Evaluations and Guidance

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Backed by independent analysis and onsite laboratory testing, Health Devices offers in-depth comparative equipment evaluations, product ratings, patient safety alerts, and expert guidance to inform your purchasing decisions. 

Evaluations are performed by our team of technology management experts, including biomedical/clinical engineering professionals, clinicians, and medical physicists. Recent evaluations addressed:

  • Infusion pumps
  • Premium CT systems
  • Surgical video systems
  • Vital signs monitors
  • Motorized-drive stretchers

We offer expert guidance and objective recommendations on current technology issues like alarms, health IT, robotic surgery, radiation hazards, and much more.

Evaluations and guidance are a key component of our Health Devices System, Health Devices Gold, and SELECTplus memberships.

 Sample Evaluations and Guidance



Checklist: Equipment-Related Preparedness for Ebolahttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/Checklist-Equipment-Related-Preparedness-for-Ebola.aspxChecklist: Equipment-Related Preparedness for Ebola11/12/2014 12:00:00 AM​If your hospital has to treat patients with Ebola, there are a host of equipment-related issues to address to keep your staff and patients safe. Here's a look at the most important ones.
Choosing Disinfecting Agents for Decontaminating Ebola-Exposed Medical Deviceshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/Disinfecting-Agents-for-Ebola-Exposed-Devices.aspxChoosing Disinfecting Agents for Decontaminating Ebola-Exposed Medical Devices10/27/2014 12:00:00 AM​​If a patient with Ebola virus disease presented at your facility, would you know how to properly decontaminate the devices used in the patient's treatment? Here are CDC's and ECRI Institute's recommendations.
Christiana Care Health System Wins 2014 Health Devices Achievement Awardhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/Christiana-Care-Health-System-Wins-2014-Health-Devices-Achievement-Award.aspxChristiana Care Health System Wins 2014 Health Devices Achievement Award9/24/2014 12:00:00 AM​Christiana Care Health System has been named the winner of the 2014 Health Devices Achievement Award in recognition of its cardiac telemetry redesign initiative, which is estimated to save the health system $4.8 million per year.