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Michael Wong, JD

Michael Wong, JD
Michael Wong, JD is the founder and Executive Director of the Physician-Patient Alliance for Health and Safety (PPAHS). He has been at the forefront in driving practical solutions that reduce healthcare costs, decrease medical errors, and improve patient health outcomes. He has been particularly active in these areas that most affect patient safety: • Improving patient adherence (i.e. helping patients to take their medications as prescribed by their physicians) • Enhancing patient access to healthcare • Reducing medical errors (PPAHS), is an advocacy group of physicians, patient advocates, and healthcare organizations. Supporters of and commenters for PPAHS include highly respected physicians and healthcare organizations, including the The Joint Commission, Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation, Anesthesia Quality Institute, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Stanford University School of Medicine, and the Cleveland Clinic.
Pulse oximeter on hospital patient

Why Aren’t More Hospitals Preventing Respiratory Compromise?

Research shows that continuous monitoring in hospital medical-surgical units improves clinical outcomes, but many hospitals are not using it. Why?
CT Scan showing a saddle pulmonary embolus

Excluding Pulmonary Embolism with Capnography

Pulmonary embolism can be fatal, but early diagnosis & treatment reduces deaths. Capnography, a non-invasive test, may help exclude the diagnosis.
continuous monitoring hospital (600 x 451)

Continuously Monitoring Low-Acuity Patients Improves Safety

Vanderbilt University Medical Center demonstrates that continually monitoring low-acuity patients, like we do with ICU patients, can improve patient safety.
Emergency medicine team working on patient (848 x 565 px)

Healthcare Standards Improve Patient Safety and Quality

The tremendous variability in the quality of healthcare in the U.S. affects patient safety; more standards are needed to remedy the problem.