SOS for Patient Safety Initiative Launches to Eliminate 200,000 Preventable Patient Deaths in the US and Millions Worldwide
Physician-led Healthcare IT Company Eliminates the Problem of Miscommunication Between Healthcare Teams
Jun 10, 2015, 09:38 ET
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., June 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- There are more than 200,000 deaths per year in the United States due to preventable patient care errors, making it the 3rd leading cause of death in the US. The Joint Commission attributes 80% of these errors as associated with miscommunication during patient hand-off.
Today, Kolkin launches its SOS for Patient Safety Initiative enabling physicians to eliminate miscommunication with a free download of SOS, a standardized real-time patient list and hand-off tool.
There are an estimated 20 million patient hand-offs every day between healthcare team members in US hospitals. During work-shift changes, information is exchanged between team members an average of 15 times per patient, increasing the chance that key information may be missed.
SOS was developed by Dr. Auron Priestley for use during residency training in general surgery. A programmer, he was able to develop the software as an ideal collaboration tool for his team and ever since, SOS has been requested by fellow residents and doctors all over the nation.
"SOS is designed to work how physicians think," states Dr. Daniel Caruso, MD FACS (University of Arizona, Chairman Department of Surgery at Maricopa Integrated Health System). "It's quick and efficient and I live and die by it (SOS). In the hospital, I have seen people pick it up in seconds; it's just that easy to use."
SOS enables users to communicate, effectively and securely over any web browser. SOS is a new class of simple, decentralized secure web software that can run within a hospital's private network without requiring a third-party cloud service.
SOS for Patient Safety invites all physicians, residents and medical students to download SOS for free at www.getsos.com before July 31st. SOS runs on any of the existing 1 billion personal computers worldwide and can be accessed with any mobile device using a secure web browser.
Healthcare teams can download SOS for free at www.getsos.com.
Kolkin Corp. is headquartered in Newport Beach, CA and develops software for social good. To get more information on the company, please visit www.kolkin.com.
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