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Hazard report. ECRI institute recommends reporting EMI events.
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PMID:  21309308     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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Electromagnetic interference (EMI), though rare, can have a detrimental effect on the performance of electronic medical devices, potentially posing a patient safety risk. We encourage healthcare facilities to report EMI events (both known and suspected) to external entities such as device manufacturers, regulatory bodies (e.g., the U.S. Food and Drug Administration [FDA]), and ECRI Institute. Reporting such events will allow these organizations to analyze a greater number of reports in order to recognize trends that can help identify the susceptibility of devices to this problem; this information can then be disseminated to the healthcare community.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health devices     Volume:  39     ISSN:  0046-7022     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Devices     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-02-11     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1262063     Medline TA:  Health Devices     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  456-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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