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

 

 

Ransomware Attacks: How to Protect Your Medical Device Systemshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/Ransomware-Attacks-How-to-Protect-Your-Systems.aspxRansomware Attacks: How to Protect Your Medical Device Systems5/18/2017 12:00:00 AM ​Ransomware attacks can damage hospital operations and disrupt patient care. Medical device systems operating on Microsoft are vulnerable to such attacks. Here's a list of steps you can take to help protect them.
Improving IPM Completion Rates—How Service New Brunswick Used the “Critical Percentage” Concept to Meet Its Goalshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/11th_HD_Achievement_Award_Finalists_Service_New_Brunswick.aspxImproving IPM Completion Rates—How Service New Brunswick Used the “Critical Percentage” Concept to Meet Its Goals5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM Service New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB, Canada) was named a finalist for ECRI Institute's 11th Health Devices Achievement Award for its work to improve completion rates for medical device inspection and preventive maintenance (IPM) procedures.
Strategic Planning in the Clinical Engineering Realm—Norton Healthcare’s Approach for Improving Health Technology Managementhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/11th_HD_Achievement_Award_Finalist_Norton.aspxStrategic Planning in the Clinical Engineering Realm—Norton Healthcare’s Approach for Improving Health Technology Management5/8/2017 12:00:00 AM Norton Healthcare (Louisville, KY) was named a finalist for ECRI Institute's 11th Health Devices Achievement Award for its use of strategic planning principles to set the direction for its clinical engineering group.