New Report Lists Top Tech Challenges

Electronic health records (EHRs) and mobile health rank among the top technology challenges facing the healthcare industry C-suite in 2013, according to a recent report from independent non-profit ECRI Institute.

ECRI Institute’s Top 10 C-Suite Watch List: Hospital Technology Issues for 2013 includes a list of the top ten technology challenges that healthcare leaders should have in their sights for the year ahead. The full list includes:

  1. Electronic Health Records
  2. Mobile Health
  3. Alarm Integration Technology
  4. Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery
  5. Imaging and Surgery
  6. PET/MR
  7. Bariatric Surgery
  8. Supply Chain
  9. Radiation Dose Safety
  10. Lung Cancer Screenings


The items on the list represent a range of challenges, stemming from industry developments such as reform initiatives and new technology developments. While some of the items present organizations with the challenge of significant capital investments, others have the potential to impact operations and care patterns, according to a press release.

“Hospital leaders should ask if new technology or procedures really improve patient care and make it a less costly patient-care experience,” said Robert Maliff, director of applied solutions at ECRI Institute, in the release.

The list is available for free at

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