Use of advanced tech in healthcare heightens risks to patients
Patient safety organization ECRI Institute has released its annual list of the potentially dangerous health technologies, focusing on issues that warrant attention in 2017.
“This list focuses on what we call generic hazards—problems that result from the risks inherent in the use of certain types or combinations of medical technologies,” according to the firm. The ECRI list does not discuss risks or problems that pertain to specific models or suppliers. Factors ECRI weighed to determine inclusion in the list include severity, frequency, breadth, insidiousness, profile and preventability.