Patient Safety: President Clinton to appear at 1st Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit

December 3, 2012 by MassDevice staff

Former President Bill Clinton is slated to headline the 1st Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit sponsored by the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation & Competition in Healthcare.

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Former President Bill Clinton is slated to headline a roster of healthcare experts at the 1st Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit next year.

The event, sponsored by Masimo's (NSDQ:MASI) Foundation for Ethics, Innovation & Competition in Healthcare and MassDevice.com, is scheduled for Jan. 13-14 in Laguna Beach, Calif. Physicians, hospital administrators, medical device companies and patient advocates will address 3 key areas in reducing the estimated 200,000 preventable deaths in U.S. hospitals each year: Failure to rescue, medical errors and overuse of red blood cell transfusions.

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"Far too many patients suffer preventable harm including receiving care that is disrespectful and undignified," Dr. Peter Pronovost, SVP for patient safety & quality at Johns Hopkins Medicine,s aid in prepared remarks. "Too often the safety of patients relies on the heroism of clinicians rather than the design of systems. We need to design a healthcare system that eliminates all types of preventable harm; and to do so, clinicians must partner with patients, their families, and technology companies."

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