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2021 Tech Awards categories

Each of these four awards will be awarded (Gold, Silver and Bronze — as warranted) in each of three divisions: Skilled Nursing, Senior Living and Home Care.

1) Quality
Winning entries will describe the technology involved and how it was applied to improve the quality of care or services. Submissions should address the methodology and impact, along with results that are as specific and quantifiable as possible.

2) Innovator of the Year
Winning entries will describe how technological innovation was key to an entry’s success and how it made a difference to the provision of care and/or services and/or the bottom line. Submissions should address the methodology and impact, along with results that are as specific and quantifiable as possible.

3) KISS (Keep It Super Simple)
Winning entries will describe a simple but effective application of technology that improved the provision of care and/or services and/or operations. Submissions should address the methodology and impact, along with results that are as specific and quantifiable as possible.

4) Building Bridges
Winning entries will describe the ways in which an operator is using technology to improve connections between staff members and residents and/or their families. Submissions should address the methodology and impact, along with results that are as specific and quantifiable as possible.

Entry Questions

1. Describe the history of this project. Be sure to note the specific technology applied or used.
2. How has the project contributed to the success of the organization within this specific category? Please share specific data or metrics that show impact and effects; THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT. (500 words or less)
3. Describe any obstacles the team had to overcome in relation to this project. (300 words or less)
4. Is there anything else you would like the judges to know? For example, were there any additional project benefits you’d like to talk about? Are there any notable anecdotes regarding the project you’d like to share?

You must submit your entry with an image depicting the entry. Candid/action shots with no more than three people, are recommended. All images should be color, 300 dpi resolution. Images should be jpeg or png files and no smaller than 3” by 3” (horizontal photos are preferred, however). File size should not be less than 300KB.