SOURCE: Patient Safety Movement Foundation

Patient Safety Movement Foundation

May 26, 2015 18:52 ET

Patient Safety Movement Foundation Announces Innovation Contest to Help Eradicate Preventable Patient Deaths

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwired - May 26, 2015) - Patient Safety Movement Foundation founder Joe Kiani called on attendees at this year's C2 Montréal (Commerce + Creativity) international conference in Montreal, Canada, and concerned advocates around the world to take part in a new innovation contest to help eradicate preventable patient deaths.

Speaking to more than 1,400 attendees at C2, which runs through Thursday, Kiani said the Patient Safety Movement is awarding three prizes for process or product innovations that will make significant strides toward eliminating preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals.

1st Prize: $50,000
2nd Prize: $25,000
3rd Prize: $10,000

Winners will be given stage time at the 2016 Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit.
To enter, visit http://patientsafetymovement.org/innovationaward/

"While we have processes and products today that save lives from preventable errors in hospitals, we hope that new innovative ideas will be generated by people around the world to improve the processes and products that can eliminate all preventable deaths in hospitals," Kiani said. "Our mission of zero preventable deaths by 2020 is achievable if everyone decides to get involved and lead."

C2 Montréal is an immersive event that explores the relationship between commerce and creativity, and its potential to redefine business. Kiani announced the new innovation contest while interviewed on stage at C2 by Bloomberg Media Group's Ramy Inocencio.

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About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0x2020). Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payors. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems and solutions of patient safety. The Foundation also convenes Patient Safety, Science and Technology summits. The first annual Summit was held in January 2013 and brought together some of our nation's best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact recipes to meet patient safety challenges, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data for whom their products are purchased, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020. Visit www.patientsafetymovement.org.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Irene Paigah
    The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
    Phone: (858) 859-7001
    E-mail: irene@paigah.com