News | January 13, 2015

From Google Glass to 3-D Printing, ECRI Institute Spotlights Top 10 Healthcare Technology Issues for 2015

Free report arms healthcare leaders with evidence about new technologies entering the marketplace

ECRI 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List, 3-D printing, Telemedicine

Image courtesy of ECRI

January 13, 2015 — ECRI Institute’s 2015 Top 10 Hospital C-Suite Watch List, available as a free public service, answers key questions on new and emerging health technologies that potentially provide new ways to treat patients, improve care and reduce costs.

“C-suite leaders need a concise way of seeing where new and emerging health technologies fit, if at all, in their health systems,” says Diane Robertson, director, health technology assessment, ECRI Institute. “Backed by our unbiased, evidence-based research, our annual Watch List helps hospital leaders make technology and infrastructure decisions based on clinical evidence and cost.”

In its 2015 list, ECRI Institute examines 10 topics that hospital leaders should keep their eyes on over the next 12-18 months, including:

1.   Disinfection Robots: Do They Help Prevent Hospital-acquired Infections?

2.   Three-dimensional (3-D) Printing Buzz: How Many 3-D Printers Should You Plan on in 2015?

3.   Middleware Is Everywhere: Can It Help You Meet the National Patient Safety Goal on Clinical Alarms?

4.   Postdischarge Clinics: Do They Prevent Readmissions and Save You Money?

5.   Google Glass—Dead for Consumers but Maybe Not for Healthcare: Will Your Clinicians and Patients See Any Benefits?

6.   New Anti-obesity Devices: Should You Plan to Add Them to Your Bariatric Armamentarium?

7.   Caring for Millennials with Cancer: Should You Create Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Centers to Improve Outcomes?

8.   Fecal Microbiota Therapy: New Hope for Other Serious GI Disorders?

9.   Artificial Pancreas Device Systems: What’s Coming after the First-generation System?

10. Telehealth: Have We Passed the Tipping Point in Clinical Use?

“Hospital leaders must carefully examine their strategic and operational plans, and assess the relevance of these new technologies or infrastructure initiatives for their organizations. Our list shows them what’s coming around the bend so they don’t miss out on the newest innovations or get caught up in hype that can lead to a costly mistake,” says Robert Maliff, director, applied solutions, ECRI Institute.

For added convenience, each entry includes actionable recommendations in a quick-glance “What to Do” section. Professionals are also encouraged to join ECRI Institute’s new LinkedIn Group, “Emerging Healthcare Technologies in Patient Care,” for further discussion of these topics.

The Watch List reflects the unbiased, independent judgment of the Institute’s multidisciplinary staff of clinical and technical researchers, engineers, risk management specialists and healthcare planners and consultants. It is also informed by the work that ECRI Institute performs as a contractor to the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality for the National Healthcare Horizon Scanning System.

For more information: www.ecri.org/2015watchlist

 

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