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Award Series

About Back Pain Centers of America’s Awards Series

Back Pain Centers of America’s Awards Series is designed to award and support advances in patient care and/or the spine industry. They are awarded yearly. 2017 submissions are closed. Look for 2018 to open in January, 2018.

Technology Innovations Award

This award recognizes innovation in Orthopedic and Spine Care and contributions towards the advancement of medicine (ex. Patents, commercialization of patents, procedure enhancements, new procedures, processes to encourage patient adherence to health plan, etc.)

Entry Fees

There are no fees to enter for this award.

Timeline

  • February 13, 2017: Call for entries
  • April 30, 2017: Deadline to enter
  • May 15, 2017: Award Finalists announced (without placements/rankings)
  • June 23, 2017: Awards Announcement at Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Conference
  • July, 2017: Winners are profiled via press release and online

Entry Criteria:

  • FDA-Approved Mobile Medical Applications (Apps)
  • General Hospital/ASC Devices and Therapeutic Products
  • Implant and Tissue-Replacement Products (including orthopedic, tissue implants and instruments)
  • Radiological and Electromechanical Devices (including diagnostic imaging devices, energy-emitting therapy devices)
  • Surgical Equipment, Instruments, and Supplies

To be eligible for entry, technology must be commercially available (able to be ordered or purchased) by December 31 in the year prior to the competition. New technology applications are accepted where the patent was invented and/or developed by the practitioner with written consent from the OEM.

Additional Eligibility Requirements are as Follows:

  • Technology commercially available in any country are eligible.
  • All applicable entered technology must be approved either by the U.S. FDA or other relevant notified body outside of the United States.
  • Technology previously entered but not selected as finalists or award winners may be entered again.
  • Entries are not accepted from jurors, their companies, or those companies’ subsidiaries in the year they act as jurors.

Currently open for award submission

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Best Innovation in the Patient Experience

This award recognizes innovation in Orthopedic and Spine Care in improving the patient experience. This can be a process, an innovative program, a system, or anything that measurably improves the patient experience in orthopedics and spine care.

Entry Fees

There are no fees to enter for this award.

Timeline

  • February 13, 2017: Call for entries
  • April 30, 2017: Deadline to enter
  • May 15, 2017: Award Finalists announced (without placements/rankings)
  • June 23, 2017: Awards Announcement at Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Conference
  • July, 2017: Winners are profiled via press release and online

Entry Criteria:

  • Improvement must be measurable with ability to show what the specific patient experience was before and after the innovation was implemented
  • Innovation must be unique to the practice and developed by the practice.

To be eligible for entry, the patient experience innovation must have been in place at least 6 months before entering.

Additional Eligibility Requirements are as Follows:

  • Entries previously entered but not selected as finalists or award winners may be entered again.
  • Entries are not accepted from jurors, their companies, or those companies’ subsidiaries in the year they act as jurors.

Currently open for award submission

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Best Response Rate for Patient Call Handling

This recognition is awarded by Back Pain Centers of America to current BPC Network Members only, based their performance in handling patients calls.

The Winner is Based on the Following Factors:

  • % of patient calls that are answered by the practice (when transferred by BPC call center)
  • % of patient calls that are answered on first attempt to transfer
  • Patient satisfaction level with the practice handling of their calls

Entry Fees

There are no entry fees for this award.

Eligibility for Entry:

  • Practice must currently be a BPC Network Member and have been a member for at least 6 months

Timeline:

  • April 30, 2017: Deadline to enter
  • May 15, 2017: Award Finalists announced (without placements/rankings)
  • June 23, 2017: Awards Announcement at Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Conference
  • July, 2017: Winners are profiled via press release and online

For more information please email: Erosenthal@backpaincentersofamerica.com

Growth Award for Patient Care

This award recognizes the practices which have demonstrated high growth and healthy growth in a calendar year. This can be measured by the number of additional practitioners added to the practice, the % positive change in number of calls transferred to the practice, or additional locations opened by the practice to serve the patient community. Patient satisfaction is a factor as is the absence of negative patient reviews online.

Back Pain Centers of America awards this recognition based on data provided by the practice and our own tracking of patient calls.

Eligibility for Entry:

  • Practice must currently be a member of the BPC network and have been a member for at least 6 months

Timeline:

  • April 30, 2017: Deadline to enter
  • May 15, 2017: Award Finalists announced (without placements/rankings)
  • June 23, 2017: Awards Announcement at Becker’s Orthopedic and Spine Conference
  • July, 2017: Winners are profiled via press release and online

Currently open for award submission

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