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

 

 

FDA Report Agrees with ECRI Institute That Additional Regulations for Medical Device Servicing Are Not Neededhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/FDA-report-servicing.aspxFDA Report Agrees with ECRI Institute That Additional Regulations for Medical Device Servicing Are Not Needed5/18/2018 12:00:00 AM ​​FDA has issued a report concluding that medical-device servicing is safe, and that new regulations on third-party servicing organizations, including hospitals, are not needed. Research by ECRI Institute has helped underpin FDA's conclusions.
An App That Empowers Surgical Patients to Take Control of Their Recovery—Boston Medical Center's Award-Winning Initiativehttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/12th_HD_Achievement_Award_Winner_BMC.aspxAn App That Empowers Surgical Patients to Take Control of Their Recovery—Boston Medical Center's Award-Winning Initiative5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM ​Boston Medical Center (Boston, MA) was named the winner of ECRI Institute's 12th Health Devices Achievement Award for its development of a mobile app designed to reduce postoperative pulmonary complications by engaging patients in the recovery process.
Reducing IV Contrast Extravasations during CT Examinations—Einstein Healthcare Network Validates a New Approachhttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/12th_HD_Achievement_Award_finalist_Einstein.aspxReducing IV Contrast Extravasations during CT Examinations—Einstein Healthcare Network Validates a New Approach5/16/2018 12:00:00 AM ​Einstein Healthcare Network (Philadelphia, PA) was named a finalist for ECRI Institute's 12th Health Devices Achievement Award for its research into reducing IV contrast extravasations that occur during contrast-enhanced CT examinations.