Research firm lists top technologies impacting hospital c-suite executives

The ECRI Institute, a nonprofit research firm based in Plymouth Meeting, Penn., has released its top 10 list of health technologies for hospital c-suite executives for 2009.

ECRI compiled the list taking into account the convergence of critical economic, patient safety, reimbursement, and regulatory pressures that hospitals face today.

“Prioritizing is a tough but essential job for executives who face a squeeze on their capital budgets, insistent demand from clinicians concerned with patient care and personal income and the well-being and strategic directions of their institutions,” said Jeffrey C. Lerner, president and CEO of the ECRI Institute. “This difficult-to-compile ranking of 10 critical technologies will help them to pay close attention to technologies and issues that have a significant impact.”

The top 10 technologies are:

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