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CleanMed 2015 Mobile App wins PCMA 2015's BEST IN SHOW!

Given the fact that the CleanMed conference is an annual forum where health-care administrators, clinicians, medical researchers, building designers, and product vendors gather to share information and learn about best practices for creating environmental sustainability in the medical sector, it’s no small thing that the mobile app allows the event to be virtually paper-free. But the app for CleanMed 2015, held this past May in Portland, Oregon, did much more than save trees. “The app was pure engagement,” said Carrie Abernathy, CMP, CEM, CSEP, director of education and events at Practice Greenhealth, which organizes the conference.

In addition to providing nuts-and-bolts information about the conference agenda, schedule, speakers, attendees, and sponsors, the app featured an expo “treasure map” that rewarded attendees for traversing the show floor and connecting with peers. The app also allowed attendees to take notes and download session materials, and made it easy for them to gain continuing education units for qualifying sessions — when they entered a PIN, the app automatically generated a survey and sent out a CEU certificate. Polling features included a “word cloud” option, which asked attendees to type in words and phrases that the app then aggregated and visually weighted according to how many times they were submitted.

Organizers also made sure that access to the app was not a problem for anyone. “All attendees could borrow an iPod Touch for the entire conference,” Abernathy said.


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