The Patient Safety Movement Foundation Board of Directors has selected RightBio Metrics technology as a finalist for the Patient Safety Innovation Awards. The third annual Patient Safety Innovation Awards have drawn in a plethora of innovative products and processes designed to significantly improve patient safety and help reach the foundation’s goal of ZERO preventable patient deaths by 2020. These submissions from across the globe represent some of the most innovative products and process improvements the Patient Safety Movement Foundation has seen in the last three years . There were more than 50 submissions and RightBio Metrics was selected as one of three finalists.
Award recipients will be announced at the 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit on February 23-25 in London, England. The 2018 Summit will bring global leaders, government representatives, Healthcare and Hospital CEOs, medical experts and patient advocates together for the first time in London, England to share the latest advances and confront preventable patient deaths in hospitals across the world.
The Foundation has selected Nasogastric Feeding and Drainage Tube Placement and Verification as one of five challenges the organization focuses on in 2018. The recommended protocol to assist with safe placement will include the use of pH. RightBio Metrics makes the only FDA cleared, CLIA waived product for confirming gastric acidity of tubes intended to end in the stomach. “As a physician who has lost patients to misplaced NG tubes, it has become my lifetime mission to ensure these tubes are placed safety , every time.” says Dr. Paul Gilbert , “I invented the RightSpot pH to address this issue and am thrilled that safe tube placement is now a global focus and that our technology is being recognized as an innovation in that area.”
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RightBio Metrics is a Phoenix, AZ-based, privately held medical device company whose mission is to eliminate any harm caused by misplaced tubes. The company makes the only FDA Cleared/CLIA waived product for confirming gastric acidity for tubes intended to end in the stomach. For more information, please visit www.rightbiometrics.com
About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 3 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0X2020). Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020. Visit patientsafetymovement.org.
Contact: Renae Moomjian (520) 275-9329