Video | Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2024

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Overview

ECRI's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2024 list will identify the potential sources of danger we believe warrant the greatest attention this year and offer practical recommendations for reducing risks. Since its creation in 2008, this list has supported hospitals, health systems, ambulatory surgery centers, and manufacturers in addressing risks that can impact patients and staff including specific calls to action for the industry.

Join our Device Evaluation leaders as they discuss the top concern on our list and its larger impact on healthcare.

Learning objectives

During this lab webcast, we will reveal:

  • Challenges associated with the concern
  • Solutions
  • How device manufacturers are working to mitigate risks

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Speakers

Jason Launders

Director of Operations, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Jason Launders has been with ECRI since 1998 and is currently the director of operations for the Device Evaluation group. Jason's primary responsibility is managing ECRI's laboratory-based evaluations of medical technologies. He holds a master's degree in medical physics and spent his earlier years at ECRI evaluating a wide range of diagnostic imaging technology such as CT, MRI, PACS, and Digital Radiography. Today, Jason is responsible for developing the content of evaluations to ensure they meet the needs of our clients.

Rob Schluth

Principal Project Officer I, Device Evaluation
Rob Schluth is a project leader focusing on content development and program management for ECRI's Device Evaluation group. During his 25 years at ECRI, Rob has contributed to hundreds of device evaluations, problem reports, and guidance articles spanning a wide range of health technologies. Rob currently manages special initiatives for the Device Evaluation team and leads the development of the organization's annual Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report. ECRI's yearly report empowers those on (or near) the front lines of patient care to further the organization's mission of improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare across all settings.

Priyanka Shah

Sr. Project Officer, Device Evaluation
Priyanka Shah is a senior project engineer with the Device Evaluation group at ECRI where she performs medical device evaluations, investigates system failures, develops practical guidance for healthcare facilities, conducts accident investigations and consults healthcare facilities on pre-purchase selection and appropriate use of medical equipment and health-IT systems. Her areas of expertise include consumer devices, remote patient monitoring, physiologic patient monitoring, alarm management, and EHR usability. Ms. Shah came to ECRI with a background in research engineering and program management. She earned her MS in Biomedical Engineering from Purdue University.