The AAMI Foundation is now accepting applications for its Mary K. Logan Research Awards, a grant program aimed at supporting research that enhances the safe adoption and safe use of health technology. Recipients are eligible to receive up to $80,000 in funding for their projects.
Topics can vary widely—focusing on, for example—device technology, processes, sterilization, dialysis, healthcare technology management and other issues. Priority is given to topics that do not have other available sources for funding. Junior investigators with strong mentorship are encouraged to apply.
“The AAMI Foundation is committed to ensuring that health technology is safe, effective, and reduces preventable patient harm. Supporting researchers who are working to improve health technology safety is an important part of that mission. The Mary K. Logan Grant Program, named in honor of AAMI’s former president and CEO, is one of the few funding opportunities developed specifically to support this research,” said Steve Campbell, executive director of the AAMI Foundation and chief operating officer at AAMI.
Research projects should seek to:
- Yield results that can be applied or used by other healthcare organizations
- Improve methods of patient safety with a defined and direct path to implementation into patient care settings
- Study problems for which deeper understanding is needed before effective solutions can be applied
The AAMI Foundation Board recently awarded the $40,000 Mary K. Logan Research Grant to the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio to fund a project intended to ensure the appropriate continuous monitoring of pediatric patients. Previous recipients are developing a data collection tool to study intravenous medication administration errors that occur when using smart pumps and a machine learning algorithm to more accurately detect pediatric weight entry errors.
Applications for the Logan grant should be submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on Dec. 31, 2019, at www.AAMIFoundation.org/MKL-Awards. To learn more about AAMI Foundation scholarships, awards, and grants, visit www.AAMIFoundation.org.