May 8, 2023

ECRI: Guthrie Clinic wins 2023 Health Technology Excellence Award

Editor's Note

On May 4, ECRI announced that Guthrie Clinic, Sayre, Pennsylvania, is the winner of its 2023 Health Technology Excellence Award.

The annual award honors an organization that implements an exceptional initiative to improve patient safety, reduce costs, and facilitate better strategic management of health technology.

Guthrie Clinic won for its strategic approach to addressing staffing shortages made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The organization used an artificial intelligence-enhanced video and communications platform to rapidly implement a telesitting program to address its staffing crisis, and this also served as the first phase of a larger project to develop a virtual command center.

Telesitting technology allows one clinician to monitor several patients at once, either remotely or from a central location in a healthcare system.

The Johns Hopkins Armstrong Institute for Patient Safety and Quality, Baltimore, was runner-up for its development and implementation of a safety-event-reporting software application.

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