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FDA, hospitals to examine how IT collides with financial incentives
By Darius Tahir | October 18, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Representatives of hospitals and the Food and Drug Administration will examine whether various technologies are effective in keeping patients out of the hospital at the upcoming ECRI Institute annual conference in Washington.
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Average cost for anesthesia systems rises as hospitals seek more-advanced units
By Jaimy Lee | October 15, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average cost of anesthesia systems went up 28% in July because of an increase in the number of hospitals buying higher-acuity systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
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Average cost of angiography system up 26% in June
By Jaimy Lee | October 08, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average cost of angiography systems rose 26% in June as more hospitals purchased pricier systems used in hybrid operating rooms, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index. The index looks at monthly and yearly price data for 30 supply and capital items purchased...
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University of Wisconsin Hospital CEO retiring Sept. 1, and other news makers
Modern Healthcare | August 23, 2014 | Print Magazine Print Magazine Subscription Details
Donna Katen-Bahensky is retiring as CEO of University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, effective Sept. 1.
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ECRI Institute founder Dr. Joel Nobel dies at 79
Sabriya Rice | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
Dr. Joel Nobel, who founded the not-for-profit ECRI Institute in 1968 to address safety, quality and costs issues in the field of healthcare, died last week at age 79, the organization said Tuesday.
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Uptick seen in purchase of surgical lights; average prices spiked 30% in May
Jaimy Lee | August 19, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average prices paid for surgical lights briefly jumped by 30% in May as more hospitals purchased highly configured and expensive systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index. But that increase is not expected to last.
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Vital Signs
Chemistry 101: Oxygen is not flammable
Joe Carlson | July 15, 2014
High concentrations of oxygen used during surgeries are a potential fire hazard for patients, but that doesn't mean the O2 gas itself catches fire.
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Ultrasound system prices up 20%, driven by new system rollout
Jaimy Lee | July 01, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average price of ultrasound systems rose 20% over the past year, in part because of the launch of a pricey new system and the uptick in the average price of premium systems, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
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Vital Signs
When it comes to clinical-decision software, what does autonomy mean?
Darius Tahir | June 06, 2014
The National Nurses United organization has launched a campaign against a perceived invader: algorithms and clinical-decision-support software. The union charges that the software is costing nurses' jobs, and, just as importantly, their autonomy.
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Cardiac mapping system costs rise due to new models
Jaimy Lee | May 21, 2014 | Basic Web Basic Web Subscription Details
The average cost of basic cardiac mapping systems went up nearly 13% over the past year due to the introduction of two new models to the U.S. market and an increasing number of hospitals purchasing highly configured and costlier systems, according to the most recent Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute...
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