As the industry seeks to enable providers to move the needle on patient safety, in a united effort to deliver on the Patient Safety Movement’s ambition of zero preventable deaths, it is evident that among many essential factors, trust is the key. It is trust which enables the deployment of sensitive and individual patient data for adaptive intelligence in comprehensive, integrated solutions, that facilitate seamless and safe care. Without trust, large amounts of data, analytics, digitization and connectivity will be futile, denying healthcare professionals the possibility of treating their patients with even greater care, at a lower risk of unnecessary and unintentional harm.
If we build trust, and in turn deliver end-to-end solutions, no matter how many stakeholder boundaries must be crossed, then we will take a big stride towards tackling this particular healthcare challenge. The Patient Safety Movement has my full support. I hope too that one day, the safety of patients will be one less thing keeping practitioners, and of course patients themselves, awake at night.
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