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Harnessing AI for Better Health: Managing Risks to Maximize Benefits

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing healthcare. The potential to improve clinical outcomes, reduce costs, and minimize healthcare inequities is immense; but so too is the potential for preventable harm.

AI systems are only as good as the model generated from the data on which they are trained, and the working clinical environment in which they are implemented. Shortcomings in any area can lead to an inappropriate AI response that degrades patient care or worsens health inequities.

Download ECRI’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Position Paper, which includes a seven-point plan for healthcare organizations striving to use AI safely and responsibly.

In addition to specific recommendations to mitigate risk, ECRI’s AI position paper answers some of the most pressing questions related to AI in healthcare:

  • How is AI currently being used in healthcare?
  • What are the risks, and how can they be managed?
  • What assurance should regulatory clearance provide?
  • How can AI functionality be assessed?
  • How can AI performance be monitored?
  • How should healthcare organizations proceed?

For more information:

Contact Yvonne Rhodes, Associate Director of Strategic Communications, at

About ECRI:

ECRI is an independent, nonprofit organization improving the safety, quality, and cost-effectiveness of care across all healthcare settings. With a focus on technology evaluation and safety, ECRI is respected and trusted by healthcare leaders and agencies worldwide. ECRI is the only organization worldwide to conduct independent medical device evaluations, with labs located in North America and Asia Pacific. ECRI is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices PSO is a federally certified Patient Safety Organization as designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Visit