Webcast | A First Look at ECRI's Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2022

December 15, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. ET


ECRI’s annual list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards, first issued in 2008, identifies health technology concerns that warrant attention by healthcare leaders. We invite you to join us for an exclusive, members-only event as we unveil our topics for 2022 and ask your opinion about which topics belong at the top of our list.

During this session, we'll discuss:

  • The value of the list for clinicians
  • The topic selection procedure
  • A brief "first look" at each 2022 topic, with the lead researcher describing the issue and reasons for its inclusion

Be sure to participate in our poll at the close of the discussion and let us know which topics impact you most. Your input will help us determine the final ranking for 2022.

Agenda & Speakers

Andrew Furman, MD, MMM, FACEP

Executive Director, Clinical Excellence, Technology Assessment, ECRI
Andrew Furman is an emergency medicine physician who has worked in clinical and leadership roles in Pennsylvania and Oregon. He worked as a quality and communications consultant within the Geisinger Health System, acting as a liaison between the closed model of care delivery at Geisinger and the more open models of care delivery in newly acquired hospitals and health systems. At Salem Health, in Salem, Oregon, he served as Vice President of Medical Affairs. After completing a Master of Medical Management degree at University of Southern California Marshall School Business, he joined Accolade in Plymouth Meeting. While at Accolade, Dr. Furman supported the organization’s mission to equip employees of self-insured companies with people, tools, and technology that empowered them to better navigate the complicated healthcare environment.

Jason Launders

Director of Operations, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Jason Launders has been at 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. Jason has an MSc in Medical Physics and spent his earlier time at ECRI evaluating a wide range of diagnostic imaging technology, such as: CT, MRI, PACS, and Digital Radiography. Today, he is responsible for developing the content of evaluations to ensure they meet the needs of our members.

Rob Schluth

Principal Project Officer 1, Device Evaluation, ECRI
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 the organization's 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.