August 24, 2023
Joe Kiani, the founder, CEO, and chairman of Masimo, commends the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research (FAER) for their commitment to advancing healthcare through research, developing generations of physician-investigators in anesthesiology, and improving patient safety.
“The Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research has done tremendous work in advancing the field of anesthesia and, ultimately, reducing deaths related to anesthesia,” Kiani said. “When a patient arrives at a healthcare facility, their last concern should be whether or not they’ll be safe. Masimo and FAER share a commitment to innovation that supports anesthesiologists and their work providing the life-saving care that sends patients home to their families safely.”
Anesthesiologists and Innovation
A global leader in differentiated medical and consumer health technology, Masimo is an official industry supporter of the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and proud sponsor of the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research. Since 1986, grants provided by FAER have helped pave the way for improved anesthesia-related practices. By funding critical research and supporting mentor relationships among the anesthesia research community, FAER helps drive patient outcomes in the right direction by improving anesthesia care and reducing anesthesia related deaths and complications. Masimo’s innovations help support this research and real-world applications by equipping anesthesiologists with the accurate monitoring they need to make these strides.
Improving Patient Outcomes
Masimo understands accuracy of innovation is key, and has designed tools specifically for anesthesiologists that help ensure patient safety. With technology advances that are 25% more accurate, Masimo helps clinicians monitor the brain while a patient is under anesthesia using electroencephalogram (EEG) signals.1
“For us, our innovation is about improving patient outcomes,” said Kiani, “and empowering anesthesiologists is critical to that mission.”
Monitoring in postoperative care is as pertinent to patient safety as monitoring during surgery. When patients are in postop care, they are often prescribed pain medication to make the recovery phase more comfortable. Masimo just announced a technology that supports clinicians in monitoring patients recovering from surgical procedures called Opioid HaloTM —first of its kind technology to receive FDA approval and monitors for signs of respiratory depression so that healthcare professionals can intervene.
Joe Kiani is an innovator in medical technology and patient safety on a mission to create a safer healthcare system and eliminate preventable patient harm in hospitals. To support that mission, Kiani also founded the Patient Safety Movement Foundation in 2012. Kiani is also the founder of Cercacor, a health and wellness innovator that develops and manufactures noninvasive consumer health monitoring products — making patient recovery at home safer than ever before.
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