Health Technology Excellence Award Winners Circle

Honoring excellence in the field of health technology management

The Health Technology Excellence Award is presented each year to an ECRI member institution that has demonstrated an outstanding initiative that improves patient safety, reduces costs, or otherwise facilitates better strategic management of health technology. For more information about how the winners are determined or how to apply for consideration, visit the award rules page.

2022 Award Winner

McLaren Northern Michigan, Petoskey, MI

Integrating Patient-Centric Technologies to Improve Care and Enhance the Patient Experience

When planning technologies to be used in a newly constructed addition to the hospital, McLaren Northern Michigan challenged the suppliers of those technologies to work together to build a highly integrated system. This successful effort produced a system that streamlines the delivery of information to care providers and provides patients with easy access to the resources they need to understand their care and to be comfortable during their stay. For this initiative, McLaren Northern Michigan has been selected as the winner of ECRI's 16th Health Technology Excellence Award.

Central to the success of the project was an initial meeting that brought together—in one room, at one time—the vendors of many different solutions. During that meeting, McLaren challenged the vendors to collaborate to build the best-possible integrated solution.

The result of this high-caliber team-up is a system that integrates the technologies and data sources that are central to the patient's comfort and care. The integrated solution incorporates staff communication devices, the nurse call system, physiologic monitoring and telemetry, patient beds, the electronic medical record (EMR), electronic whiteboards, virtual nurse capability, real-time locating system (RTLS) technology, a bedside patient tablet, and Internet Protocol television (IPTV).

2021 Award Winner

Mon Health System, Morgantown, WV

Providing Opportunities for Technology Innovation

2020 Award Winner

Lower Mainland Biomedical Engineering & Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Joint Investigation of Overinfusion Incidents Has a Global Impact


2019 Award Winner

Penn Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Developing an App to Promote More Rapid Weaning from Mechanical Ventilation and Sedation


Other Commended Entries

2018 Award Winner

Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA

Postoperative Pulmonary Care Smartphone App


2017 Award Winner

Penn Medicine Center for Healthcare Innovation, Philadelphia, PA

Designing Custom Apps to Improve Patient Care


2016 Award Winner

Texas Children's Hospital, Houston, TX

Alarm Management Reboot


2014 Award Winner

Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, DE

Best Practices in Telemetry Management: Redefining Use While Maintaining Patient Safety and Reducing Costs


2013 Award Winner

Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Arcadia, CA

Redefining Medical Equipment Management and Giving a Solution to Vulnerabilities from New Medical Device Technology


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