Hill-Rom and Edison Nation Medical have formed a partnership to conduct a medical invention search.

The companies are seeking ideas from healthcare providers and the public for new products, specifically to reduce the rate of infection for patients who receive inpatient or outpatient healthcare each year. 

Ideas can be sent through Edison Nation Medical’s confidential portal now through Nov. 18. The best ideas will be designed, developed and licensed by Edison Nation Medical, which then splits royalties with the successful inventor(s). Hill-Rom will work with Edison Nation Medical to “commercialize relevant concepts and will review the remaining ideas as options to potentially supplement the company’s internal product and technology development efforts,” the company said. 

Edison Nation Medical is a collaboration between Carolinas HealthCare System and Edison Nation, a consumer product development company.