Urgent Matters Accepting Submissions for 2014 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year

The winning team will present their innovation at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly in Chicago, Oct. 26

WASHINGTON (July 10, 2013) – Urgent Matters, Blue Jay Consulting, and Schumacher Group are now accepting submissions for the 2014 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award, a competition to foster innovation in emergency departments nationwide.

The Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award, also supported by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), provides an opportunity for multidisciplinary teams to be acknowledged for their outstanding contributions in emergency medicine. The award also provides a platform for disseminating effective solutions to common issues facing the emergency care community. Submissions should fit into at least one of the following categories:

  • Safety and quality
  • Flow and efficiency
  • Care coordination
  • Patient experience
  • Cost consciousness

The contest closes on July 31. To be eligible for consideration, the innovation must include a measurable assessment of the effectiveness of the intervention. One member of the winning team will receive the honor of presenting their innovation at the Urgent Matters Conference, Innovations in Patient Safety, to be held at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly in Chicago, Oct. 26.

All submitted tools that meet entry criteria will be posted to the Urgent Matters online searchable toolkit, a collection of strategies and tools developed by hospitals across the country to target specific issues facing hospital emergency departments. The toolkit is available to view.

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