Medical device makers ink interoperability pledge

January 15, 2013 by MassDevice staff

Nine prominent medical device companies sign on to a pledge to increase the interoperability of their products in the interest of patient safety.

Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit

Nine medical device companies ranging from industry titans to small-cap movers inked a pledge to make the data generated by their devices available to patients, in a move aimed at ridding the healthcare system of unnecessary deaths by 2020.

The pledges, led by Masimo founder & CEO Joe Kiani, capped the 1st Patient Safety Science & Technology Summit last night in Laguna Beach, Calif. Former President Bill Clinton was the keynote speaker, urging attendees to work together to eliminate unnecessary deaths and improve the healthcare system.