Joint replacements are the #1 expenditure of Medicare. The process of approving these medical devices is flawed according to the Institute of Medicine. It is time for patients' voices to be heard as stakeholders and for public support for increased medical device industry accountability and heightened protections for patients. Post-market registry. Product warranty. Patient/consumer stakeholder equity. Rescind industry pre-emptions/entitlements. All clinical trials must report all data.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Medical Device Pledge re: Patient Data


http://www.marketwatch.com/story/medical-technology-leaders-at-inaugural-patient-safety-science-and-technology-summit-sign-pledges-to-make-patient-data-available-to-reduce-preventable-deaths-2013-01-15  
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Jan. 15, 2013, 8:00 a.m. EST



LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif., Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- The inaugural Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit made history when for the first time nine leading medical device companies publicly pledged to make their devices interoperable. The groundbreaking pledges will make patient data collected and displayed on their devices accessible for patients and clinicians - launching a movement designed to reverse the rising tide of preventable patient deaths at U.S. hospitals.
Cercacor, Cerner, Drager, GE Healthcare Systems, Masimo, Smiths Medical, Sonosite, Surgicount, and Zoll each announced pledges of interoperability and patient data accessibility during the Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit. The Summit attracted hundreds of prominent doctors, hospital administrators, device makers and patient advocates from across the world, and challenged healthcare leaders to pledge to take actionable, accountable measures toward zero preventable patient deaths.
Helen Haskell
Lenore Alexander
Former President Bill Clinton
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