‘To Err is Human’ Patient Safety Medical Errors Documentary Film Screening Closes SimGHOSTS 2018 USA
Countless attendees and vendor representatives have shared that SimGHOSTS 2018 USA was “the best SimGHOSTS meeting yet”! Over 270 participants came together from all around the World for the 4-day hands-on training workshop at the University of Tennessee’s Health Science Center’s Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Simulation (CHIPS) — a record breaking number for the 8th annual USA event. The program concluded today with a special screening of the new film “To Err is Human”, a powerful documentary about the ongoing crisis in healthcare related to over 250,000 to 440,000 annual patient deaths due to medical errors in the United States alone. The film brought tears to many members of the audience as family members of those lost to medical error told their heartbreaking story.
About To Err is Human
Medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year, making it the #3 leading cause of death in the United States. To Err Is Human is an in-depth documentary about this silent epidemic and those working quietly behind the scenes to fix it. We created this film to showcase solutions that are easy to implement and would dramatically improve the quality of healthcare immediately. While access to care is a vital flashpoint in America right now, it is equally important to ensure the quality of that care is improving, and not actually causing unnecessary harm or death. The documentary focuses on the idea of a new culture of safety in medicine through the efforts of a select few who believe the system can improve by first acknowledging its imperfections.
SimGHOSTS, aka The Gathering Of Healthcare Simulation Technology Specialists, is an international US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and institutions operating medical simulation technology and spaces through: hands-on training events, online resources, and professional development. SimGHOSTS envisions a healthcare education culture where people are empowered to use simulation technology to improve learning and patient care outcomes.