology issues, and device manufacturers should be communicating with hospitals to address the problems.