January 24, 2018

ECRI Institute releases ‘Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List’

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

The ECRI Institute on January 22 announced the released its annual “Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List.”

Among the new and emerging innovations to watch are:

  • Acuity-adaptable rooms, where hospitals keep a patient in the same room from admission to discharge, regardless of acuity level.
  • Insertable cardiac monitors that interface with a smartphone to detect and report atrial fibrillation and record the heart’s electrical activity if the patient is experiencing chest pain or syncope.
  • Virtual reality for pediatric patients to help reduce pain and anxiety during procedures.
  • Microneedles for nearly pain-free blood draws.
  • Intraoperatively delivered brachytherapy for brain tumors.
  • Microhospitals to help increase access to healthcare in fast-growing areas.

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