​PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA—ECRI Institute is pleased to announce it is now accepting submissions to its 9th annual Health Devices Achievement Award program. Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, recognizes a healthcare organization for achieving excellence in technology management and patient safety. Previous winners have included Methodist Hospital of Southern California, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and Texas Children’s Hospital, and we encourage submissions from a wide range of large and small hospitals and health systems.

“We look forward to receiving our 2014 submissions and learning more about innovative initiatives underway in this country and abroad,” says James P. Keller, Jr., vice president, health technology evaluation and safety, ECRI Institute. “The organizations that have submitted applications for our award in the past are clearly making a major impact on improving patient care and patient safety through their technology management initiatives.”

The deadline for submissions for this year’s award is June 2, 2014. Entries are accepted online at www.ecri.org/hdaward. Initiatives may relate to any health technology management endeavor, including:

  • Patient safety
  • Technology selection and service
  • Resource allocation
  • Hazard and recall management
  • Staff training
  • Accreditation

The winning organization will be recognized on the ECRI Institute website, through press announcements, and other publicity initiatives.

For eligibility rules and submission details, visit www.ecri.org/hdaward; call (610) 825-6000; e-mail communications@ecri.org; fax (610) 834-1275, or mail us at ECRI Institute, 5200 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting, PA, 19462, USA.                                                                               

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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 are best to 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. Department of Health and Human Services. Find ECRI Institute on Facebook (www.facebook.com/ECRIInstitute) and on Twitter (www.twitter.com/ECRI_Institute). For more information, visit www.ecri.org.

For more information, contact:
Laurie Menyo, Director of Public Relations and Marketing Communications
(610) 825-6000, ext. 5310
lmenyo@ecri.org