Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Medical Device And Health IT Convergence Can Create Hazards, ECRI Warns

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Device makers must work closely with hospitals and health information technology vendors to help protect patients from clinical errors that could arise as more medical devices are integrated into hospital data networks, technology safety experts said last week.

You may also be interested in...

Burgeoning Digital Health Field Poses Unique Medtech Safety Hazards, ECRI Says

Interoperability challenges play into a number of ECRI Institute’s “Top 10” hazards to watch for in 2013.

Device Data Systems Made Class I; Hospitals Could Face Regulation

FDA last week finalized a three-year-old proposal to down-classify Medical Device Data Systems to class I, or low-risk, medical devices exempt from pre-market review.

Technology Hazards Remain High, But Industry Can Help, ECRI Exec Says

The device industry should work more closely with hospitals, professional societies, FDA and others to combat the growing incidence of preventable medical errors that stem from the misuse of technologies, according to a non-profit hospital services group.





Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts