ECRI Institute presents its annual Health Devices Achievement Award to the member facility that has carried out the most exceptional initiative to improve patient safety, reduce costs, or otherwise facilitate better strategic management of health technology. We're pleased to share details about the top submissions from our most recent competition, as well as those from previous years. The submission period begins each October. To submit an entry, or for rules and additional information, visit the
award rules page.
The 11th Health Devices Achievement Award (2017)
In May 2017, we announced Penn Medicine's Center for Health Care Innovation as the 11th winner of our award, highlighting the app-development platform that the Penn Medicine team designed to help clinicians better manage specific populations of patients. The platform allows the team's developers to rapidly create and revise apps that bring relevant data to clinicians at the time they need it, enabling continuously improved patient care.
Along with the winning submission, we selected three additional entries that deserved special recognition. In this collection of articles, we describe each of these projects to highlight their successes, as well as to share best practices and techniques that may benefit other healthcare facilities.
Penn Medicine Center for Health Care Innovation (Philadelphia, PA): Designing Custom Apps to Improve Patient Care—An Award-Winning Initiative from Penn Medicine's Center for Health Care Innovation. The team at Penn Medicine developed a platform for creating apps that proactively identify patients who require a particular intervention, using real-time data from multiple IT systems, and then deliver that information to care providers at the time it is needed, thereby leading to better patient care.
The 10th Health Devices Achievement Award (2016)