Health Devices System

Public View

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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 i​ndependent 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



Essentials Pages: Table of Contents Pages: Table of Contents6/20/2024 12:00:00 AM ​View a complete list of our Essentials pages, which allow you access to ECRI's product ratings, safety guidance, and purchasing advice related to specific technologies or topics.
Clinica Imbanaco's Award-Winning, Multiyear Effort to Strengthen the Health Technology Management Function Imbanaco's Award-Winning, Multiyear Effort to Strengthen the Health Technology Management Function6/17/2024 12:00:00 AM ECRI's 18th Health Technology Excellence Award was presented to Clinica Imbanaco (Cali, Colombia) for implementing multiple initiatives over the past several years to expand the capabilities and upgrade the quality of its health technology management function, positioning itself as a pioneer in the region.
Combatting Alarm Fatigue: Strategies for Optimizing Your Telemetry Monitoring Implementation Alarm Fatigue: Strategies for Optimizing Your Telemetry Monitoring Implementation6/10/2024 12:00:00 AM ​​​View a recording ​of our June 5, 2024,​ lab webcast on telemetry alarm safety. ECRI and hospital experts shared insights on topics including alarm fatigue, telemetry patient selection, monitor watcher best practices, and mistakes to avoid.​​​​ ​​​