NEW YEAR, NEW GEAR

Hos­pi­tal ex­ec­u­tives should pay at­ten­tion to these tech­nolo­gies in 2012, ac­cord­ing to a watch list pre­pared by the ECRI In­sti­tute

Modern Healthcare - - THE WEEK IN HEALTHCARE - Source: ECRI In­sti­tute

1. Elec­tronic health records 2. Min­i­mally in­va­sive bariatric surgery 3. Dig­i­tal breast to­mosyn­the­sis 4. New CT ra­di­a­tion re­duc­tion tech­nolo­gies 5. Tran­scatheter heart valve im­plan­ta­tion 6. Ro­botic-as­sisted surgery 7. New car­diac stent de­vel­op­ments 8. Ul­tra- high-field- strength MRI sys­tems 9. Per­son­al­ized ther­a­peu­tic vac­cines for can­cer 10. Pro­ton- beam ra­di­a­tion ther­apy

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