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State of Artificial Intelligence: Viewpoints from ECRI Clinical and Technical Experts


Many medical devices manufacturers are highlighting their use of artificial intelligence (AI), and advertising it as a way to improve performance. Claims include: improved workflow, alarm management, disease detection, reduced radiation dose, and more. AI seems to be the solution to many problems; but what are its capabilities in its current state?

View the recorded webcast to learn about findings related to AI from recent device testing.

Learning objectives:

During this session, we'll discuss:

  • Examples of AI being used in Medical Devices
  • Ways AI is positively impacting care
  • Enhancement claims that are not substantiated

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Agenda & Speakers

Jason Launders

Jason Launders

Director of Operations, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Jason Launders has served ECRI since 1998, and is currently the Director of Operations for the Device Evaluation group. Jason’s primary responsibility is managing ECRI’s laboratory-based evaluations of medical technologies. Jason holds an MSc in Medical Physics, and spent his earlier time at ECRI evaluating a wide range of diagnostic imaging technology, such as: CT, MRI, PACS, and Digital Radiography. Today, he is responsible for developing the content of evaluations to ensure they meet the needs of our members.

Francisco Rodriguez-Campos

Francisco Rodriguez-Campos, PhD

Senior Project Officer, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Francisco Rodriguez-Campos, Ph.D., is responsible for evaluating medical imaging technologies such as CT and breast tomosynthesis for ECRI’s Device Evaluations group. Before joining ECRI, Francisco was a neuroscientist and instructor at the University of Pennsylvania where he performed image-guided (CT and MRI) surgeries to place chronic implants in old-world macaques and taught in the biomedical engineering program about medical devices. He has served as project manager for a Medical Technology assessment project for the El Salvador Social Security Administration, consultant to PAHO/WHO in the deployment of medical technology-related projects in El Salvador and Nicaragua, director of the clinical engineering graduate program at Universidad Don Bosco and professor of medical imaging in the biomedical engineering undergraduate program.

Priyanka Shah

Priyanka Shah

Sr. Project Officer, Device Evaluation, ECRI
Priyanka Shah is a senior project engineer with the Device Evaluation group at ECRI where she performs medical device evaluations, investigates system failures, develops practical guidance for healthcare facilities, conducts accident investigations and consults healthcare facilities on pre-purchase selection, and appropriate use of, medical equipment and health-IT systems. Her areas of expertise include consumer devices, remote patient monitoring, physiologic patient monitoring, alarm management, and EHR usability. Ms. Shah came to ECRI with a background in research engineering and program management. She earned her M.S. degree in biomedical engineering from Purdue University.

Shannon Davila

Shannon Davila

Associate Director, Safety, ECRI
With a clinical background in adult critical care nursing, Shannon specializes in infection prevention and healthcare quality improvement. Shannon has provided leadership throughout several state and national patient safety programs including the New Jersey Sepsis Learning Action Collaborative and CMS Hospital Improvement Innovation Network. Shannon has co-led both the national CMS Sepsis and Antimicrobial Stewardship Affinity Groups.