Summary of A Millionaire’s Mission: Stop Hospitals from Killing their Patients by Medical Error

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A Millionaire’s Mission: Stop Hospitals from Killing their Patients by Medical Error summary
When medical devices communicate with each other, fewer medical errors occur and fewer patients die.

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Science writer Usha Lee McFarling introduces Joe Kiani, the good-guy millionaire whose engineering solutions are making patients in hospitals safer. Far from merely praising Kiani, McFarling also reports on what his detractors and rivals have to say. Kiani pays politicians a lot of money to come to his annual summits, but he also has the grudging respect of many of his business rivals. Kiani comes across as highly persuasive, but for a good cause. It’s an encouraging story of technology with the potential to save many lives. getAbstract recommends this article to anyone with an interest in patient safety.

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  • Why having medical devices that communicate with each other makes hospitals safer,
  • How engineer Joe Kiani is bringing this change about and
  • How the medical community is reacting.
 

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 Usha Lee McFarling is the West Coast correspondent for STAT News, a science writer and a Pulitzer Prize–winner. 


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