Verge Health Kicks Off Weeklong Examination of Patient Safety with Events Targeted to Healthcare Professionals and the General Public

NAHQ-Sponsored Webinar and Special Community Screening of Patient Safety Documentary Address Efforts to Tackle the Third Leading Cause of Death in US

Charleston, S.C., November 8, 2018 — Verge Health, the industry’s leading risk management software company for hospitals and health systems, addresses patient safety next week with a Nov. 12 webinar, sponsored by the National Association for Healthcare Quality and a Nov. 15 screening of the new patient safety documentary, To Err is Human.

Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year. Through the webinar and documentary screening, Verge focuses industry and public attention on this critical issue. There is no charge to participate in either event.

The Nov. 12 NAHQ webinar, “Patient Safety.We Can Do Better,helps participants discover a proactive approach to aggressively seek all impacts to safety and fix them in real time. Hospitals have a true path to achieving zero harm, but only if they connect data and develop effective tracking measures to ensure all safety issues are addressed.

The advance screening of To Err is Human, and a post-screening discussion, take place Thursday, Nov. 15th at 7:00pm at The Medical University of South Carolina’s Storm Eye Institute Auditorium in downtown Charleston. Through interviews with healthcare leaders, footage of real-world efforts that lead to safer care, and one family’s compelling journey from tragedy to triumph, the film provides an in-depth look at healthcare’s fight against preventable harm. It takes its name from the groundbreaking report of the same name, which was issued by the Institute of Medicine in 1999.

WHO:   Verge Health, 11 Ewall Street, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

WHAT: Events to raise awareness and foster discussion of patient safety:

WHEN:

  • Nov. 12 webinar, targeted to healthcare professionals, “Patient Safety. We Can Do Better”
  • Nov. 15 screening of To Err is Human, targeted to the general public

WHERE:

  • NAHQ Webinar:  12PM CT – Register here.
  • Documentary: MUSC Storm Eye Institute, 167 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC, 29425 – Event is free and open to the public – Register here.

WHY:   To draw attention to the alarming incidents of medical error, and to advance solutions to help hospitals achieve zero harm.

About Verge Health

Founded in 2001, Verge Health is a Governance, Risk, and Compliance software company. Verge Health’s software solutions enable healthcare organizations to proactively protect and defend patients, caregivers, and frontline staff, against errors, adverse events, and policy violations. With over 900 facilities and 500,000 active users, the company’s Converge Platform provides hospital and healthcare organizations with a cross-functional, proactive surveillance tool enabling optimal quality and safety results. For more information, visit  https://www.vergehealth.com

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