Evaluations and Guidance

Public View

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

 

 

BD—Alaris Pump Modules: ECRI Institute Members Continue to Report Inter-Unit Interface Connector Problems [ECRI Exclusive Hazard Report]https://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/BD-Alaris-Pump-Modules-IUI-Connector-Hazard-H0407.aspxBD—Alaris Pump Modules: ECRI Institute Members Continue to Report Inter-Unit Interface Connector Problems [ECRI Exclusive Hazard Report]11/1/2017 12:00:00 AM ​Damaged BD Alaris Inter-Unit Interfaces (IUIs) can stop infusion on Alaris pump modules. Learn more about this hazard, and read our recommendations. Health Devices Alerts Hazard Report Accession No. H0407.
The Petya Ransomware Attack and Medical Device Systemshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/Ransomware-Attack-Petya.aspxThe Petya Ransomware Attack and Medical Device Systems6/29/2017 12:00:00 AM Like the WannaCry attack before it, the recent Petya ransomware attack can damage hospital operations and disrupt patient care. Medical device systems operating on Microsoft are vulnerable. Learn what steps you can take to help protect them.
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 Systems6/29/2017 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.