VA/SyntheSys Partnership Results in ACT-IAC Innovation Award!

The American Council for Technology – Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC), a non-profit, public-private partnership dedicated to improving government through the application of information technology, awarded the Emergency Medicine Management Tool (EMMT) the Dynamite “High Risk, High Reward” award at its government innovation event. The EMMT is a performance dashboard that provides daily metrics to VA Emergency Departments related to patient flow and service delivery quality. It was one of 30 innovations showcased at the ACT-IAC Igniting Innovation Conference and was selected as one of only five Dynamite Awards. In keeping with the partnership nature of ACT-IAC, EMMT was a joint submission by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and SyntheSys LLC.

Chris Smith, the Igniting Innovation Program Chair, presented the Dynamite Award and commended the VA and SyntheSys, saying “We are proud to recognize the Department of Veterans Affairs and SyntheSys LLC for its dedication to advancing the mission of ACT-IAC by enabling government to improve efficiency and effectiveness through its Emergency Medicine Management Solution.”

In a recent press release, Mr. Swedberg, President of SyntheSys LLC, summarized the impetus for the award, stating “The core innovation here was Dr. Tyndall’s insight into the strategic value of digitizing the ED white boards…it provided a foundation for standardizing operations across all EDs  as it also has equipped grass roots Lean Six Sigma improvement projects.”

EMMT was represented at the innovation fair by SyntheSys staff members and featured a special virtual appearance by Dr. Tyndall via Skype video conference.