IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced today that the global medical device developer and manufacturer Mindray has become the 90th company to sign the PSMF’s Open Data Pledge, demonstrating its commitment to improving patient safety through data sharing.
“We are excited to have Mindray join the Patient Safety Movement,” said Joe Kiani, Founder and Chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “Just 7 years ago, we started with 9 companies and now it’s up to 90 companies. Through the commitments of these 90 companies, the patient data superhighway is becoming reality and developers can create predictive algorithm and decision support tools to help clinicians save lives. We thank Mindray for agreeing to make the pledge to share their data with whomever can use it to improve patient safety.”
“We are grateful to the Patient Safety Movement in creating a path to zero preventable deaths for our industry. Developing innovative solutions that positively impact patient outcomes has always been at the core of Mindray’s own pledge to put patient safety first,” said Li Xinsheng, General Manager of Mindray PMLS Business Unit. “We will work closely with the Patient Safety Movement to do our part in helping to end the global crisis of preventable harm and death in hospitals.”
Mindray was founded in 1991 in China. The company is a leading global developer, manufacturer, and supplier of medical devices whose mission is to deliver high-quality, richly featured medical products making healthcare more accessible and affordable around the world. Mindray provides solutions in three core businesses: Patient Monitoring and Life Support, Medical Imaging, and In-Vitro Diagnostics. Their line of ultrasound equipment includes B/W ultrasound systems, color ultrasound systems, portable systems and probes.
The Patient Safety Movement Foundation encourages healthcare technology companies to share the data that their products are purchased for, subject to applicable patient privacy laws. They do so without disclosing any proprietary algorithms or protected data. Companies that sign the PSMF’s Open Data Pledge allow access to the data generated by their medical devices to anyone who can make use of it to improve patient safety, including researchers and software engineers. The data helps advance the development of predictive algorithms that can alert clinicians and patients to dangerous trends and potentially trigger life-saving early interventions. To date, the following companies have pledged to share their data: https://patientsafetymovement.org/partners/open-data-pledges/view-all-open-data-pledges/.
For more information about the Patient Safety Movement Foundation or to make a pledge, please visit: https://patientsafetymovement.org/partners/open-data-pledges/open-data-pledges-faqs/.
About The Patient Safety Movement Foundation
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 4.8 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit which creates free tools for patients and hospitals. 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 ZERO. Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. The Summit brings together some of the world’s best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward ZERO preventable deaths. Visit patientsafetymovement.org.