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ECRI Institute introduces SELECTplus User Experience Network

ECRI Institute, a nonprofit healthcare organization, has introduced its new SELECTplus User Experience Network, a decision support resource for medical technology purchasers in the US.

The User Experience Network is the recent improvement of SELECTplus capital procurement advisory service. The first module focuses on CT scanning systems, showing rankings by the vendor and model, feature-by-feature comparisons, market share and average quoted prices.

ECRI Institute president and CEO Jeffrey Lerner said that the CT scanning has been one of the most widespread and useful technologies since the 1970s.

"Manufacturers have developed an extraordinary number of ways to adapt it, ranging from low-dose systems to equipment that combines capabilities like PET CT," Lerner added.

ECRI Institute SELECT Health Technology Services vice president Jennifer Myers said that the hospital executives and purchasing professionals need every bit of supporting data and market insight they can get, while keeping a focus on safety and quality.

"This user experience network adds a critical component to our suite of analytical and benchmarking tools that our members rely on to make cost-effective purchasing decisions," Myers added.

SELECTplus portfolio draws on the expertise of ECRI Institute’s medical technology management experts, including radiologists, physicists, financial analysts, and onsite laboratory testing of medical devices to reveal safety issues, alerts, and recall data on technologies being considered for purchase.

The CT scanning systems module also includes deep market analytics and a comprehensive comparative analysis of CT dose reduction technologies.