The Foundation convenes Patient Safety, Science and Technology summits to bring 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 recipes 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 recipes, the Foundation is working toward zero preventable deaths by 2020.
The first annual Summit held in January 2013 made history!
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, Dräger, 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.