The Mexican Academy of Surgery (Academia Mexicana de Cirugía A.C.), an advisory body of the Mexican Federal Government, named Joe Kiani an Honorary Academic of the organization. Kiani is the founder of Masimo, creator of non-invasive monitoring technology and the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. His appointment was made at the 85th Annual Academic Ceremony June 4th, 2019 at the Mexican Academy of Surgery Auditorium.
The Mexican Academy of Surgery strives to achieve excellence in surgical specialties through the continuous development and vigilance of academic programs. It is committed to the development of education and investigation in all branches of surgery to maintain the health of all Mexicans.
"It is an honor to be named an Honorary Academic by the Mexican Academy of Surgery and to further advance patient outcomes and reduce the cost of care through advanced technologies and improved processes," said Kiani. "The goal of Masimo and the Patient Safety Movement is to create actionable solutions for patient safety around the globe and eliminate preventable patient deaths."
Earlier, at the symposium hosted by the Mexican Academy of Surgery, Kiani discussed the importance of patient safety and how to ensure it. Dr. David Mayer, Patient Safety Movement Foundation CEO ? and others ? discussed achievements and proposed next steps related to patient safety and the diverse national and international programs in place.
About Patient Safety Movement
More than 200,000 people die every year in U.S. hospitals and 4.8 million worldwide in ways that could have been prevented. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a global non-profit which creates free tools for patients and hospitals. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation was established through the support of the Masimo Foundation for Ethics, Innovation, and Competition in Healthcare to reduce that number of preventable deaths to ZERO. Improving patient safety will require a collaborative effort from all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation works with all stakeholders to address the problems with actionable solutions for patient safety. The Foundation also convenes the World Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit. The Summit brings together some of the world's best minds for thought-provoking discussions and new ideas to challenge the status quo. By presenting specific, high-impact solutions to meet patient safety challenges, called Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, encouraging medical technology companies to share the data their products are purchased for, and asking hospitals to make commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions, the Patient Safety Movement Foundation is working toward ZERO preventable deaths. Visit patientsafetymovement.org.