Patient Safety Technology Challenge

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The Patient Safety Technology Challenge is an initiative designed to fuel the engagement of students and innovators in creating solutions and envisioning transformational approaches to reduce preventable deaths and disabilities from medical errors and harmful events and reimagine a vastly safer healthcare system. The initiative will inject patient safety awards into existing local, regional, and national competitions to help increase awareness of the patient safety crisis and produce a documentary to bring attention to this issue. Guided by national partners experienced in safety technology and advanced healthcare analytics, the Challenge will fund awards in existing competitions, hackathons, and startup weekends as either an off-the-shelf award package or as a new award. The Patient Safety Technology is funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and administered by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. For more information, visit