HealtheSAVE, a group of healthcare providers and developers led by Lankenau
Medical Center neurologist Elliott
Schulman, MD, was awarded fourth place and $2,500 in the
Institute of Medicine (IOM) and the Avon Foundation for Women’s “Ending
Violence @ Home App Challenge,” a global challenge aimed at preventing
HealtheSAVE, a mobile app, is meant to help healthcare providers better recognize patients who have experienced violence, ask them about that experience, and refer them to appropriate services. The app will educate providers about how to incorporate violence prevention into patient care and put references and resources at their fingertips. HealtheSAVE will also provide handouts and tools to educate patients about abuse, their rights, and resources for aid, and it will fund continuing education and training for providers. The developers are also designing their products to be useful to international users as well, providing links to global resources and designing their tools to work across a broad range of platforms and providers.
“We are honored to be named one of the winners in this challenge and to be recognized for the important work we are doing to raise awareness and educate individuals about domestic violence and help prevent domestic abuse through our original app,” said Dr. Schulman. “Social media and apps can play a powerful role in empowering individuals to take action and change attitudes and behaviors and we are proud to be part of the challenge.”
The winning products were selected from 19 submissions from nine countries and were chosen on the basis of their innovation, design, potential impact, ability to integrate evidence-based information, and usability in different settings.
Lankenau Medical Center, a member of Main Line Health, has been dedicated to healing and comforting the community with a warm, personal touch for over 150 years. Located on a 93-acre suburban campus just outside of Philadelphia, the 331-bed, not-for-profit teaching hospital includes one of the nation’s leading cardiovascular centers; the Lankenau Institute of Medical Research, one of the few freestanding hospital-associated research centers in the nation; and offers state-of-the-art services in cancer care, digestive health care, heart care, lung care, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedic care, pediatric care and maternity care. Lankenau has been named among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals in the for the Philadelphia metro area for digestive health, geriatrics, heart care, kidney disorders, neurology and neurosurgery, lung care and urology. Lankenau has achieved The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for stroke care and breast cancer care and is one of the nation’s Top Performing Hospitals for heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care. The hospital has achieved MAGNET® designation, the nation’s highest award for excellence in nursing care. Lankenau is recognized as a national leader in advancing new options to diagnose and treat illness, protect against disease and save lives. For more information about Lankenau Medical Center, visit mainlinehealth.org/lankenau.
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