Miércoles 22 de Noviembre 2017

Medtronic Signs the “Open Data Pledge” to Share Data to Improve Patient Safety

Medtronic Commits $5 Million to the Patient Safety Movement Foundation

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Patient
Safety Movement Foundation
(PSMF) today announced that Medtronic, a
leading global healthcare solutions company, has joined a growing list
of healthcare
technology companies
that have signed the Patient Safety Movement’s
public pledge to share their data to promote patient safety. In
addition, Medtronic committed $5 Million to the PSMF over a five-year
period, and Medtronic’s CEO, Omar Ishrak, will join Patient Safety
Movement’s Board of Directors.


By signing this Open Data Pledge, Medtronic pledges to allow access to
all available acute clinical data generated by their products used in
hospitals and in outpatient practice settings to interested parties that
want to use them to help minimize preventable patient complications and
death. When companies share the data of their products, it provides
researchers and entrepreneurs with critical information to develop and
accelerate solutions to improve patient care. This information includes
predictive algorithms that can notify clinicians and patients of
possible dangerous trends – allowing for intervention earlier.

“At Medtronic, we’re committed to improving the lives of people through
our medical technologies and services. Joining the Patient Safety
Movement is a natural fit,” said Omar Ishrak, Chairman and Chief
Executive Officer of Medtronic plc. “We are very impressed by the
progress the Patient Safety Movement has made in focusing the healthcare
industry on eliminating preventable deaths. To get to zero preventable
deaths, all parties will have to work together. Our pledge is to work
closely with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation and share our data
to help eliminate preventable deaths.”

“We are very happy to have Medtronic join the Patient Safety Movement.
Medtronic has a rich history in making technologies that improve patient
care, with products throughout hospitals, that will now be able to feed
data into each Patient’s Data Superhighway for the benefit of each
patient,” said Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement
Foundation. “We are equally excited to have Omar join our Board. Omar is
a visionary leader, and we know he will be a valued member of our
Board,” continued Joe Kiani. “Medtronic’s pledge and grant will greatly
help us achieve our goal of zero preventable deaths by 2020. We are now
a giant step closer to creating the Patient Data Superhighway that will
significantly improve patient safety. Data sharing is an inevitable part
of the science and business of medical innovation. It is the right thing
to do, and visionary companies are beginning to realize how important it
is to share data. We commend Medtronic for putting patient safety first
and joining us to eliminate preventable deaths in hospitals.”

Patient Safety Movement is a commitment-based organization that asks
hospitals to implement processes to avoid human errors becoming fatal
and asks healthcare technology companies to share the data their
products are purchased for, without disclosing their proprietary
algorithms or protected data and subject to applicable patient privacy
laws. Companies can make their pledge online at http://patientsafetymovement.org/challenges-solutions/commitments-pledges/healthcare-technology-pledges/.
To date, the following 63 companies have pledged to share their data:

Admetsys
Airstrip
ATL Technology, LLC
BD Intelliport
Bernoulli
Health
BrainStem Biometrics
Cercacor
Cerner
Certa
Dose
CHARTSaaS.org
Codonics
CorCardia Group Inc.
CRG
Medical
CrossChx
DebMed
Deltex
Dräger
Dynalabs
EarlySense
eBroselow,
LLC
ExCor Technologies, LLC
GE Healthcare
Healthcentrix
HeartIn
Hyginex
IBM
Watson Health
ICUcare LLC
Innara Health
IRadimed
KnectlQ
Inc.
Kolkin Corp
LiDCO Group
LumiraDx
Masimo
Medical
Intelligence
Medical Simulation
Medtronic
Modulated
Imaging
Monarch Medical
NeurOptics
NGPod Global
Oracle
Patient
Valet
PerceptiMed
Philips Healthcare
Predixion
Rapid
Healthcare
RGP Healthcare
RightPatient
S.E.A. Medical
Systems, Inc.
Securisyn Medical
Smiths Medical
SonoSite
Inc.
Sotera Wireless
STANLEY Healthcare
Stibo Systems
SurgiCount
Medical, Inc.
Talis Clinical
The SafeCare Group
True
Process
Welch Allyn
Zoex
Zoll Medical

About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation

More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals in ways that
could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was
established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics,
Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare, to reduce that number of
preventable deaths to 0 by 2020 (0x2020). Improving patient safety will
require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including
patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies,
government, employers, and private payors. The Patient Safety Movement
Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems and
solutions of patient safety. The Foundation also convenes Patient
Safety, Science and Technology summits. The first annual Summit was held
in January 2013 and brought together some of our nation’s best minds for
thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo.
By presenting specific, high-impact Actionable Patient Safety Solutions
(APSS) to meet patient safety challenges, encouraging medical technology
companies to share the data for whom their products are purchased, and
asking hospitals to make commitments to implement processes such as
APSS, the Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020.
Visit http://patientsafetymovement.org/.

About Medtronic

Medtronic plc (www.medtronic.com),
headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, is among the world’s largest medical
technology, services and solutions companies – alleviating pain,
restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the
world. Medtronic employs more than 88,000 people worldwide, serving
physicians, hospitals and patients in approximately 160 countries. The
company is focused on collaborating with stakeholders around the world
to take healthcare Further, Together.

@0x2020 #patientsafety #0x2020

Contacts

Patient Safety Movement Foundation
Irene Paigah, (858) 859-7001
irene@paigah.com