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Patient Safety Innovation Awards

The deadline to submit has passed for the Patient Safety Movement Foundation’s second annual Patient Safety Innovation Awards. The PSMF will award the top three innovations that will make significant strides toward eliminating preventable deaths in hospitals across the world.

Register for the 5th Annual Summit Today

The 5th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit will be held February 3-4, 2017 at the Laguna Cliffs Marriott Resort & Spa in Dana Point, California.

The Goal: ZERO Preventable Patients Deaths by 2020

At the Patient Safety Movement, we believe that ZERO preventable deaths by 2020 is not just a worthy goal. With the right people, ideas, and technology, it’s an attainable goal. Many of the pieces of this puzzle already exist. Solving this problem is a matter of connecting the dots of patient safety.

The Patient Safety Movement is working to connect these dots in a number of ways: by collaborating and breaking down information silos that exist between hospitals, medical technology companies, the government, and other stakeholders; by promoting the sharing of data that can identify at-risk patients before they’re in danger; and by providing specific, actionable solutions that healthcare professionals can implement today so we can reach our goal together.

We are the Patient Safety Movement. Join us today so that patients can live tomorrow.

The Patient Safety Movement Mission


Our ultimate goal is to get to ZERO preventable deaths by 2020!

  1. Unify the healthcare ecosystem (hospitals, healthcare technology companies, government, patient advocates, clinicians, engineers, etc.)
  2. Identify the challenges that are killing patients to create actionable solutions (Actionable Patient Safety Solution)
  3. Ask hospitals to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)
  4. Promote transparency and aligned incentives
  5. Ask healthcare technology companies to share the data their devices generate in order to create a Patient Data Super Highway to help identify at-risk patients
  6. Promote patient dignity & love
  7. Empower providers, patients, and families through education of medical terminology and medical errors so they may better advocate for their loved ones.

See What the Patient Safety Movement is All About




Diverse in professional background but united by a shared mission, our Board of Directors is comprised of leaders in medical technology, public policy, healthcare delivery, information technology, safety innovation, and patient advocacy.

  • Joe Kiani
  • Steven Barker, PhD, MD
  • Robin Betts, MBA-HM, RN
  • David Mayer, MD
  • Charlie Miceli
  • Tamra E. Minnier, RN, MSN, FACHE
  • Jannicke Mellin-Olsen, MD, DPH
  • Jim Messina
  • Steven C. Moreau
  • Michael A.E. Ramsay, MD, FRCA
  • Alicia Cole

Announcing the 2016 Patient Safety Innovation Awards

Innovation Competition

We are calling on patient safety advocates to bring forward their proven innovations that will help us reach our goal of ZERO preventable deaths by 2020.




Get the information you need today. Read current and trending patient safety related content, important Patient Safety Movement news releases, and handpicked media coverage as we gain the momentum and traction we need to eliminate preventable patient deaths.

Press Releases
Media Coverage
Patient Safety Report

Get Involved

By creating a Patient Safety Movement account you will have the opportunity to make a difference by taking action. Create an account to Make a Commitment, Sign the Open Data Pledge, or Share a Patient Story.

Get Involved


You don’t have to be a healthcare professional to make a difference. If preventable death has touched your family or you simply feel passionate about the cause, the Movement wants you!



The Patient Safety Movement has developed specific actionable solutions that your healthcare institution can implement now. To develop additional solutions, we need your frontline perspective.


Right now, your company’s technology is making a difference. By promoting device interoperability and data sharing, your company can play an even greater role in patient safety.


Your tax-deductible donation of any amount will help the Patient Safety Movement achieve our unified goal of
ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2020.