Dr. Marty Makary, author of New York Times Bestselling book, Unaccountable, presents "Technology and Accountability in Medicine" in the inaugural PatientStream educational webinar July 17, 2013 Dr. Marty Makary, author of New York Times Bestselling book, Unaccountable, will speak in the inaugural PatientStream webinar in a webinar series aimed to educate and inspire perioperative professionals. Dr. Makary's speech is entitled "Technology and Accountability in Medicine."

SEATTLE, July 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Makary regularly speaks on the need for hospitals to make their outcomes available on the internet so consumers can choose where to go, based on performance. He has also called for the public reporting of annual rates of catastrophic mistakes such as retained sponges and wrong-site surgery by hospitals.

With the Makary webinar, PatientStream launches its ongoing educational webinar series geared toward anesthesiologists, surgeons and perioperative professionals.  "We're honored to have Dr. Makary as our speaker as he represents and advocates the best in healthcare, and in surgery especially," said Keith Streckenbach, Chief Operating Officer, PatientStream. "Dr. Makary has shed light on incredible opportunity for improvement through transparency and accountability – precisely what healthcare needs to reach the quality and efficiency goals demanded."

"Technology today allows for unprecedented transparency in an industry historically considered to be a closed-door culture.  The implications for improved quality are already being realized in pockets of technology-based innovation around the country," said Dr. Makary. " These successes speak to the potential for reducing variations in quality, and in turn, waste in American healthcare."

The event takes place July 17, 2013 at 12:00 noon Central time. Interested parties can register to attend at http://www.patientstreaminc.com/webinar.html

The PatientStream education webinar series will feature authors, academics, thought-leaders and professional peers who'll share their research, stories and how-to strategies related to improving safety, efficiency and outcomes of surgical care. 

About PatientStream: Seattle-based PatientStream, Inc. is the first to provide cloud-based healthcare operations decision support and communication automation, streamlines patient care to lower costs and improve the hospital experience for patients and hospital staff. PatientStream technology is used in departments of surgery, endoscopy, radiology, outpatient clinics, ICUs, acute care units, and more. More than 1.2 million cases have been automated since 2008

Media Contact: Keith Streckenbach, PatientStream, Inc., 800-691-5434, keith@patientstreaminc.com

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