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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 bring in the technologies that make the most sense for your organization, your patient populations, and your bottom line.

Access up-to-date evidence reports and forecasts, engage with our experts in consultations, or make custom, time-sensitive research requests on specific technologies and procedures. The Evidence Bar™ gives you bottom-line judgment on new and emerging drugs and devices.

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How ECRI Institute Researches New and Emerging Technologies

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 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.

list of published ​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.

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 Case Studies

 Patient Resources

As part of our mission to improve patient care, we believe that patients should have access to reliable medical resources and safety information and have provided a number of free resources on our website.

 Annual Health Policy Conference

Each year, ECRI Institute organizes an annual health policy conference delineating perspectives of stakeholders throughout the healthcare community in addressing broad issues about the science, evaluation of evidence, and the use of medical technology, pharmaceuticals, procedures, and health services. See a list of past conferences.

 Sample Emerging Technology Reports



Fecal Microbiota Transplantation for Treating Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection Microbiota Transplantation for Treating Recurrent Clostridium difficile Infection7/21/2016 12:00:00 AM Fecal microbiota transplantation involves introducing saline-diluted fecal matter from a healthy donor into the gastrointestinal tract of a patient with recurrent Clostridium difficile infection.

 Sample Technology Forecasts



Wearable Artificial Kidney for Kidney Dialysis Artificial Kidney for Kidney Dialysis4/18/2017 12:00:00 AM Wearable artificial kidneys (WAKs) are intended to let patients undergo continuous dialysis that more closely simulates normal kidney function, potentially improving outcomes and quality of life. As of April 2017, only one WAK had begun U.S. clinical trials.

 Sample Hotline Responses



Acupuncture for Treating Chronic Pain for Treating Chronic Pain6/8/2017 12:00:00 AM ​Chronic pain typically lasts for several months and can result from injury, disease, or nervous system dysfunction. Conventional treatments for chronic pain include outpatient use of medications, physical therapy, and nerve blocks. Acupuncture is an alternative approach to treating patients with chronic pain by inserting thin needles through the skin to stimulate nerves, muscle, and connective tissue to relieve pain, tension, and stress. Patients typically try acupuncture after conventional treatments have failed to relieve pain.

 Sample Product Briefs



CardioMEMS HF System (St. Jude Medical) for Wireless Monitoring of Pulmonary Artery Pressure in Patients with Heart Failure HF System (St. Jude Medical) for Wireless Monitoring of Pulmonary Artery Pressure in Patients with Heart Failure5/8/2018 12:00:00 AM The CardioMEMS™ HF (heart failure) System is designed to monitor pulmonary artery (PA) pressures (mean, systolic, diastolic) using an implantable wireless sensor in patients with HF. Because changes in PA pressure occur days before manifestation of the clinical HF symptoms, using PA pressure to guide treatment may reduce hospitalizations.