Ventilator Training Alliance App Recognized for Medical Innovation
The Ventilator Training Alliance (VTA) app, launched in April and powered by Allego, has been recognized with two awards for innovation.
The VTA was a Gold Winner in the IT World Awards “Company Innovation of the Year | Tackling COVID-19 with Innovative Ways” category. The VTA was also the winner of a Silver Stevie Award in the “Most Valuable Medical Innovation” category in The 17th Annual International Business Awards.
At the beginning of the pandemic, Allego partnered with several of the world’s leading ventilator manufacturers to form the VTA. The Alliance, using Allego’s proprietary technology, launched a centralized knowledge hub—the VTA app—that connects frontline medical providers with critical information from ventilator manufacturers.
The VTA app provides free access to a repository of training resources including instructional how-to videos, manuals, troubleshooting guides, and other ventilator-operation expertise that’s crucial to helping responders treat patients suffering from COVID-19-related respiratory distress.
As of September 19, the VTA app has nearly 60,000 users in 196 countries, so frontline medical workers can continue saving lives across the globe.
“During the pandemic, organizations all over the world have come together to address the enormous needs and new challenges that have emerged. The members of the VTA have demonstrated agility, innovative thinking, and collaboration to support our frontline workers,” said Allego CEO and Co-Founder Yuchun Lee. “It’s an honor to be involved in this project and to be recognized for these innovations by our industry peers.”
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VTA Honored With Premier Awards
The VTA is honored by two organizations for its innovative approach to helping overcome life-threatening challenges. The app saves clinicians time and effort when tracking down training information and guidelines to allow teams—both expert and novice—to set up life-saving ventilator equipment quickly and safely.
The IT World Awards honor achievements in every facet of the information technology industry including organizational performance, product and service innovations, hot technologies, executives and management teams, and customer satisfaction.
The Stevie Awards were created in 2002 to honor the achievements and positive contributions of organizations and working professionals worldwide. Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from July through early September.
More than 3,800 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories, including Company of the Year, Best New Product or Service of the Year, and Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year, among others. This year’s competition also featured new categories to recognize the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Despite the unprecedented impact the COVID-19 pandemic has had on organizations and working people worldwide, the number and quality of nominations we received in this year’s International Business Awards attests to the continued outstanding performance of many organizations. The commitment we’ve seen through these nominations to maintaining the success, health, and safety of employees, customers, and communities is truly impressive,” said Stevie Awards President Maggie Gallagher.
Learn about The International Business Awards and see a list of Stevie Award winners.
Get a complete list of the 2020 IT World Award winners.
Watch an overview of the VTA app.