INFOGRAPHIC: Nurses Survey Says Medical Errors Could Be Reduced If Devices Were Connected


Medical device interoperability, the ability to safely share health information across various technologies and systems, could provide enhanced patient safety and better clinical outcomes at a lower cost. Each year, it is estimated that more than 400,000 Americans die from preventable medical errors. Nurses believe medical errors could be reduced if the medical devices hospitals rely on for testing, monitoring and treating patients could seamlessly share information, according to the results of our national survey of more than 500 nurses conducted online by Harris Poll.