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Health Devices Journals
ECRI Institute's monthly Health Devices journal features product test results and ratings, technology purchasing guidance, educational resources, and product safety information to help you buy, manage, and use healthcare technology more effectively.
The journal provides independent, objective judgment for selecting, purchasing, managing, and using medical devices, equipment, and systems.
Published since 1971, this monthly journal functions as an information clearinghouse for hazards and deficiencies in medical devices. Health Devices encourages the improvement of medical devices through an informed marketplace.
NOTE: Starting in January 2014, Health Devices will no longer be available in a printed journal format. The content will be available online through membership in Health Devices System. Past issues will continue to be available for purchase.
||Health Devices Goes Online-only in January, and more.|
||Special Edition: The
“2014 Top 10 List of Health Technology Hazards" (buy for $100)|
||Ratings for Eight Physiologic Monitoring Systems, and more.|
||Ratings for Six Portable Ultrasound Scanners, and more.|
||Alarm Management as a National Patient Safety Goal, and more. |
||Integrating Infusion Pumps with Information Systems, and more. |
||Reviewing the Evidence on Four Cardiac Output Monitoring Systems, and more.|
for Three Wireless Digital Radiography Systems, and more. |
||Recognizing and Reporting Health-IT-related Safety Events, and more. |
||Comparing Cardiac Rhythm Management (CRM) Device Features, and more.|
||MR-Conditional Physiologic Monitors and Infusion Pumps, and more.|
||Deciding if Robotic Surgery is Right for Your Facility, and more.|
||Evaluation: Large-Volume Infusion Pumps, and more.|
||Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2013, and more.|
||Developing Safe Smartphone Policies for Healthcare Facilities, and more.|
||Wireless Digital Radiography Systems: A Look at Products from Six Suppliers, and more.|
||Three New Technologies for Optimizing CT Dose, and more.|
||Sweet 16: 16-Channel CT Systems Mix Functionality and Affordability, and more.|
||The Big Picture: A Focus on Medical Video Equipment Needs, and more. |
||Interfacing Monitoring Systems with Ventilators: How Well Do They
Communicate Alarms?, and more.|
Medical Devices with Electronic Medical Records, and more.|
||Cut Costs on Hips and Other Physician Preference Items, |
||Cardiac Rhythm Management Devices, and more.|
||Safe Patient Handling Programs, and and more. |
|2011 Health Devices issues available for purchase ($285 each)
||2011 Health Devices Topics Covered ($285 each)|
of Fresh Air: Our Evaluation of 10 Intensive Care Ventilators, and more.
||Top 10 Technology Hazards for 2012: The Risks That Should Be at the Top of Your Prevention List, and more.|
Physiologic Monitoring: A Guide to Networking Your Monitoring Systems, and more.
Vital Signs Monitoring Systems: A Look at Seven Monitors and Their Connectivity Solutions, and more.
Up and Running: Choosing the Right Equipment Service Option, and more.
Cassette-Size Digital Radiography Detectors: A Better Way to Make the Switch to DR, and more.
Future Shock: Proposed NFPA 99 Wet Location Revision Revives a Bad Idea, and more.
|Enhanced Environmental Disinfection Systems: Can They Help You Reduce Infection Rates, and more. |
External Manual Defibrillators: Focus on the Physio-Control Lifepak 15, and more.
Siemens Somatom Definition Flash: The Latest in Dual-Source CT, and more.
Patient-Controlled Analgesic Infusion Pumps: Making a Painless Purchase, and more.
Ferromagnetic Detectors: Which Systems Are the Most Attractive, and more.
||2010 Health Devices Topics Covered|
In a Heartbeat: Our Review of Two Intrapartum Fetal Monitors, and more.
Surgical Lights: An Illuminating Look at the LED Marketplace, and more.
Elastomeric Pain Pumps: Pain Relief for Ambulatory Patients, and more.
Real-Time Locating Systems: A Focus on Tags and Platform Components, and more.
Critical Care Beds: Providing Needed Support for ICU Patient, and more.
Magnetic Resonance Systems: A Look at the Whole Field, and more.
Angiography Contrast Injector Safety: Visualizing the Marketplace, and more.
Safety Features on CT Contrast Injectors: Enhancing Patient Protection, and more.
CT Radiation Dose: Understanding and Controlling the Risks, and more.
Portable/Transport Ventilators: Breathe Easier, and more.
Surgical Video Systems—Scoping Out Models from Four Manufacturers, and more.
CT Radiation Dose: Controlling the Risk. Learn More
2009 Health Devices Topics Covered
||Large-Volume Infusion Pumps Evaluation, and more.
|| External Manual Defibrillators Evaluation, and more.