July 11, 2018

ECRI Institute reports on Health Devices Achievement Award recipient

By: Judy Mathias

Editor’s Note

In its July Health Technology eSource, ECRI Institute reported on Boston Medical Center winning the 2018 Health Devices Achievement Award for its pulmonary care app.

The ICOUGH Recovery app promotes better engagement with and adherence to the hospital’s recommended postoperative pulmonary care protocol, which focuses on:

  • (I)ncentive spirometry
  • (C)oughing and deep breathing
  • (O)ral hygiene
  • (U)nderstanding the value of these actions
  • (G)etting out of bed at least three times daily
  • (H)ead-of-bed elevation.


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