Submissions are now being accepted for the second annual McKnight’s Excellence in Technology Awards.

Lively competition among more than 100 extremely worthy candidates led to a highly successful first year for the awards. Ultimately, 15 winners were named across five categories. These categories are again in play: Quality through Technology, Dignity through Technology, Innovator of the Year, Transitions and the High Tech/High Touch award.

The awards are open to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities, and continuing care retirement communities.

The honors are not limited to projects involving complex computer systems or sophisticated devices. Any technology-related initiative will be considered by the contest’s independent judges. Last year’s winners, for example, included mobile technology for better dementia care and a joystick for operating wheelchairs.

“What seemed to stand out from last year’s winners was the fact that they used technology to come up with a solution and then fortified their outcomes with loving care and personal touches,” says McKnight’s Editor James M. Berklan.

Submissions will be accepted through July 12. McKesson is this year’s sponsor.

Click here to see the entry form.