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March 31, 2017

REMEDI Team Wins 2017 AAMI Clinical Solution Award

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics, a division of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering at Purdue University, was chosen for the 2017 Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) Clinical Solution Award.   This award is based on the application of innovative clinical engineering practices or principles to solve one or more significant clinical patient care problems or challenges, and will be presented at the AAMI 2017 Conference and Expo in Austin, Texas on June 10. 

The Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics (REMEDI) team, led by Richard Zink, was recognized for having made significant contributions in assisting hospitals to improve patient safety and quality. 

“REMEDI has developed an evidence-based community of practice using medical device informatics from infusion pumps to improve infusion therapy safety,” said Marilyn Neder Flack, Executive Director of the AAMI Foundation.  “The REMEDI infusion pump program is the only patient safety improvement program in the country that reaches across manufacturers’ infusion smart pump technologies to create a network of individuals from 279 hospitals across 23 states, all of whom are willing to share information about data in their smart pump drug libraries and lessons learned as they improve clinician compliance with the use of those drug libraries.” 

Zink is Managing Director of Operations for Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE), and is responsible for developing evidence-based decision support tools, supporting communities of healthcare providers and researchers, and directing the RCHE Purdue Patient Safety Organization.  

“We are honored and privileged to win this prestigious award,” said Zink.  “Having the AAMI Foundation, whose primary mission is to serve the public welfare and improve patient safety, recognize the team’s efforts is particularly gratifying.  This award would not be possible without the hard work of those currently affiliated with the project, the previous efforts of those that laid the foundation, and the heart and soul of the REMEDI collaborative; the pharmacists, nurses, vendors and others, who willing share their knowledge to make infusion therapy safer for patients everywhere.”  

Other members of the team include Daniel D. Degnan III (Center for Medication Safety Advancement), Poching DeLaurentis (RCHE), James B. Graves (ITaP), Damion A. Junk (ITaP), Alissa J. Nedossekina (ITaP), Michael G. Zentner (ITaP), and Kang-Yu Hsu (RCHE). 

About the Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics

The Regenstrief National Center for Medical Device Informatics (REMEDI), is part of the Purdue University-based Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering (RCHE).  It established a HIPAA-aligned HUB as a portal to support an internet accessible, national “Drug Limit Alert” database.

About the AAMI

The Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) is made up of roughly 7,000 members with the mission to “develop, manage, and use safe and effective healthcare technology”.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the organization.   


Richard Zink, Director of Operations, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, zinkr@purdue.edu

Paul Griffin, Director, Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, griff200@purdue.edu