Webinar | Patient-owned medical monitoring devices: current use and the future outlook of data-driven patient care

A Lab Webcast

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 | 12:00 p.m. ET


Driven by an increase in consumer technologies, as well the current pandemic, many patients with certain health conditions or the “worried well” purchase their own devices to monitor their condition remotely, such as in the home environment. ECRI has tested several of these devices in our lab and discussed their use with healthcare providers, focusing on the accuracy and human factors when patients use these devices. In this lab webcast, we will share our most important findings and discuss real use cases with several clinical pioneers.

Learning objectives

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to: 

  • Determine the differences between regulated (medical grade) vs unregulated (consumer and over the counter) products.
  • Understand the risks associated with relying on these devices as well as their benefits for patient care
  • Know what to consider when making recommendations for home-use devices

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.

Brian G. McAlary, MD, CHCQM

Practicing Anesthesiologist and Consultant in Patient Safety and Healthcare Quality Management

Dr. McAlary is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He divides his professional time among patient care, teaching, and consulting.

Priyanka Shah

Sr. Project Officer, Device Evaluation, ECRI

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.