ECRI Institute Releases User Experience Data on Endoscope Reprocessing Systems

ECRI Institute Releases User Experience Data on Endoscope Reprocessing Systems

Healthcare providers rank systems by model, vendor, features, and other key

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PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 6, 2014

PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa., May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ECRI Institute,
an independent nonprofit that researches best approaches to improving patient
care, announces results from its recent user experience survey on endoscope
reprocessors. Hospitals and health systems nationwide used ECRI Institute's
SELECTplus™ User Experience Network to report direct experience with one or
more of 11 different automatic endoscope reprocessor models. The survey
results show rankings of automatic endoscope reprocessors by vendor and model
on several criteria, including reliability, ease of use, compatibility with
scopes, service response time, and user training.

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The user data reveals that five vendors dominate the market: Advanced
Sterilization Products (ASP), Custom Ultrasonics, Medivators, Olympus, and
Steris. In addition to the survey results, the UEN data includes market
analytics, feature-by-feature comparisons, member interest (market share),
average quoted prices, and other market analytics derived from ECRI
Institute's research and expert analyses. 

An excerpt of some of the survey results is available in a recent "techIQ"
brief for free download. The full report is available to ECRI Institute
members on the member website. 

The SELECTplus User Experience Network is part of a comprehensive decision
support resource for medical technology purchasers with user satisfaction
rankings and other key purchasing information, including market analytics from
ECRI Institute's analysts and technology management experts. The resource is a
member benefit of ECRI Institute's SELECTplus capital technology advisory
service used by more than 3,500 members from healthcare organizations

ECRI Institute is currently conducting its next user experience survey which
asks medical equipment purchasers to rate MRI systems in their facilities.
Results of the survey are planned to be released in May. SELECTplus User
Experience Network survey results are currently available for CT scanners,
ultrasound imaging, beds, monitors, alarm management.

For more information about the SELECTplus User Experience Network, contact
Jennifer Myers at (610) 825-6000, ext. 5287, or e-mail To
learn more about ECRI Institute, contact us by phone at (610) 825-6000; by
e-mail at; or by mail at 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth
Meeting, PA 19462.

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About ECRI Institute
​ECRI Institute (, a nonprofit organization, dedicates itself to
bringing the discipline of applied scientific research to healthcare to
discover which medical procedures, devices, drugs, and processes enable
improved patient care. As pioneers in this science for more than 45 years,
ECRI Institute marries experience and independence with the objectivity of
evidence-based research. Strict conflict-of-interest guidelines ensure
objectivity. ECRI Institute is designated an Evidence-based Practice Center by
the U.S. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. ECRI Institute PSO is
listed as a federally certified Patient Safety Organization by the U.S.
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