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ECRI Institute Issues Health Plan Watch List: 2010 Top 7 Technologies; Exclusive Insights in White Paper, Available for Free Download
Date:11/16/2009

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Four of the technologies on ECRI Institute's top 7 watch list for health plans include:

  1. Genetic Testing: What Do Health Plans Need to Know and Do?
  2. Premium CT and Ultra-high-field MRI: When Is It Necessary?
  3. Orthopedic Physician Preference Items: What Are the Real Costs and Where Is the Evidence?
  4. Radiation Oncology's Competing Modalities: Do Any Rise to the Top?

In creating its first annual health plan watch list, ECRI Institute drew upon its 40 years of experience in researching the safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health technologies and its work in comparative effectiveness and health technology assessment by its Evidence-based Practice Center (EPC) staff of clinicians, scientists, and other mission-driven professionals.

For a complete list of the top 7 technologies, including overviews and perspectives, download the complimentary white paper, Health Plan Watch List: 2010 Top 7 Technologies, on ECRI Institute's Web site at https://www.ecri.org/Forms/Pages/Top_Technologies_Health_Plans.aspx

For information about membership in the Health Technology Assessment Information Service(TM), contact ECRI Institute at htais@ecri.org, by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5060; by fax at (610) 834-1275; or by mail at 5200 Butler Pi
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