The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announces that the competition for the 2016 Patient Safety Innovation Awards will open on April 1st, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT. The PSMF is calling on patient safety entrepreneurs and innovators to bring forward their novel products and processes that will help reach the Movement’s goal of ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2020. Applications will be accepted online between April 1, 2016 and October 1, 2016. For more information and to apply please visit http://psm2016.startupcompete.co/.
This is the second year of this competition and the goal is to receive a wide array of entries from a diverse group of stakeholders. This year, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation will select three innovations that can make the most impact and be easily implemented in hospitals around the world. Entries will be judged by the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s Board Members. The three winners will be announced at the 2017 World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit in February of 2017 in Dana Point, California. First prize is $50,000, followed by $25,000 for second prize and $10,000 for third prize.
“Whether high tech or low tech, innovation has the power to significantly reduce patient harm and help us achieve zero by 2020,” stated Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “What we have learned over the years is that these innovations are not always able to be shared quickly enough to make the most impact. This is where our Patient Safety Innovation Awards can help. We had over sixty entries last year and we are hoping to double that this year. I encourage everyone to participate.”
“Every year, we are amazed at the innovative minds that attend our annual Summit,” stated Dr. Michael A.E. Ramsay, President of the Baylor Research Institute and Board Member of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “We will be looking for innovations that are proven to improve patient safety. This competition is open to everyone including hospital administrators, healthcare providers, patients, engineers, government leaders, etc. We hope this will not only highlight their work but also allow the global community to become aware of their innovation’s benefits earlier than later.”