Make the Change

Data is the lifeblood of healthcare technologies, but due to of a lack of interoperability, much of that valuable data isn’t captured or appropriately directed to the clinicians responsible for a patient’s safety.

To put an end to preventable patient deaths, this needs to change.

Right now, the Patient Safety Movement is calling on healthcare technology companies to unite the healthcare ecosystem, collaborate, and make the data generated by their instruments interoperable and accessible to clinicians and others responsible for patient safety.

To date, more than 100 respected healthcare technology companies and hospitals have answered the call and are working towards our goal – companies like GE Healthcare, Philips Healthcare, and Oracle. For their efforts, they are receiving public recognition, praise from their colleagues, and the deep gratitude of families that won’t fall victim to tragic statistics. These companies represent a changing marketplace where success is measured in lives saved and leaders are distinguished by their commitment to ZERO.

We urge your company to join the discussion by signing a (non-financial) Open Data Pledge. In addition, we invite you to the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. The Summit has emerged as an important national conference where committed clinicians, innovative healthcare technologists, passionate patient advocates, and open-minded policymakers exchange ideas, challenge the status quo, establish patient safety protocols, and view the latest safety-oriented technologies.

Challenges & Solutions

Challenges & Solutions

In addition to challenging healthcare technology companies on interoperability, the Patient Safety Movement is challenging healthcare providers. Specifically, we are asking them to commit to implement at least one of the following Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS). These solutions are not possible without the innovative and interoperable products that your companies develop. We invite you to peruse the APSS to see how your technology will get us to ZERO.

Patient Stories

Patient Stories

The following stories are full of the heartache you may know all too well. By sharing these stories, family and friends have turned their tragedies into positive action. If you would like to discuss sharing your story through the Patient Safety Movement, please connect with us or view all Patient Stories in the Challenges & Solutions section.

  • Donna Helen Crisp

    Upon entering a large teaching hospital for surgery one hot summer morning, I expected to go home the next day, […] Read More »

  • Candace Downing

    Candace’s story is a horrific reminder of the damage medical error can cause. At eleven years of age, Candace was […] Read More »

  • Meredith Essenburg

    Meredith was born full term on 9/16/09. She was a surprise since I was 43 (at time of conception) and […] Read More »

  • Charles Bates II

    Yogiraj Charles Bates died from a hospital acquired venous thromboembolism (HA-VTE), the most common cause of hospital-related death in the […] Read More »

Sign the Pledge

Sign the Pledge

Join other leading healthcare technology companies that have pledged to share their data to promote patient safety. The Open Data Pledge is a public pledge a company makes to share their data, in the name of patient safety. If enough companies share the data their products are purchased for, it allows engineers, entrepreneurs, and researchers to develop predictive algorithms that notify clinicians and patients of dangerous trends.

Sponsor the Summit

Sponsor the Summit

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