The Healthcare Technology Foundation was founded on the principle that achieving improvement in the safe use of healthcare technology requires diverse stakeholders to come together in order to utilize their collective knowledge on the design, use, integration and servicing of healthcare technology, systems and devices.

The mission of HTF is to:

"Improve healthcare delivery outcomes by promoting the development, application and support of safe and effective healthcare technologies."

The Foundation supports:

  • The promotion of excellence in clinical engineering leadership through research, education and certification
  • Funding of related research and programs,
  • Effective collaborations between medical device producers, regulators, users and clinical engineers,
  • The creation of safety-related education material that is useful to members of the public


2016 HTF Clinical Alarms Survey

You are invited to participate in a research study conducted by Marjorie Funk, PhD, RN, Professor at the Yale University School of Nursing and a member of the Board of Directors of the Healthcare Technology Foundation (HTF). HTF is a non-profit organization promoting the development, application, and support of safe and effective healthcare technologies. Read more
The survey used in this study is the third in a series of surveys developed and administered by HTF to ascertain attitudes and practices of healthcare personnel related to clinical alarms. With clinical alarms still among the top health technology hazards, HTF is conducting this survey to determine the effect of recent improvement efforts, including the Joint Commission’s National Patient Safety Goal on Alarm Management. This survey will update the HTF surveys administered in 2006 and 2011 to determine changes in the perception of clinical alarm-related issues, event occurrence, improvement measures, and the priority for action.

Participation in this study is completely voluntary. Information will be collected using an anonymous Survey Monkey® survey that does not track participant information or IP address. There will be no identifiable information obtained.

This survey has two sections: A. Work-related demographics and B. Alarm-related information. There are a total of 37 multiple choice and free-text questions. It should take you no more than 15 minutes to complete the survey.

You should not expect any direct benefit as a result of participating in this research, and you will not be compensated for your participation. The results of this survey will help to inform the healthcare community about the current status of issues related to clinical alarms and perhaps provide ideas for targeted areas for improvement.

Please provide your input into this important survey by clicking the button below.

The survey ends on May 15, 2016.



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