Three members of the ECRI Institute staff were recognized for their contributions to patient safety at the recent AAMI annual meeting.

A patient safety award cosponsored by AAMI and Becton Dickinson was presented to vice president for accident and forensic investigation Mark Bruley, CCE. The award recognizes outstanding achievements by healthcare professionals who have made a significant advancement toward the improvement of patient safety.

During the AAMI event, the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and the Healthcare Technology Foundation (HTF) presented another award. The recipient was Bruce C. Hansel, PhD, CCE, ECRI executive director, accident and forensic investigation. He was recognized for his body of work in forensics and patient safety related to clinical engineering and health technology management.

The ACCE also honored Erin Sparnon, MEng, ECRI engineering manager, health devices. She won the group’s 2014 Professional Achievement in Technology Award/Professional Development Award. She was chosen for her work in infusion device/electronic health record integration.

For more information on these award winners, visit the ECRI Institute website.