FORT WAYNE, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Extension Healthcare, a leader in advanced event-driven care team communication solutions for acute care hospitals, recently nominated the University of Maryland Medical Center for the 2016 Intelligent Health Association (IHA) Awards to be presented at the upcoming HIMSS Annual Conference in Las Vegas. The University of Maryland Medical Center was selected as the winner of the:
- IHA 2016 Award for Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery
- 2016 Intelligent Health Grand Award
Established in 2012, the Intelligent Health Association Awards were created to recognize healthcare providers and institutions that use technologies in healthcare systems for the betterment of patient safety, supply chain and asset management. There are three main categories and one grand award. The three main categories are: Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery, Innovative Healthcare, and Comprehensive Integration.
The 2016 award for ‘Improving Patient Care and Health Delivery’ specifically recognizes the University of Maryland Medical Center’s efforts to provide better and safer patient experiences and utilization of data for optimization of operations/workflows.
The ‘2016 Intelligent Health Grand Award’, awarded to the University of Maryland Medical Center, is made to one of the three recipients of the 2016 annual awards. Colleen Driscoll, MD, Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland Hospital for Children and a key contributor to the advancement of patient safety at UMMC, will accept the awards on behalf of the healthcare system.
Extension Healthcare’s Engage™ "one platform" approach improves clinical communication, collaboration, care coordination, and workflow with a specific focus on reducing unnecessary clinical interruptions and improving response to critical patient events. With what is traditionally accomplished using several vendors and platforms, Extension combines comprehensive alarm management with secure communications on a single platform. The Extension platform intelligently notifies clinicians about real-time patient events through context-driven notifications to smartphones and other common mobile communication devices. Designed for enabling situational awareness and timely information sharing across care teams inside and outside the hospital, Engage aggregates alarm, patient, and care team data from a variety of systems including physiological monitors, nurse call and lab systems, Electronic Health Records (EHR), and location sensing technologies and sends relevant information to enhance the usefulness of alarm and alert notifications. Leveraging the common platform that is purpose built for extensive integration and data aggregation, the Engage Mobile secure texting solution helps to expedite care coordination in response to events. With proven integrations and interoperability in more than 200 hospitals, Extension Healthcare has become a leading solution for improving care quality and patient and caregiver experiences.
About the Intelligent Health Association
The Intelligent Health Association (IHA) is a global, technology-based and technology-focused organization comprising many new technology communities and societies all operating under one organizational structure with a common goal: to help drive the “Evolution to the Health Revolution™” through the adoption and implementation of new technologies in the health eco-system. http://ihassociation.org/. Awards: ihassocation.org/awards.