In 2006, the Institute for Pediatric Innovation was founded to create novel pathways to overcome the long-standing economic barriers that have prevented companies from developing medicines and devices for treating children. The creation of IPI was born out of the vision that children don’t always get the same attention as adults, when it pertains to childhood diseases and medicines.
This year, the Institute for Pediatric Innovation celebrated its 14th Anniversary. One of our most impactful accomplishments over this past decade has been the pediatric formulation of a medicine that kids with chronic hypertension need to take daily in precise dosages in order to avoid life-long heart and kidney disease. Some 20,000 patients have now been prescribed Epaned-TM and the medicine is stocked in over 300 hospitals and 400 pharmacies. Our other major accomplishment has been in the area of Hospital Acquired Conditions (HACs) in helping pediatric hospitals work together to develop medical devices to improve outcomes in areas like device-related pressure ulcers and end central line blood infections. These damaging and even deadly conditions result directly from the absence of medical devices designed specifically for treating children.
The Institute for Pediatric Innovation has embarked on this new endeavor in the area of Telemedicine and have partnered with Dr. Michael Connors and Anytime Pediatrics, Inc. to provide real time virtual doctor visits for children with Pediatric Cancer and other chronic illnesses, who live in rural America and the inner cities. We found that the biggest hurdle for these children and their families is to log on to Broadband and the lack of iPhones or tablets. Through our partnership with Anytime Pediatrics, we can provide them with these devices. All of this can and will prevent unnecessary hospital visits to the ER and save insurance companies millions of dollars.
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