Health Technology Assessment Info Service

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​​​​​Tap into ECRI Institute's independent, unbiased expertise to make well-informed decisions regarding coverage and implementation of new and emerging drugs, health devices, procedures, and processes.

By providing high-quality information on clinical, safety, cost, and reimbursement data, ECRI Institute can help you choose the technologies that make the most sense for your organization, your patient populations, and your bottom line.

Access up-to-date evidence reports and horizon scanning tools, engage with our experts in consultations, or make custom, time-sensitive research requests on specific technologies and procedures. Use our condensed executive summaries featuring The Evidence Bar™ visual decision-making tool to make faster judgments on new and emerging drugs and devices.

Upgrade Your Clinical Evidence Review Process

  • Let us research your product requests. Our on-site experts can perform time-intensive research while you focus on other tasks. Reports are delivered in time for hospital value analysis committee meetings, and help to expedite medical coverage policy decision making by payers.
  • Access thousands of reports—or make custom requests. Need to compare this technology to that technology? Check our database. If you can't find what you're looking for, simply tell us what you need and we'll get to work.
  • Monitor new and emerging technologies. Track health technologies so you can craft a strategic technology plan that fits your organization's vision.
  • Thrive with market intelligence. Track trends (including pricing) on competing or disruptive technologies and compare products across a class of technologies.

Succeed the Evidence-based Way

To learn more, contact us today at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5002 or htais@ecri.org.

 What you get as a member

An easily searchable online database of reportsand the ability to make custom requeststo help you make evidence-based decisions on technology along the continuum of evidence, from research and development to widespread diffusion. Our  multidisciplinary staff, which includes doctoral-level scientists, physicians, nurses, technologists, and research analysts, are just a phone call or e-mail away.

  • Evidence-based recommendations on brand-name drugs, devices, or tests that you’re considering (ECRI Institute uses the GRADE-based evidence-rating system, the worldwide gold standard for rating the strength of evidence).
  • Roadmaps to the literature on specific health technologies or services.
  • Systematic reviews that provide a first look at the clinical evidence on newly approved technologies and procedures.
  • Profiles of technologies under research and development and their potential impact on your facility.
  • Clinical specialty forecasts on new and emerging interventions.

 published & Trending ​topics

ECRI Institute provides broad access to medical technology assessment information and research results so that your conclusions about medical devices, drugs, and procedures can be drawn from the most comprehensive pool of findings available.

View our list of published topics

Last Month's Top Ten Hot Topics

  1. Disinfection Caps for Reducing Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections from Needleless Connector Devices
  2. Drug-coated Balloons for Treating Peripheral Artery Disease
  3. Curos Disinfecting Cap (3M) for Reducing Catheter-related Bloodstream Infections from Needleless Intravenous Connectors
  4. Magnetic Sphincter Augmentation (Linx Reflux Management System) for Treating Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  5. Makoplasty Using the Mako Robotic Arm-assisted Surgery System (Stryker Corp.) for Total Hip Arthroplasty
  6. Grafix Cellular Repair Matrix (Osiris Therapeutics, Inc.) for Treating Chronic Wounds
  7. Thunderbeat (Olympus America, Inc.) for Ultrasonic and Radiofrequency-powered Cutting and Sealing
  8. Alternatives to Triclosan-based Products for Hand Hygiene in Healthcare Facilities
  9. Amniotic Tissue Products for Wound Healing
  10. Transcatheter Mitral Valve Repair (MitraClip) for Treating Degenerative Mitral Regurgitation in Patients at High/Prohibitive Surgical Risk

 White Papers

Best Practices for Navigating the Evidence Maze

Explore the use of PICOTS in value analysis decisions. Download ECRI Institute's latest value analysis white paper, Value Analysis: Addressing Top Challenges by Using the PICOTS Framework.

Power your clinical and financial decisions with trusted, evidence-based research. Find out how ECRI Institute enables value analysis committees to make quick, well-informed decisions on technologies from supply-side/physician-preference items to capital medical equipment with an easy-to-use workflow platform and custom-requested reports. Learn more

2018 Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List

See which technology-related issues you should keep an eye on this year. Using evidence-based research and independent judgment, ECRI Institute experts compiled a Top 10 list of technology-related issues that hospital and health system leaders should pay close attention to over the next 12-18 months. Read more

 Case Studies