Urgent Matters is Accepting Submissions for the 2016 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Winning team to present innovation at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas, Nevada, Oct. 16-19

Urgent Matters, Philips Blue Jay Consulting, and Schumacher Group are now accepting submissions for the 2016 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award, a competitive opportunity that fosters 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 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, and
  • cost consciousness.

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 the team’s innovation at the Urgent Matters Conference to be held at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Additionally, the team representative will have the opportunity to meet with the Philips Blue Jay Consulting and Schumacher Group leadership to assess the possibility of deploying the innovation on a larger scale; will enjoy complimentary registration to the Urgent Matters Conference in Las Vegas; and will receive airfare and a one night hotel stay. Finally, the winner will present their innovation via a webinar that is sponsored by Urgent Matters and will have their work featured on the Urgent Matters website and social media.

Blue Jay Consulting, a team of nationally-recognized emergency care experts who implement effective, lasting changes to optimize service and throughput in hospital emergency departments, is now part of Philips.

Visit Urgent Matters for more information on eligibility and to download the submission form.

All submissions 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.

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