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Boston, MA – February 7, 2018 caresyntax announced today that they signed the Patient Safety Movement’s Open Data Pledge, a public pledge to share their data to promote patient safety, in an effort to get to zero preventable patient deaths by 2020.

The Open Data Pledge is designed to foster a marketplace of data analytics to encourage entrepreneurs to develop novel uses of health data that will improve patient safety and reduce preventable deaths. If enough medical technology companies share the data their products are purchased for, it allows engineers and researchers to develop predictive algorithms that notify clinicians and patients of dangerous trends. The pledge does not ask any company to share protected or proprietary data or not follow all the privacy laws. To date, 83 companies have made the pledge:

“At caresyntax, we understand the power of data to save lives, and have made it the core of our mission to reduce variability in surgical outcomes around the world,” said Marie Loubiere, SVP of Product & Marketing at caresyntax. “We look forward to working with the Patient Safety Movement and other organizations who have committed to this pledge to eliminate preventable patient deaths.”

More than 3,000,000 people worldwide, and 200,000+ people in the United States, die every year in hospitals due to preventable causes. In fact, 1 out of every 7 patients experiences surgical complications. It is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US and the cost is close to $1.44 Trillion.

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a non-profit that is working with all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. Their mission and public commitment is to eliminate preventable patient deaths by the year 2020 (0x2020). The annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology Summit presents specific, actionable solutions to meet patient safety challenges and highlights the hospitals’ commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions alongside medical technology companies that have pledged to share data around these issues.

Caresyntax is a Berlin-based technology and services platform that helps improve surgical outcomes through a combination of IoT and data analytics technologies provided to surgical care providers. Trusted in over 6000 operating rooms worldwide, caresyntax enables surgeons, administrators, and healthcare executives with tools to identify, understand, and reduce risk, using actionable clinical data to drive improvements in quality, efficiency, and outcomes for over 10 million procedures per year.

About caresyntax

Caresyntax solutions and services enable surgical care providers to reduce risk using actionable clinical data, made available through a combination of IoT and data analytics technologies. Used in more than 6,000 ORs worldwide, caresyntax helps surgeons and healthcare executives to mitigate risk and improve outcomes in over 10 million procedures per year.