Patient Safety Movement announces winners of 2015 innovation award

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation named the 2015 winners of the Patient Safety Movement Innovation Award.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation's board of directors selected three winners out of more than 60 submissions from entrepreneurs and innovators for novel products and processes designed to help eliminate preventable patient deaths by 2020.

The first place prize of $50,000 went to Uganda Industrial Research Institute, which introduced an electronically controlled gravity feed infusion designed to improve the efficacy of intravenous fluid and/or drug delivery to children under the age of five.

The second place prize of $25,000 was awarded to Fitsi Health, which designed a hand-hygiene improving bedside caddy that gives patients easy access to hand sanitizer and a place to store personal items.

The third place prize of $10,000 went to PrevenTreat, which introduced a bed sore prevention system called Healthy Heels. The system prevents and treats heel pressure ulcers through a bed sheet and pillow system that suspends patients' heels.

The winners were announced at the 2016 Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit on Jan. 22 in Dana Point, Calif.

To learn more about the award, click here.



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