Top 10 Healthcare Technology Hazards
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If you work in any of the medical device, healthcare, or other related fields, you may be surprised when you review the latest Top Ten Health Technology Hazard report by Emergency Care Research Institute (ECRI).
ECRI publishes an annual report based on a review of reported incidents, independent medical device testing, and reporting databases. The list "identifies the potential sources of danger [ECRI] warrants the greatest attention for the coming year."2021's list was recently published, and it surprisingly has none of the traditional concerns that have previously been brought to our attention. COVID-19 and its worldwide impact changed regulatory approvals, clinical practice, patient reliance on commercial technology, and more.