Award Winning Innovations in Health Technology Management
A Web Conference Presented by ECRI Institute
April 19, 2012
1:00 to 2:30 p.m. EST
Each year, ECRI Institute honors one of its member healthcare institutions with the Health Devices™ Achievement Award for excellence in health technology management. The award recognizes an exceptional initiative to improve patient safety, reduce costs, increase efficiency, or otherwise facilitate better strategic management of health technology.
Our 2011 winner, Grande Ronde Hospital, a 25-bed critical access hospital in rural Oregon, will be presenting its ground-breaking telemedicine initiative in ECRI Institute’s April 19, 2012 web conference, “Award Winning Innovations in Health Technology Management.”
With the help of its RP7 mobile robotic platform, Grande Ronde provides remote consultations that connect Oregon doctors to consultants, physicians, and patients as far as 1,800 miles away, saving hundreds of thousands in transfer costs and inconvenience. Grande Ronde’s innovative telemedicine program led the Oregon Medical Board to adopt a new rule allowing physicians to practice across state lines. Their story is featured in a new Modern Healthcare white paper, The Path to Interoperability.
Also presenting will be the two 2011 finalists. One is Boston Medical Center, which developed a novel cart-mounted point-of-care training system used both to validate alarm policy changes on telemetry monitors and train clinicians on those changes. The project has become an instrumental part of the hospital’s alarm management program. The other finalist is Indian River Medical Center, which has implemented a remote telemetry monitoring program for stable cardiac patients on medical surgical units. Indian River has seen a significant decrease in patient transfers to critical care since its telemetry program was implemented.
Presenters will discuss:
- Steps to developing award-winning initiatives from concept to desired outcomes
- Methods for measuring the success of their initiative related to patient safety, efficiency, and sustainable cost reduction
- Securing project funding and buy-in from hospital leadership
James P. Keller, Jr, MS, Vice President, Health Technology Evaluation and Safety, ECRI Institute
Douglas Romer, Executive Director, Patient Care Services, Grande Ronde Hospital, La Grande, Oregon
James Piepenbrink, Director of Clinical Engineering, Boston Medical Center, Boston, Massacheusetts
Kathryn Clark, RN, CCRN, CNML, Nurse Manager, Intermediate Cardiac Care and Cardiac Stepdown Units, Indian River Medical Center, Vero Beach, Florida
The 90-minute interactive format of these web conferences provide ample time to interact with the panel through a Q and A session. The web conference format encourages team participation.
This program is intended for biomedical and clinical engineers, IT staff, nursing department leads, materials managers, risk managers and patient safety officers, and other healthcare professionals.
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