We wish to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this, the 5th International Seminar on Patient Safety and Clinical Excellence.

The presentations delivered and the titles of the winning initiatives in the 4th Quirónsalud Award for Outstanding Initiatives in Patient Safety announced during the seminar appear below.


First prize:

“The patient as auditor of safe practices,” Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra.


Principal Investigator:

Isabel Rodrigo Rincón, Head of Clinical Management Support and Continuity of Care, Complejo Hospitalario de Navarra.

Second prize:

“What not to do in COPD,” Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz.


Principal Investigator:

Felipe Villar Álvarez, staff physician in the pulmonology department, Hospital Universitario Fundación Jiménez Díaz.

Consolation prize:

“Using computer vision to improve clinical safety through pain measurement in patients unable to communicate (PainMED)”


Principal Investigator:

Rafael Sánchez Bernal, Head of the Care Management Unit, Araba Mental Health Network, Osakidetza.

Special mention for innovation:

“Wireless traceability system for the surgical workflow: safe, patient-focused and effective surgery,” Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos.


Principal Investigator:

Juan Rey Biel, Head of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Service, Hospital Universitario Rey Juan Carlos, Hospital General de Villalba, and Hospital Universitario Infanta Elena.