The ECRI Institute has issued a call for submissions to its ninth annual Health Devices Achievement Award program. Each year, ECRI Institute, an independent nonprofit that researches the best approaches to improving patient care, recognizes a healthcare organization for achieving excellence in technology management and patient safety. Previous winners have included Methodist Hospital of Southern California, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Kaiser Permanente, and Texas Children’s Hospital. ECRI encourages submissions from a wide range of large and small hospitals and health systems.

Entries are accepted on ECRI’s website. Initiatives may relate to any health technology management endeavor, including the following areas:

  • Patient safety
  • Technology selection and service
  • Resource allocation
  • Hazard and recall management
  • Staff training
  • Accreditation

The winning organization will be recognized on the ECRI Institute website, through press announcements, and other publicity initiatives.

The deadline for submissions for this year’s award is June 2, 2014. More information is available on the ECRI website.