Joe E. Kiani
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Joe Kiani

Founder, Chairman, & CEO

Masimo (masimo.com)


As founder, Chairman and CEO of Masimo, Joe Kiani runs one of the most admired medical technology companies in the world.  He co-invented – SET® Measure-through Motion and Low Perfusion pulse oximetry. Studies have shown that this revolutionary technology can reduce false alarms in pulse oximetry by 95%, can help detect life threatening events, can help reduce blindness in premature babies and can help identify the existence of congenital heart conditions in newborns. In 2012, Kiani founded the non-profit, Patient Safety Movement Foundation (PSMF) with a commitment to eliminate preventable patient deaths in US hospitals and significantly reduce medical errors worldwide by the year 2020 (#0x2020). Over 4,500 hospitals have made a formal and public commitment to zero preventable deaths and over 100 healthcare technology companies have made a public pledge to share their data so that researchers can develop predictive algorithms that notify clinicians of dangerous trends. This worldwide collaboration is hoping to foster a “patient data superhighway” that will catch errors before they cause harm. In February 2018, the hospitals that had joined Patient Safety Movement reported 81,533 lives saved annually.