How it works
Submit responses to a few questions regarding your innovation.
Our team will review your submission and follow up if any additional information is required.
You will receive notification within 4-6 weeks regarding whether your innovation has been selected to be highlighted on PSNet.
What You Need to Know
- Applicable to US healthcare setting
- Grounded in patient safety and not quality or quality improvement alone
- May improve the process with or without improving patient outcomes if the innovation dramatically improves patient care delivery; however, must not have a negative effect on patients
- Practical, efficient, timely, and cost effective (e.g., impact on patient safety outcomes outweigh the investment to implement)
- Applicable and scalable to other sites
- Employing tools or systems that are not proprietary/commercial
- Implemented at a single site (e.g., patient care setting, unit, department) are acceptable, however multi-site innovations will be prioritized
- Implemented at the facility, system, regional, or state level
- Implemented and sustained for no less than two years and no more than five years
- Have undergone empirical evaluation using quantitative methods to demonstrate improvements in patient safety outcomes and/or practice
- Highlighted in the patient safety peer-reviewed published literature
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