Patient Safety

2020 Perspective on Trends and Use of Technology for Improving Patient Safety

COVID has Accelerated Innovation and Technology Adoption in Healthcare

As of June 15, 2020, the World Health Organization reports that there are more than 2 million confirmed cases or COVID-19 and 115,000 deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States (worldwide, there are more than 7.8 million confirmed cases and more than 430,000 deaths).

With the necessity for social distancing brought by COVID-19, the healthcare industry is being forced to be innovative – to do things differently so that clinicians can continue to provide patient care and patients can continue to be cared for. As Cheryl Pegus, MD writes:

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