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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Get the greatest value from your heal​th 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



Mergers and Acquisitions: Assessing the Technology and Acquisitions: Assessing the Technology11/17/2022 12:00:00 AM View a recordin​g of our November 2022 lab webcast. Our presenters discuss the importance of engineering staff during a healthcare merger, addressing cybersecurity needs, and avoiding common mistakes.
About ECRI's Cybersecurity Alerts Risk Assessment and Clinical Context Summary's-Cybersecurity-Alerts-Clinical-Context-Summary.aspxAbout ECRI's Cybersecurity Alerts Risk Assessment and Clinical Context Summary11/1/2022 12:00:00 AM To help facilities prioritize our cybersecurity vulnerability Alerts, ECRI is incorporating a Clinical Context summary in each Alert that identifies typical uses for a particular medical device type and helps gauge the potential impact if the device is compromised or unavailable for use. Here's an overview of this feature.
Exploring the Evidence and Devices Designed to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia the Evidence and Devices Designed to Prevent Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia10/27/2022 12:00:00 AM ​View a recordin​g of our October 26, 2022, lab webcast. We discuss current strategies to reduce ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), the evidence su​ pporting use of subglottic drainage to prevent VAP, and ECRI's hands-on lab testing of subglottic drainage technology. ​