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ECRI Institute’s Top 10 Healthcare Tech Hazards for 2015
HealthLeaders Media

For the fourth year in a row, ECRI Institute’s top 10 health technology hazards report has put hospital alarm mishaps in the top slot, indicating they remain a serious threat to patient safety.

The agency’s 2015 report spells out high-risk devices and systems that, combined with human error, can cause errors and harm in the process of patient care. Among them are “ease-of-use issues, design flaws, quality issues, and failure of devices to perform as they should.”