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 Institute'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

 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

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

 Case Studies

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

 Samples from Health Devices



IV-Fluid Minibag Shortage: Technology Solutions to Consider Now Minibag Shortage: Technology Solutions to Consider Now1/18/2018 12:00:00 AM The IV-fluid minibag shortage has been impacting hospitals across the United States, hindering normal patient care and pharmacy and nursing practice. See our recommendations for available solutions.
BD—Alaris Pump Modules: ECRI Institute Members Continue to Report Inter-Unit Interface Connector Problems [ECRI Exclusive Hazard Report]—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 Systems 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.