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ECRI Institute Releases C-Suite Watch List of Top 10 Hospital Technology Issues for 2013
Date:2/19/2013

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., Feb. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Healthcare reform, accountable care organizations, readmissions, and reimbursement rates are just a few of the major challenges facing today's healthcare leaders. Balancing costs and savings potential for new technologies also weighs heavily on their shoulders. A new Watch List from ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches best approaches to improving patient care, provides a roadmap to 10 technology issues that healthcare leaders should have on their radar in 2013 and beyond.

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ECRI Institute's Top 10 C-Suite Watch List: Hospital Technology Issues for 2013 reflects ongoing impacts of healthcare reform initiatives and new technology developments. Some of the technologies represent huge capital investments, such as PET/MR. Others, including mHealth, metabolic surgery, and low-dose computed tomography lung screening, may greatly affect operations and care patterns.

"New demands for information and clinical technology are top issues for executives and objective perspectives are critical," says Jeffrey C. Lerner , PhD, president and chief executive officer, ECRI Institute.

Technology issues on this year's Watch List include:

  1. Electronic Health Records: You've achieved Meaningful Use, but how safe is your EHR?
  2. Mobile Health: What exactly is it, and what can it do for me?
  3. Alarm Integration Technology: Will you be able to reduce alarm fatigue and improve alarm management?
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