December 12, 2017

ECRI Institute issues annual technology hazards list

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

ECRI Institute on December 12 issued its list of Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2018. The list, which is available for free (registration required), identifies sources of technology dangers or difficulties and details steps to minimize the occurrence of adverse events.

Topping the list is ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, followed by endoscope reprocessing failures. Fifth is improper cleaning of devises and equipment, and sixth is unholstered electrosurgical active electrodes.

All items on the list represent problems that can be avoided or risks that can be minimized through careful technology management.

 

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