The Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) announced that Mindray has become the 90th company to sign the PSMF’s Open Data Pledge, demonstrating its commitment to improving patient safety through data sharing.
Joe Kiani, founder and chairman of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation said, “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.”
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.