Top 10 health technology hazards for 2020: ECRI Institute 

The ECRI Institute released its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards 2020 report for hospitals, medical practices and homecare providers.

For the 13th annual report, ECRI Institute identified the top health technology concerns that healthcare leaders should address based on review of ECRI Institute's incident investigations, medical device testing, and public and private incident reporting databases.

Here are the top 10 health technology hazards for next year, as ranked by ECRI Institute:

1. Surgical stapler misuse.
2. Point-of-care ultrasound.
3. Sterile processing errors in medical and dental offices.
4. Central venous catheter risk in at-home hemodialysis.
5. Unproven surgical robotic procedures.
6. Alarm, alert and notification overload.
7. Connected home healthcare security risks.
8. Missing implant data and MRIs.
9. Medication timing errors in EHRs.
10. Loose nuts and bolts in devices.

To access the full report, click here.

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