The ECRI Institute's 2014 watch list of new technologies aims to help hospitals balance safety, need and cost against vendor hype. Making the list are a computer-assisted sedation system for endoscopic procedures such as colonoscopy, a catheter-based renal denervation system for hypertension, the use of copper surfaces in ICU units and other areas to reduce hospital-acquired infections, the NanoKnife system and intelligent sensor pills.

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