Webinar – Carefully Managing ECRI’s 2021 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards

June 24, 2021
10:00am - 11:00am Pacific Time
CHI owner insured hospital and long-term care risk managers, biomedical engineers, information technology specialists, direct patient care managers, CNOs, patient safety officers, and quality improvement managers.


The safe use of health technology—from simple devices to complex information systems—requires identifying possible sources of danger or difficulty with those technologies and taking steps to minimize the likelihood that adverse events will occur. ECRI’s 2021 Top 10 Health Technology Hazard list helps healthcare facilities do that by identifying key areas of concern and offering practical recommendations for preventing harm.  Many of the topics on this year’s list address the need to move from just trying to cope during the pandemic to building stronger and more resilient processes, utilizing the innovations developed over the past year and the lessons learned along the way. Please join us for a one-hour webinar discussing the top health technology challenges that were identified for 2021 and ECRI’s guidance for carefully managing the risks associated with them.

Please note: Optima is using Zoom Webinars for this event; each participant receives a unique log-in link upon registration. Optima continues to encourage you to forward this email throughout your organization, inviting all interested.  Unlike the past, no one will be able to access the webinar without registering; therefore, each person intending to participate needs to register independently in order to receive their unique log-in link.  Please contact Millie Mastromattei if you have questions or would like help with registration.

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Learning Objectives

At the end of the webinar, the participant should be able to:

  1. Review ECRI’s 2021 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards.
  2. Identify possible technology hazards in your organization as they apply to the Top 10 Health Technology Hazards list.
  3. Create a plan of action to carefully manage the ECRI 2021 Health Technology Hazards you identify as top risks in your organization.

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider number 12205 for 1 contact hour.


Rob Schluth
Principal Project Officer, Product Development
Device Evaluation

Rob Schluth is a project leader focusing on content development and program management for the Device Evaluation group at ECRI, an independent nonprofit organization providing unbiased assurance on medical technologies and treatments to healthcare professionals around the world. During his 25-year tenure with the organization’s medical device testing team, Rob has contributed to hundreds of the group’s device evaluations, problem reports, and guidance articles spanning virtually all health technologies.

Rob currently leads the development of ECRI’s annual Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report and manages other special initiatives for the Device Evaluation team. ECRI produces the Top 10 Hazards list each year to identify potential sources of harm associated with medical technologies and to provide recommendations for action. The yearly report empowers those on (or near) the front lines of patient care to further ECRI’s mission of improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of healthcare across all settings.

Web Access

Optima is using Zoom Webinars for this presentation.  Upon registration, you will receive connection information with a unique link to join the webinar.


This event is a webinar. Upon registration, you will receive connection information with a unique link to join the webinar.