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'SoomSafety': How A Real-Life Recall Scare Led A Father To Develop A Free App That Gives Detailed Device Safety Info

October 9, 2019

When Charlie Kim and his family was taking care of their sick child Isabella inside their home, tragedy struck. A tracheostomy tube that Isabella depended on to keep her alive failed, leading to complications. Later, Kim wanted to get to the bottom of what happened and was shocked to discover that Isabella’s tube had been recalled. I was thinking, Wait – how did we get this if it’s on recall?’ ” he said. That’s when Kim became an advocate for patient safety by launching a company called Soom that developed a software platform to help device-makers iron the kinks out of their distribution chains. But beyond that platform, Soom developed the SoomSafety app, which allows users to scan device barcodes to get up-to-date information about the products, including whether they’re subject to an ongoing recall.

Read the full Medtech Insight article here.

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