Urgent Matters is Accepting Submissions for the 2017 Emergency Care Innovation of the Year Award

Winning team to present innovation at the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly in Washington, D.C., Oct. 28

Urgent Matters, Philips Blue Jay Consulting, and Schumacher Clinical Partners are now accepting submissions for the 2017 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
  • 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 ACEP Scientific Assembly in Washington, D.C. The topic for this year’s conference is “Improving the Value of Acute and Emergency Care: Frontline Innovation.”

Additionally, the team representative will have the opportunity to meet with 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 Washington, D.C.; and will receive airfare and a one night hotel stay. Finally, the winner will present their innovation via a webinar sponsored by Urgent Matters and will have their work featured on the Urgent Matters website and social media.

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. View the Urgent Matters toolkit.

Visit the Emergency Medicine Innovators of the Year Award page for more information on eligibility and to download the submission form.

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