The 2010 Health Care Innovations Program Awards were presented today at the Military Health Services Conference. Awards were given in 4 categories: Per Capita Costs, Population Health, Experience of Care, and Readiness.
The Health Care Innovations Program Award for Per Captia Costs was presented to The 319th Medical Group at Grand Forks Air Force Base for their elimination of paper prescriptions in the medical treatment facility, increasing accuracy by 94% and decreased pharmacy processing time and waste.
The Health Care Innovations Program Award for Population Health was presented to Brooke Army Medical Center for the development of a preventative cardiology clinic resulting in early identification and screening of at risk cardiovascular patients. They increased preventative therapies 100%
The First Health Care Innovations Award for Experience of Care was presented to Tripler Army Medical Center for their significant reduction in pneumonia through the implementation of “on the CUSP” Comprehensive unit-based Safety Program developed by Johns Hopkins and implemented by Tripler Army Medical Center in it’s ICU and compliance increased to 88%
The Second Health Care Innovations Award for Experience of Care was presented to the Naval Medical Center in San Diego for implementation of a centralized patient transfer center increasing transfers back from civilian medical facilities by 34% thus recapturing TRICARE beneficiaries and improving military treatment facility utilization.
The Health Care Innovations Program Award for Readiness was presented to the 88th Medical Group at Wright Patterson Air Force Base for the implementation of Robotic Remote Presence Readiness Training in a joint collaboration with the Army Institute of Surgical Research giving the group training in burn care with the help of robotics, telemedicine and medical simulation.