Top 10 Technologies Healthcare Leaders (Should) Want

The ECRI Institute has released its 2014 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List, a guide to new and noteworthy technologies and infrastructure components that should be on healthcare leaders' minds.

"This is not a list of ‘must-haves,' but rather a ‘must think carefully about' list," said Diane Robertson, director of health technology assessment information service at ECRI Institute, in a news release. "We don't profess to have all the answers, but the unbiased evidence that we present about these 10 technologies and infrastructure issues will get healthcare leaders off to a steady start on their often rocky journey of acquiring new technologies or making systemwide changes in 2014 and beyond."

This year's list includes:

  • Computer-assisted sedation systems
  • Catheter-based renal denervation for treatment-resistant hypertension
  • Emergency departments designed just for elderly patients
  • Copper surfaces in ICUs for preventing hospital-acquired infections
  • Wearable, powered exoskeleton rehabilitation for individuals with paraplegia
  • Magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound for cancer pain
  • NanoKnife system to treat cancer
  • Real-time MRI adaptive radiation therapy
  • Intelligent pills to improve medication adherence and prevent readmissions
  • Big data

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