HGA Wins Minnesota Tekne Award

HGA won a Minnesota Tekne Award for work on an integrated response system for seizures at Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

2020 Tekne Award Winner Digital Transformation

HGA won a Minnesota Tekne Award for the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Richard M. Schulze Center of Excellence in Neurological Care in the Digital Transformation category. The Tekne Awards describes the category as, Digital Transformation “honors organizations using digital technologies to create new — or modify existing — business processes, culture, and customer experiences to meet changing business and market requirements. We look to recognize companies (and leaders) radically rethinking how their organization leverages technology, people, and processes to fundamentally change business performance.”

In collaboration with the Minnesota Epilepsy Group who wanted to monitor neuro patients who have seizures, hospital staff, contractors, and the project manager we designed an integrated system to be used when a patient is having a seizure. Each room is equipped with a seizure sequence monitoring system that enables faster response by care providers and instantly reduces sensory instigators within the room. This system can be initiated by pushing a large purple button at the entrance of the room, or remotely via the patient monitoring system. This integrated system summons the nurse call, dims the lighting, turns off the television and lowers the window shade with one pre-configured setting.

See a video of the system in action and learn more about the process in the video below.

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About the Tekne Awards

Each year, the Tekne Awards shine a spotlight on Minnesota’s science and technology industry. The gala affair draws nearly 1000 attendees from across the state and from technology areas ranging from advanced manufacturing and information technology to healthcare and agricultural technology. The technology community comes together at this special event to celebrate Minnesota innovation and recognize Tekne Award finalists and recipients—the best and brightest of Minnesota’s diverse science and tech-based economy. The Tekne Awards begin in 1998, and are presented by the Minnesota Technology Association.

About the Minnesota Technology Association

For more than 30 years, the Minnesota Technology Association has helped nurture each of these attributes within our state, enabling Minnesota technology-driven businesses, professionals, and communities to thrive. Each year, thousands of technology professionals make meaningful connections and advance their careers through MnTech’s respected programs, educational opportunities, and networking events. We also lead the charge in advancing tech-related public policy issues to Minnesota’s state capitol and serve as the local affiliate of TECNA, the Technology Councils of North America. Our member companies work the spectrum of technology, from IT, advanced manufacturing, life sciences, fintech, agtech, cleantech, and edutech, and range from long-established corporations to small and growing startups.