Congratulations to Elivio Health, the $10,000 winner of the at-large Patient Safety Technology Challenge

More than 2,000,000 patients develop a Surgical Site Infection (SSI) each year. Elivio Health is attaching the $8.2B Inpatient Surgical Procedures market to reduce hospital readmittance rates due to SSI’s.  With Elivio Health technology monitoring the patient’s incision wound 24/7, doctors and nurses have a direct line to critical health metrics, while Elivio also keeps patients informed of their status from the comfort of their home.

Elivio, winning team of the
Left to Right: Albert Go, ’22 SEAS, CEO and Co-Founder Elivio Health, Sam Botros ’22 SEAS, CTO and Co-Founder Elivio Health, Wendy Shi, ’23 SEAS, CFO and Co-Founder Elivio Health, Patient Safety Tech Challenge Judge, Dr. Benjamin L. Ranard, MSHP; Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine New York-Presbyterian Medical Hospital

The Patient Safety Technology Challenge is part of the Columbia Venture Competition (CVC).  This Fall semester, the CVC kicked off with the Columbia-CareOne Healthcare Innovation Challenge, run in partnership with Columbia Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and Design.

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.  We are thrilled to be sponsoring the At-Large Patient Safety Tech winner of the Columbia CareOne Healthcare Challenge.

The Patient Safety Technology Challenge is funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and hosted by the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative. The Challenge guided by national partners experienced in safety technology and advanced healthcare analytics who can help determine which patient safety problem statements are a priority and which ideas have the greatest potential to be transformational.

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