Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2016 from ECRI Institute
In an annual list of top technology hazards associated with medical devices and information systems, patient safety organization ECRI Institute highlights dangers it believes warrant the greatest attention in 2016. The list does not enumerate the most frequently reported problems or the ones associated with the most severe consequences--although we do consider such information in our analysis, the organization explains. Rather, the list reflects our judgment about which risks should receive priority now.
The list gives a glimpse of the scope of technological complexity, including health IT, with which hospital staff must contend daily. (Photo: Fotolia)