Category: Digital Health

Top 10 Health Technology Hazards for 2020

With a growing reliance of the health care industry on novel technologies, the risk of misuse, malfunctions, and other potentially harmful incidents increases, posing a great threat to patient safety. For the 13th year, the ECRI Institute has released a report on the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards , identifying safety concerns that warrant clinician’s close attention in the upcoming year. Based on a rigorous review of incident investigations, medical device testing, and incident reporting databases, the ECRI Health Devices Group determined the most potentially detrimental hazards and suggested practical strategies to help hospitals and providers mitigate these risks. 

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Why Should Doctors Learn Data Science?

In an era of all-encompassing digitization, hospitals, practices, and medical practitioners are experiencing a gradual, yet pervasive, shift toward a more modern type of medicine – based in artificial intelligence and machine learning instead of the classical healthcare model.

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