August 09, 2021
Emergency authorizations of certain medical devices during the COVID-19 pandemic are the top technology hazard this year, according to ECRI. These temporary approvals present safety risks for patients, and liability challenges for providers because the FDA can revoke authorizations at any time. Providers are using devices under emergency use authorization but don’t have systems in place to monitor their impact on patient safety, how the devices are being used and when the FDA removes authorization, Schabacker said when ECRI published its report earlier this year.
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