Patient Safety Panel to Discuss How Hospitals are Leveraging Open Data to Create Interoperability to Save Patients’ Lives

Irvine, California

It’s been heralded as the simplest and most useful advance to patient safety but has thus far seemed elusive. It’s a concept called “interoperability” and it’s thought that by allowing medical devices to work together that hospitals will be able to deploy predictive algorithms and decision support which may save hundreds of thousands of patients from undiagnosed conditions or medical errors.

The Need for Open Data: Since 2013, Patient Safety Movement Foundation has brought competing medtech companies like Zoll, Medtronic, Masimo, Philips, GE Healthcare and Drager together in the name of patient safety. These companies have pledged to open the data their devices are purchased for, without blocking, interfering with data sharing or charging. What began with nine companies opting to sign the Open Data Pledge in 2013 has now grown to 89 companies. And thanks to open data pledges like these, hospitals will soon be able to rely on predictive algorithms and decision support to help them save their patients’ lives and improve their outcomes.

The team of expert panelists below are on the “Healthcare Technology Leadership Panel” at the 7th Annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit on January 19th at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach Resort & Spa.

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