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 Health Devices System 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 Health Devices System 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 Health Devices

For More Information

Learn how ECRI's Health Devices System can help you make the smartest, safest technology decisions for your organization. Call (610) 825-6000, ext. 5891 or e-mail clientservices@ecri.org.

 what you get as a member

​Practical perspectives and actionable advice─that's what you get as a Health Devices System 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.
  • Web conferences 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

PUBLICATIONS  
Evaluations & Guidance
Also known as: Health Devices
Healthcare Product Alerts
RESOURCES   
FDA Device Reports
User Experience

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

 Samples from Health Devices

 

 

COVID-19 Technology Management Resourceshttps://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/COVID-19-Technology-Management-Resources.aspxCOVID-19 Technology Management Resources6/1/2020 12:00:00 AM ​ECRI is making this collection of technology management resources freely available to help healthcare organizations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Access is provided to ECRI checklists, equipment recommendations, lists of alternative suppliers, and more.
Disinfectant Concentrations and Contact Times for EPA's List of Products Effective against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-19https://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/Disinfectant-Concentrations-for-EPA-list-N-COVID-19.aspxDisinfectant Concentrations and Contact Times for EPA's List of Products Effective against Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Cause of COVID-195/13/2020 12:00:00 AM This table lists disinfectant concentrations and contact times for EPA's List N, which covers antimicrobial products effective against novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 but does not specify disinfectant concentrations. Our list will help you ensure you're using an effective disinfectant at a sufficient concentration and contact time to kill SARS-CoV-2, the cause of COVID-19.
Member Manufacturers from ​Global Enteral Device Supplier Association Will Phase Out Production of Legacy (Non-ENFit) Devices Starting on July 1, 2020 [ECRI Exclusive User Experience Network] https://www.ecri.org/components/HDJournal/Pages/GEDSA-mfrs-phase-out-Legacy-Non-ENFit-Devices-S0386.aspxMember Manufacturers from ​Global Enteral Device Supplier Association Will Phase Out Production of Legacy (Non-ENFit) Devices Starting on July 1, 2020 [ECRI Exclusive User Experience Network] 2/28/2020 12:00:00 AM ​To help reduce the risk of cross-connections, Global Enteral Device Supplier Association (GEDSA) member manufacturers will phase out legacy (non-ENFit) devices starting July 1, 2020. Failure to transition could lead to delays in treatment while restocking with available products. Learn more about this issue, and read our recommendations. Health Devices Alerts Accession No. S0386.