Health Devices System

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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Get the greatest value from your health technology investments, select the best technologies for your hospital or system, and implement them safely and effectively. Backed by independent analysis and onsite laboratory testing, our Device Evaluation program offers in-depth comparative equipment evaluations, product ratings, patient safety alerts, and expert guidance to inform your purchasing decisions. The New York TImes referred to the Device Evaluation program as "the country's most respected laboratory for testing medical products."

Clinical engineering and risk management departments rely on this membership program to help navigate today's complex health technology challenges.

  • Choose the technologies that meet your needs and budget, free of vendor bias
  • Consult with our technology management experts for objective, evidence-based recommendations on your specific technology questions
  • Uncover hidden dangers in your facility with product safety alerts that offer practical action steps to alleviate them

Why One Member Chooses to Work with Device Evaluation

For More Information

Learn how ECRI's Device Evaluation program can help you make the smartest, safest technology decisions for your organization. Call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891 or e-mail

 what you get as a member

​Practical perspectives and actionable advice─that's what you get as a Device Evaluation member. When it comes to return on investment, one decision based on a consultation with our technology management experts can easily save you ten times the cost of your annual membership. Take advantage of all we have to offer, including:

  • Evaluations and guidance─test results, product ratings, and unbiased recommendations for safe, cost-effective management of today's complex medical technologies
  • Top 10 health technology hazardspopular annual list of potential dangers associated with the use of medical devices and recommendations to help healthcare providers minimize the risk of technology-related adverse events
  • Consultation services─personal, expert advice on high impact medical technology topics, from wireless networking and interoperability to smart infusion pumps
  • Healthcare product alerts─safety alerts covering medical device problems, field corrections, and recalls, with recommendations for follow-up.
  • Webinars on critical healthcare technology topics—free to members
  • User experience survey results—results from our user surveys that reflect the opinions of healthcare workers who use, service, and maintain equipment

 This Membership

Top 10 Healt​​​h Technology Ha​​zards List 

 Samples from Device Evaluation



Providing Opportunities for Innovation at Mon Health System: An Award-Winning Collaboration Advances Technology Solutions from Concept to Patient Care Opportunities for Innovation at Mon Health System: An Award-Winning Collaboration Advances Technology Solutions from Concept to Patient Care6/23/2021 12:00:00 AM ​ECRI's 15th Health Devices Achievement Award was presented to Mon Health System (Morgantown, WV) for its proactive approach to innovation partnering with an innovation lab to provide a pathway for its staff and clinicians to pursue novel solutions as a way to improve patient care.
ECRI Evaluation Spurs Anesthesia Machine Safety Fix Evaluation Spurs Anesthesia Machine Safety Fix6/16/2021 12:00:00 AM Following ECRI's recommendations, one manufacturer modified​ its line of anesthesia machines to eliminate a safety hazard involving its default low-minute-volume alarm.
Monitoring FDA's Emergency Use Authorization Websites: Best Practices’s-EUA-Websites.aspxMonitoring FDA's Emergency Use Authorization Websites: Best Practices2/16/2021 12:00:00 AM ​To reduce the risk of inappropriately using a device after its COVID-19 Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) has ended, healthcare facilities must monitor specific FDA websites. We describe some best practices for doing so and explain how ECRI can help you tackle this complex challenge.