Navigation Links
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.

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130219/DC62222)

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110112/DC29081LOGO)

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?
  4. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery: Is TAVI ready for liftoff?
  5. Imaging and Surgery: What imaging won't be done in an OR?
  6. PET/MR: The hybrid that everyone has to have?
  7. Bariatric Surgery: Is it a cure for type II diabetes?
  8. Supply Chain: Will MR-compatible pacemakers explode your supply expenses?
  9. Radiation Dose Safety: CT dose limbo dance—how low can you go?
  10. Lung Cancer Screenings: Enough lung capacity to get in the race?

"Hospital leaders should ask if new technology or procedures really improve patient care and make it a less costly patient-care experience," says Robert Maliff , director of applied solutions, ECRI Institute.

This year's Watch List draws upon ECRI Institute's 45 years of experience evaluating the safety, effectiveness, and cost-effectiveness of health technologies. It reflects the unbiased, independent judgment of the Institute's multidisciplinary staff of clinical and technical researchers, engineers, risk management specialists, and healthcare planners and consultants

ECRI Institute's Top 10 C-Suite Watch List: Hospital Technology Issues for 2013 is available for download at no charge at www.ecri.org/2013watchlist (registration required). For additional questions about the Watch List or ECRI Institute's patient safety and technology support services, contact ECRI Institute by telephone at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5655; by e-mail at consultants@ecri.org, or by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462-1298, USA.

About ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute (www.ecri.org), a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes are best to enable improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for 45 years, ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ECRIInstitute) and on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ECRI_Institute). 


'/>"/>
SOURCE ECRI Institute
Copyright©2012 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Organovo and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Announce Collaboration in Cancer Research
2. Ultrasound breast cancer imaging device created at the Karmanos Cancer Institute one step closer to FDA approval
3. Fogarty Institute for Innovation Accepting Applications for Advanced Endovascular Training Fellowship
4. PQ Bypass Graduates from the Fogarty Institute for Innovation, Establishes Independent Operations
5. Cerecor Announces Option to Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute DAAO Inhibitor Platform
6. Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center Announces Grant Funding to Physician-Scientists at Major Academic Medical Centers to Support New Drug Development
7. National Institute of Health Awards Contract to Support Use of iBios Proprietary Technology for Improved Anthrax Vaccine
8. CLAAD Names Eagle Advancement Institute as Honoree of Top 5 Technologies To Reduce Prescription Drug Abuse
9. Insulin Administration and Nutritional Therapy Requires Standardized Coordination, Says ECRI Institute PSO
10. Servy Massey Fertility Institute Celebrates One Year in Atlanta and Augusta
11. Sony Medical Division Teams with Wills Eye Institute to Bring "Expert" Panel of Ophthalmologists to AAO 2012 Convention
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/23/2016)... 2016  Astellas today announced the establishment of Astellas Farma Colombia (AFC), a new affiliate with operations headquartered in ... America . ... ... ... ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  Guerbet announced today ... Inc.,s Supplier Horizon Award . One ... Guerbet was recognized for its support of Premier members ... through clinical excellence, and commitment to lower costs. ... receive this recognition of our outstanding customer service from ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition ... States, China, Japan, Brazil, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Italy, ... Surgical Procedure Volumes: Global ... surgical procedure volume data in a geographic context. The ... of growth drivers and inhibitors, including world population growth, ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:6/26/2016)... , ... June 26, 2016 , ... PawPaws brand ... new product that was developed to enhance the health of felines. The formula is ... The two main herbs in the PawPaws Cat Kidney Support Supplement Soft ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible ... often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human ... but a necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Friday, June 10, Van Mitchell, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental ... exemplary accomplishments in worksite health promotion. , The Wellness at Work Awards took place ... BWI Marriott in Linthicum Heights. iHire was one of 42 businesses to receive an ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Marcy was in a crisis. Her son James, ... out at his family verbally and physically. , “When something upset him, he couldn’t control ... use it. He would throw rocks at my other children and say he was going ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Topical BioMedics, Inc, makers of Topricin and MyPainAway Pain Relief Products, ... minimum wage raise to $12 an hour by 2020 and then adjusting it yearly to ... value of the minimum wage, assure the wage floor does not erode again, and make ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):