Hackers, mattresses among top ECRI health tech hazards

October 10, 2018

In its 2019 Top 10 Health Technology Hazards report, ECRI (Emergency Care Research Institute) put cybersecurity attacks on top of the list, according to an article on the Patient Safety & Quality Healthcare website.

The threat of hackers targeting remote access to healthcare systems as named the most pressing issue.

Other hazards include the following:

• “Clean” mattresses that retain blood and other body fluids after cleaning

• Improper cleaning of electrical equipment can result in equipment malfunction, damage, or fire

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