About us

About us

The Foundation for Innovation and Development of Health Safety (FIDHS) was created in 2019 and its main objective is to raise awareness in society of the importance of safety and innovation in the health sector, generating spaces for debate and discussion.

About the Foundation

The nonprofit FIDHS was established on the premise that more international discussion, collaboration, and research is needed to overcome the present challenges we face in delivering high quality healthcare. The Foundation will support initiatives, research, startups, and events that aim to solve the issue of preventable harm in healthcare via the innovation and development of digital health solutions on a global basis.


Ed Morata chairs the board of the Foundation for the Innovation and Development of Health Safety, and also serves as President and CEO of Lug Healthcare Technology, Founding Partner of Eneas Alternative Investments.

Morata has over 30 years experience in the financial sector spanning the globe -- South America, Asia, Europe, and the United States. He holds a Master of International Economic Relations Law from the Pontiticia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, a BA in Public Administration from Fundação Getúlio Vargas, and Executive Education from the University of Sao Paulo, Harvard University, IESE, and INSEAD. Follow on Twitter @EdMorata

Thais C. Morata, PhD, is a Founding Editorial Board Member for the Cochrane Work (Occupational Safety and Health) systematic review group, and a Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. She directs the Safe-in-Sound Excellence in Hearing Loss Prevention Awards™ and is also a Founding Associate Editor of the International Journal of Audiology.

Dr. Morata has published and lectured extensively in the United States and abroad, including the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and The University of Queensland. She is recognized as a mentor and collaborator with researchers across the globe, and a recipient of several awards.

Dr. Morata's pioneering work in noise interactions in the workplace has influenced NIOSH priorities and policy as well as national and international occupational safety and health policies. She is currently devoting time to improving the communication of science to the public via new media, and promoting the adoption of evidence-based health practices. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Thais_Morata

Gary A. Brodsky serves on the Foundation's Steering Committee for the First Annual International Patient Safety Symposium that took place at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in January, 2020, that has convened thought leaders in digital health innovation to discuss digital strategies for hospitals, insurers, and pharma.

Brodsky is the Team Captain of the Patriots Platelet Pedalers, the largest team to ever ride in the Pan Mass Challenge having raised over US$11 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute's multiple myeloma research led by Dr. Ken Anderson. Follow on Twitter @garyridePMC

José Ignacio Echániz, MD, is a Spanish Parliamentarian, Deputy of the Popular Party of Guadalajara. In October 2019 he was appointed Vice President of the Advisory Group on Health of the Inter-Parliamentary Union. Dr. Echaniz has served in several health/safety positions, including VP of the Regional Institute for the Safety and Health in Work Environment, board member of the Madrilenian Institute for Professional Education, Member of the Governing Board of the Carlos III Health Institute and of the Interregional Council of the Nacional Health System, President of the Board of Directors of the Madrilenian Health Service, and of the Madrilenian Institute of Health. Follow on Twitter @JIEchaniz

We request your permission to obtain statistical data of your navigation on this website, in compliance with Royal Decree-Law 13/2012. If you continue browsing we consider that you accept the use of cookies. OK | More info