Rochester, MN – Ambient Clinical Analytics announced today that it signed the Patient Safety Movement’s Open Data Pledge, a public pledge to share their data to promote patient safety. Founded by a Mayo Clinic academic clinical team and seasoned technology entrepreneurs, Ambient Clinical Analytics’ software enhances the way critical care providers operate. The company sells real time clinical decision support systems and alerting tools to hospitals which result in reduced errors, lower health care costs, and better patient outcomes. The Open Data Pledge is designed to foster a marketplace of data analytics to encourage entrepreneurs to develop novel uses of health data that will improve patient safety and reduce preventable deaths. If enough medical technology companies share the data their products are purchased for, it allows engineers and researchers to develop predictive algorithms that notify clinicians and patients of dangerous trends. The pledge does not ask any company to share protected or proprietary data or not follow all the privacy laws. To date, 84 companies have made the pledge: http://patientsafetymovement.org/commitments/medical-technology-company-pledges. “At Ambient Clinical Analytics, we understand the power of data to save lives and our analytics based, real- time, point-of-care solutions like Sepsis DART rely on real-time data to improve Sepsis detection and the monitoring of Sepsis treatment.” said Al Berning CEO of Ambient Clinical Analytics. “We look forward to working closely with the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in eliminating preventable patient deaths.” “We are happy to see Ambient Clinical Analytics put patient safety first and sign our Open Data Pledge. To achieve 0X2020, we need the top Health IT companies to participate,” said Joe Kiani, Founder of the Patient Safety Movement Foundation. “We believe predictive algorithms will be key to eliminating preventable patient deaths in hospitals around the world.” More than 3,000,000 people worldwide, and 200,000+ people in the United States die every year in hospitals in ways that could have been prevented. It is the 3rd leading cause of death in the US and the cost is close to $1.44 Trillion. The Patient Safety Movement Foundation is a non-profit that is working with all stakeholders, including patients, healthcare providers, medical technology companies, government, employers, and private payers. Their mission and public commitment is to eliminate preventable patient deaths by the year 2020 (0x2020). Their annual World Patient Safety, Science and Technology summit presents specific, actionable solutions to meet patient safety challenges and highlights the hospitals’ commitments to implement Actionable Patient Safety Solutions and medical technology companies that have pledged to share data.