Feb. 18—Healthcare technology experts say hospital C-suite leaders should watch for a number of technologies that have the potential to improve quality of care and reduce costs, such as technologies related to electronic health records, mobile health, cardiac and bariatric surgery, and imaging, according to a report released by the ECRI Institute.
The report, Top 10 C-Suite Watch List, reflects the top 10 technologies that experts say healthcare leaders should pay attention to in 2013.
One item—the hybrid positron emission tomography (PET)/MRI scanner—could reduce retesting with its additional detail and eliminates ionizing radiation associated with CT scanners. But the $7 million price tag attached to such a system may prohibit facilities from jumping in anytime soon.
Three other items on the list—mobile health (mHealth), metabolic surgery (bariatric surgery as an early intervention for diabetes II), and low-dose computed tomography lung screening—may greatly affect operations and care patterns, according to the report.
Publication Date: Monday, February 18, 2013