Safety First: ECRI Institute Expert Works to Reduce Health IT, Integration, Infusion Risks

February 11, 2015 | Evaluations & Guidance


​​Congratulations to Erin Sparnon, Health Devices engineering manager, for winning the 2014 ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award. The award—a joint honor sponsored by the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)—recognizes leadership in implementing and promoting alliances between the clinical engineering and IT professions. Sparnon won the award for her work as an advocate for patient safety in health IT and medical device integration.

"ECRI Institute is very proud that Erin has received such a distinguished award," said James P. Keller, Jr., ECRI Institute's vice president, health technology evaluation and safety. "Her contributions to integration-related research, interoperability standards-based development, and analysis of health IT safety matters were big reasons why she won. Her efforts...

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