ECRI releases annual Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List

January 13, 2017
by Lee Nelson, Contributing Reporter
ECRI Institute has taken its knowledge of emerging devices, equipment, medicines, and therapies poised to disrupt health care — from new endoscopic imaging techniques to a mood-sensitive robot — and produced its annual Top 10 Hospital C-suite Watch List.

“Navigating new technologies is one of the biggest challenges we hear about from hospital leaders,” said Robert Maliff, director of the Applied Solutions Group at ECRI, in a statement. “They simply can’t afford to miss the mark on which clinical advancements to bring in to improve patient care.”

In addition to new innovations, ECRI's list also weighs in with new recommendations for wrestling with hospital management issues that have been around for years.

Here are the innovations and topics in health care that are top-of-mind for executives, and stand to make the biggest difference in 2017 for patients, staff and the bottom line:

“As new technologies come and go, ECRI remains steadfast in its mission to keep health care leaders’ technology decisions tethered to their patients’ needs while keeping an eye trained on evidence-based research,” said Diane Robertson, director, Health Technology Assessment Information Service at ECRI.