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Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit Inspires Healthcare Industry Stakeholders to Action in Pursuit of 0 Preventable Patient Deaths by 2020
Date:2/14/2013

atient Safety, Science & Technology Summit, convened under the leadership of Joe Kiani , is informed by the model that allowed ICU infections to be significantly reduced across the U.S. It aligns all groups behind a common goal with a valid measure, it is informed by science and technology, and it is infused with humility of the task at hand, inviting all to help achieve the goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020."

Nine Medtech Companies Sign a Pledge to Make Patient Data Accessible
Medical Technology Companies have made incredible advances in helping to diagnose, treat and monitor patients. However, according to Kiani, data ownership, information sharing, device integration and interoperability issues are hindering our healthcare system's ability to keep patients safe. Kiani views the Summit as the first step in a movement of industry collaboration and "Co-Opetition" that will remove the information barriers that are plaguing patient safety.

In this pursuit, Kiani penned and signed a pledge to patients vowing to make patient data accessible and open for sharing with other technology makers. Kiani, Dr. Pronovost, and former President Clinton issued a challenge to all medtech companies to do the same. Eight answered that challenge. Cercacor, Cerner, Dräger, GE Healthcare Systems, Smiths Medical, FUJIFILM SonoSite, Surgicount, and Zoll each made groundbreaking pledges to make patient data collected and displayed on their devices accessible for patients and clinicians – launching a movement designed to create a patient data superhighway, which with powerful predictive algorithms could help reverse the rising tide of preventable patient deaths in hospitals. 

Tom Gentile , President and CEO, Healthcare Systems, GE Healthcare, said, "GE Healthcare feels great responsibility to collaborate closely with hospital providers and industry partners to pursue zero preventabl
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SOURCE Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation and Competition in Healthcare
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