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ECRI Hazards 2017

13 November 2016

The safe use of health technology—from infusion pumps to complex imaging systems—requires that healthcare facilities recognize the possibility of danger or difficulty with those technologies and that they take steps to minimize the likelihood of adverse events.

Today, ECRI Institute announces the launch of its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2017  list. Produced each year by ECRI Institute’s Health Devices Group, the list identifies the potential sources of danger that ECRI believes warrant the greatest attention for the coming year. The guidance that accompanies the list provides practical strategies for reducing the risks, making the list a practical tool for both establishing priorities and enacting solutions.