Webcast | ECRI's Upcoming Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2024

Lab Webcast

December 13, 2023

Overview

ECRI's annual list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards identifies the health technology concerns that warrant the greatest attention by healthcare leaders. Now in its 17th year, the list is based on ECRI's review of incident investigations, independent medical device testing, and reporting databases. We invite you to join us for an exclusive, members-only event as we unveil our topics for 2024 and give you the opportunity to discuss the issues that concern you the most.

Learning Objectives

During this lab webcast, we'll discuss:

  • The list's value for clinicians
  • The topic selection process
  • A brief "first look" at each 2024 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 2024.

Speakers

Jason Launders

Director of Operations, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Jason Launders joined ECRI in 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 earned a Master of Science 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.