|[February 21, 2018]
Medical Technology Leaders to Discuss Open Data During World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit
The medical technology field spans a multi-billion dollar market, and
corporate competitiveness has long been viewed as the key to staying
ahead. But Joe Kiani, Chairman, and CEO of the medical technology
company, Masimo, is bringing fierce competitors together for the sake of
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Joe Kiani, Founder and Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation, discusses the importance of open data and interoperability of medical devices. (Photo: Business Wire)
As a strong advocate for patient safety, Kiani founded the Patient
Safety Movement Foundation to stem the needless deaths that occur in
hospitals every day through preventable medical error. The goal is zero
preventable deaths by 2020.
One of the ways to reach such an aggressive goal, says Kiani, is a
concept called "interoperability" and he wants to use open data to
create a "Patient Data Super Highway" to get to there.
"First of all, it's the right thing to do," Kiani says. "People are
dying because of the lack of data sharing -algorithms that can warn
clinicians and help them with decision making can't be used because data
from medical devices and electronic medical records have historically
been walled by the manufacturers."
Since the first Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit in January
2013, Kiani has convened hundreds of leading clinicians, hospital CEOs,
medical technology CEOs, government stakeholders and patient advocates
from around the globe to discuss what steps need to be made to get
closer to the Foundation's goal to eliminate preventable deaths in
The first challenge is how to get competing MedTech companies like
Philips (News - Alert), Medtronic, Masimo and GE to work together on interoperability?
The solution is through Open Data Pledges to amass data collected by
various medical devices. Data sharing is the key along with protections
for patient privacy, but the prize remains patient safety. The
information is there, ready for any company or entrepreneur to figure
out a way to take "interoperability and with it predictive algorithms
and decision support" from concept to reality.
What began with nine companies opting to sign Open Data Pledge in 2013
has now grown to nearly 100 companies, including giants GE, IBM (News - Alert) Watson,
Medtronic and Philips, who have signed the pledge. And this year,
Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak will lead the panel on Healthcare Technology
at the 6th Annual World Patient Safety, Science & Technology
Summit in London. It's a clear sign that more companies are beginning to
see the need for interoperability to eliminate preventable deaths in
"That' what makes this year's World Patient Safety, Science and
Technology Summit so exciting," says Kiani. "We are going to be able to
bring together industry leaders, innovators and even rivals to the table
in pursuit of patient safety."
"Zero preventable deaths in a hospital setting by 2020 is a goal worth
cooperating for," Kiani says. "The summit brings together the expertise,
technology and the ability to come up with actionable plans and
implementation that can save lives."
The 6th Annual World Patient Healthcare Technology Leadership
Ishrak, Chairman and CEO, Medtronic - Past President
and CEO of General Electric Healthcare Systems, a 12 billion dollar
division of GE. He is co-chair of the World Economic Forum's Health
and Healthcare Community and serves on the Board of Directors for
Intel (News - Alert), the global technology company.
Darling, Co-founder, SmartWard - Mr. Darling's diverse
background includes bringing hardware and software solutions in
Cybersecurity, Safety-Critical Systems, and Defense.
van Houten, CEO, Royal Philips - Mr. van Houten also
serves as Chairman of the Board of Management and Executive
Committees. His expertise in innovation and business transformation
has led to improved results at Philips through targeted divestment and
the acquisition of complementary health technology businesses. These
include U.S. based image-guided therapy leader Volcano and analytics
Wold, President and CEO, GE Healthcare Clinical Care
Solutions - Mr. Wold joined GE with the acquisition of
Diasonics/Vingmed Ultrasound, a Norway-based technology start-up. He
has 32- years of experience in the ultrasound industry, including
product management, sales and marketing while based in Singapore,
Paris and Norway. He led the Global Ultrasound business from 2009 to
July 2016, growing it into the global industry leader.
Charles Murphy, Chief Patient Safety Officer, Inova (News - Alert) Heart
and Vascular Institute - Dr. Murphy continues to be active in
direct patient care as a critical care physician and medical director
of the Cardiovascular ICU at Inova. He previously served as Associate
Chief Patient Safety Officer for the Duke Health System.
For more information, please visit the Patient Safety Movement
Foundation website. Members of the media may request a press pass by
or by contacting Tanya Lyon - phone (949) 351-2858 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Patient Safety Movement Foundation:
More than 200,000 U.S. patients and three million worldwide die each
year from preventable causes. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
(PSMF) was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for
Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number
of preventable deaths to zero by 2020 (0X2020). Improving patient safety
requires a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including
patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies,
government, employers, and private payers. The PSMF works with all
stakeholders to address problems with actionable solutions. The
Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science and
Technology Summit bringing together some of the world's best minds for
thought-provoking discussions and new ideas that challenge the status
quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient
safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions,
encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their
products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to
implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety
Movement Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020.
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