Emergency Medicine

IDEA-EM Collaborations

Portland State University (PSU)

Portland State University logo

IDEA-EM team have partnered with PSU's computer science department to assist with innovation that incorporate apps, computer programming, etc.


fitbit logo

IDEA-EM team working with Fitbit to develop emergency ventilators for use in pandemics and low resource settings. Fitbit has large expertise in medical device and wearable technology that we envision will continue to spurn innovative collaboration beyond ventilators.

Welch Allyn

We have a highly productive collaboration with Welch Allyn where engineers and clinicians are working to solve some important clinical problems and develop new medical devices. Two different projects have obtained outside grant funding to perform clinical trials and move forward the development to validate/de-risk our technology. One device has already resulted in the filing of a non-provisional patent.


We are working with Hill-Rom regarding projects related to innovative solutions in patient monitoring to improve early detection, patient safety and improve outcomes. After hosting engineering rounds in our emergency department, further projects are in discussions.


We have an innovative collaboration with GE digital to improve ED and hospital patient throughput, improving patient outcomes and patient experience.

Hospi Inc

We are working to implement and identify areas of interest for clinical use of the 1st FDA approved rectal catheter for drug delivery and alternative hydration strategies on the market. We are in the process of securing federal grant funding to further the clinical utility of this device.

University of Portland

We are partnering with University of Portland's biomedical engineering program to annually develop innovation products.

University of Portland

Analog Devices - ADI logo

IDEA-EM is collaborating with industry leader ADI to utilize their cutting-edge wearable technology to develop new methods and techniques for monitoring of mental health. This collaboration is in active clinical testing and expanding potential from the hospital to home environment.

Industry sponsored research

Our clinical research program has successfully implemented and enrolled Emergency Department patients of all ages into a broad range studies from gastroenteritis to renal disease to pulmonary embolism.

Engineering rounds

This novel and highly successful program pairs engineers with experienced Emergency Medicine faculty physicians in an immersive clinical experience in the ED. Engineers develop a deep understanding of patient care processes, equipment, and electronic health record use. In addition, engineers see real patient encounters and witness unmet need first hand.

We welcome opportunities to collaborate and form partnerships with companies large and small.