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Illuminating the Issue
Hospital-Acquired Infections Cause Nearly 100,000 Deaths Every Year
Hill-Rom, a leading manufacturer and provider of medical technologies, has partnered with Edison Nation Medical to identify new solutions for controlling hospital-acquired infections and we want to hear your BRIGHTEST ideas!
When patients contract an infection while receiving medical treatment in a healthcare facility, it is called a hospital-acquired infection (HAI). These HAIs can cause extreme illness and disability for patients; approximately 100,000 patients die from an HAI every year in the United States alone. Consider the following sobering statistics:
- One in every 20 hospitalized patients contracts an HAI.
- A recent study cited that nearly 2 million patients contracted HAIs, resulting in 99,000 deaths.
- HAIs cost the system between $28-$45 billion annually.
HAI infections can occur anytime during care, but there are times when a patient is more vulnerable than others. The five situations that present the biggest burden to our healthcare system include:
•Central line-associated bloodstream infections
•Surgical site infections
•Clostridium difficile infections (see CDC more information)
•Catheter-associated urinary tract infections
Submit Your Idea!
Innovators can submit their ideas confidentially and securely at http://www.EdisonNationMedical.com/HillRom through November 18, 2013.
Our product development and medical review experts will review all submissions. The best and brightest may be designed, developed and licensed by Edison Nation Medical. Licensed ideas will receive a $2,500 minimum advance on 20 years percentage of sales or buyout. We split the licensing royalties 50/50 with inventors on the products that we select.
What’s Your BRIGHT Idea?
A great idea can come from anyone, anytime. We invite you to explore the issue further and get inspired. As you get your creative juices flowing, consider if you have ideas that will:
•Reduce the spread of infection
•Sterilize/contain medical instruments
•Provide better infection and contamination monitoring
•Improve compliance among healthcare providers
•Improve bacteria culture collection and diagnostics
For more information about HAIs, browse these resources:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
Diseases and Organisms in Healthcare Settings
Disinfection and Sterilization in Healthcare Facilities
Environmental Infection Control in Healthcare Facilities
Drug Resistance Threat