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ECRI’s Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2016

Technology: Hospitals need it to stay competitive, doctors need it to improve patient care with greater precision and safety, and staff need it to enhance workflow. These are all pluses. But, as usual, with the pluses come minuses. That’s why ECRI released its Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2016. 

Report names health IT’s biggest hazards for providers

The ECRI Institute recently published a report detailing the top 10 health IT hazards providers and patients are facing right now. Topping the list: 

10 medical devices are potential time bombs

As much as technology has helped advance medicine, it can have a harmful side, too. When broken or used improperly, devices meant to heal can harm — or even cause death.

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