CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Edison Nation Medical, the premier health care innovation marketplace, today announced a long-term partnership with the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), the leading professional association for nurse leaders, to uncover and commercialize innovations from AONE members that can substantially improve the efficacy, efficiency or safety of patient care.
To launch the partnership, the two organizations have joined forces in an inaugural innovation search seeking product ideas specifically designed to improve and enhance patient care. Today marks the official launch of the search, which extends through September 4, 2015. Ideas should be submitted through Edison Nation Medical's secure and confidential online portal at EdisonNationMedical.com/patientcare. Edison Nation Medical, which brings more than 12 years of experience working with individuals and small businesses to commercialize their innovation ideas, will work with AONE to assist the professional association's community of more than 9,000 nurse leaders in bringing their health care product innovations to life.
A subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA), AONE's mission is to shape health care through innovative and expert nursing leadership. The organization provides leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care. "Nurses are truly on the front lines of delivering patient care, from hospitals to home care, to retail clinics and even in schools. As such, they have an incredible understanding of what works and what needs to be improved in health care," said Robert Grajewski, president of Edison Nation Medical. "AONE advocates for nurses and nursing excellence. They are passionate about uncovering new ideas for improved patient outcomes. We are thrilled to partner with such an outstanding organization in unleashing the expertise and ingenuity of their care providers."
"Nurses are adept at adapting devices and environments to meet the immediate needs of patients and to deliver care safely, efficiently and effectively," said Pam Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN, chief executive officer, AONE and senior vice president for nursing/chief nursing officer, AHA. "AONE encourages nurse leaders to continuously improve patient outcomes and shape the future of health care. By partnering with Edison Nation Medical, our members have a trusted resource through which their creative ideas can potentially become a reality to impact patients around the world."
For more than 10 years, Edison Nation Medical has helped individuals bring their health care ideas to life and has successfully commercialized innovation ideas from individual inventors. The organization has deep expertise across the entire innovation lifecycle: gathering, evaluating, validating, designing/prototyping and commercializing health care ideas. Edison Nation Medical's online portal provides a clear and easy pathway through which anyone — physicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, patients and caregivers — can submit a medical invention idea for full evaluation and potential commercialization. A team of intellectual property, medical, technical and business development experts shepherd the most promising ideas through the myriad of barriers that often derail great inventions from coming to life at no cost to the inventor. The end goal is to commercialize each qualified product idea either by licensing the idea to a medical device manufacturer or by starting a company around the idea.
For more information about the Edison Nation Medical and AONE partnership, please visit https://EdisonNationMedical.com/aone-partnership/. And for more information about the Patient Care search, please visit https://EdisonNationMedical.com/patientcare/.
About the AONE
AONE is the national professional organization for nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. With more than 9,000 members, AONE is the leading voice of nursing leadership in health care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care. AONE is a subsidiary of the AHA. For more information, visit www.aone.org.
About Edison Nation Medical
Edison Nation Medical is a health care innovation marketplace with deep expertise in open innovation, product development and health care. Born out of collaboration with Carolinas HealthCare System (one of the largest public health system in the United States), Edison Nation Medical's mission is to break down the barriers to health care innovation. We make this a reality by providing a clear and easy pathway through our open innovation platform for anyone — physicians, nurses, entrepreneurs, even patients and caregivers — to submit a medical invention idea for full evaluation and potential commercialization. Edison Nation Medical innovation headquarters is in Charlotte, NC, with satellite offices in San Francisco and New York City. For more information, please visit www.EdisonNationMedical.com or find Edison Nation Medical on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.
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