GE, Philips sign Patient Safety Movement’s Open Data Pledge to promote patient safety
GE Healthcare and Philips Healthcare have registered their names in the list of 49 companies, which have signed the Patient Safety Movement’s Open Data Pledge, a public pledge to share their data to promote patient safety. The pledge provides entrepreneurs a space for data analytics in a bid to develop novel uses of health data, which can further improve patient safety and reduce preventable deaths. The pledge does not force any company to share protected or proprietary data. The motto behind the pledge is that if enough medical technology companies share the data their products are purchased for, it allows researchers to develop predictive algorithms that may notify clinicians and patients of dangerous trends. In 2013, nine companies registered for the pledge, the number has grown to 49 now.