Powerful Patient Safety Documentary ‘To Err is Human’ Now Available on Amazon
To Err is Human is the absolute best documentary currently available that focuses on the issue of preventable medical errors and the Patient Safety help Healthcare needs. Previously only available through specialized screenings, the powerful film is now available for purchase on Blu-Ray, DVD, or Amazon Prime Video now! Did you know that medical mistakes lead to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year, in the United States alone? “To Err Is Human” is an in-depth documentary about this silent epidemic and those working quietly behind the scenes to create a new age of patient safety.
Through interviews with leaders in healthcare, footage of real-world efforts leading to safer care, and one family’s compelling journey from victim to empowerment, the film provides a unique look at our healthcare system’s ongoing fight against preventable harm.
This topic in particular holds a personal connection to the film’s director Mike Eisenberg as the son of patient safety pioneer, the late Dr. John M. Eisenberg. Before he passed away in 2002, John’s work in this field led to a national discussion on medical mistakes and he was the driving force behind federal efforts to improve patient safety.
Through this film, the team hopes to carry on Dr. Eisenberg’s legacy by providing a productive look at healthcare quality today and how we can do better, rather than presenting a “gotcha” documentary. Those who work in healthcare today want to help patients, but sometimes the system is designed in a way that prevents them from doing just that. Watch the trailer below and buy To Err is Human through Amazon now!
Interview subjects so far have included Carolyn Clancy, MD, John Eisenberg’s successor at AHRQ who is now with the Veterans Health Administration. Also interviewed is Helen Burstin, MD, MPH, formerly of AHRQ and the current chief scientific officer of the National Quality Forum and Paul Goldberg, editor and publisher of The Cancer Letter. The team also has interviewed Richard Kronick, PhD, AHRQ’s current director — as well as countless others who provide much needed insight into this arena.
The film was made possible with grants from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, NIHCM Foundation, DCG Communications, and Indiegogo Funders.
Lance Baily, Founder of HealthySimulation.com and SimGHOSTS.org says of the film “This documentary is the most important film for healthcare simulation champions to watch, discuss, and share with their program, learners, and institutional leadership. As a filmmaker and a patient safety advocate, this film has my highest recommendation — I urge you to support patient safety and simulation by owning this powerful movie today. A must-watch for simlulation champions everywhere!”.