Jan. 15, 2013, 8:00 a.m. EST
Medical Technology Leaders at Inaugural Patient Safety Science andTechnology Summit Sign Pledges to Make Patient Data Available to ReducePreventable Deaths
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.
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