PRHI Funds Five Additional Patient Safety Technology Challenge Competitions Across the Country

Five additional competitions are participating in the Patient Safety Technology Challenge, funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and administered by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. The Patient Safety Technology Challenge is designed to fuel the engagement of students and innovators in creating solutions and envisioning transformational approaches to reduce preventable harm from medical errors and reimagine a vastly safer healthcare system. The new competitions or events joining the effort with awards recognizing patient safety solutions include: Bench to Bedside based at the University of Utah, the Columbia-CareOne Healthcare Innovation Challenge based at Columbia University, the Fowler Global Social Innovation Challenge, Penn Nursing Innovation Accelerator, and SXSW (South by Southwest) 2023.

Each competition asks participants to address one or more of the five categories of error: Medication, procedural/surgical, patient care, infection, and diagnostic. Learn more about the competitions here. 

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