Cleveland Clinic and the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston have been leading clinical trials of mobile stroke units, which are enabling the hospitals to start stroke treatment before patients reach the hospital.
Providers are paying more for surgical lights as interest grows in units with video monitor and camera attachments, according to the latest Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.
At least five patients and hospital staffers have been injured in the past year because of malfunctions in gamma camera imaging devices, according to the ECRI Institute. Gamma cameras are found in most U.S. hospitals.
The average price that healthcare facilities paid for cardiac mapping systems was 50% higher between June and August as compared with the same period last year.