Jerry Will Discuss Strategies to Eradicate Deaths and Injuries
Resulting from Medication Errors at Three Separate EventsSunday, Feb. 23, 8:00 AM: Intelligent Hospital Preconference Symposium
at the Hilton Hotel Orlando.
Monday, Feb. 24, 5:30 PM: Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at the Orange
County Convention Center (Award presented to the Emily Jerry
Foundation). Media Q&A following presentation.
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 1:45 PM: Intelligent Hospital Pavilion, Leadership
Theater, at the Orange County Convention Center. Media Q&A following
CARLSBAD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
MEPS Real-Time, Inc., a leading provider of Radio Frequency
Identification (RFID) solutions for medication management in the
pharmaceutical and healthcare industries, today announced that the
company will sponsor the presentations by Christopher Jerry, founder of
Jerry Foundation, in the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS
2014. Jerry will speak at three events during the conference:
The Emily Jerry Foundation was founded in 2006 after the death of Chris
Jerry’s young daughter, Emily, which was caused by a medication error
while she was receiving her last dose of chemotherapy. Since her death,
Chris has toured the country, advocating for the adoption of advanced
technology by hospitals, pharmacies and other healthcare settings, to
minimize death and injury from largely preventable medication errors.
According to a study in the September 2013 issue of Journal
of Patient Safety, “A New, Evidence-based Estimate of Patient
Harms Associated with Hospital Care,” patient deaths from medical errors
– or preventable adverse events (PAEs) – in hospital settings may be as
high as 400,000 deaths per year.
Jerry’s presentation, “The Emily Jerry Story: From Tragedy to Triumph –
Improving Patient Care and Safety Through the Adoption of Technology,”
will discuss the imminent need for the integration of technologies,
systems and processes that are available today to minimize the human
error quotient that leads to medication errors.
“The Emily Jerry Foundation is so grateful for the support of companies
such as MEPS Real-Time -- companies that are rooted in the same belief
that deaths from medication errors are highly preventable,” said
Christopher Jerry, founder, The Emily Jerry Foundation. “The immediate
adoption of technologies to prevent these deaths and injuries cannot be
a low-priority budget item. We must elevate the future of patient care
to the present.”
Carlsbad, Calif.-based MEPS Real-Time Inc. is a company on the leading
edge of providing products and services focused on increasing patient
safety in healthcare systems. Its suite of Intelliguard® RFID Management
Systems offer healthcare providers unprecedented real-time visibility of
medical and pharmaceutical inventory to reduce supply chain costs,
improve patient safety, increase efficiency of pharmacy and nursing
staff, and enhance diversion prevention.
“We are honored that Christopher Jerry accepted our invitation to speak
at the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion and HIMSS this year,” said Shariq
Hussain, CEO, MEPS Real-Time Inc. “His story is heart-wrenching but his
mission is inspirational. We encourage all attendees to hear him speak
at one of these three events in Orlando, and in turn, become vocal
advocates for patient safety.”
About The Emily Jerry Foundation
Founded in 2006, and based in Mentor, Ohio, the Emily Jerry Foundation
is determined to help make the nation’s world-renowned, medical
facilities safer for everyone, beginning with babies and children. The
Foundation is accomplishing this very important objective by focusing on
increasing public awareness of key patient safety related issues and
identifying technology and best practices that are proven to minimize
the “human error” component of medicine. Through its ongoing efforts,
The Emily Jerry Foundation is working hard to save lives every day. For
more information, visit www.emilyjerryfoundation.org.
About MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., MEPS Real-Time,
is a leading provider of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) solutions
for the pharmaceutical and healthcare industries. Its suite of
Intelliguard® RFID Management Systems offer healthcare providers
unprecedented real-time visibility of medical and pharmaceutical
inventory to reduce supply chain costs, improve patient safety, increase
efficiency of pharmacy and nursing staff, and enhance diversion
prevention. Intelliguard® solutions include Medication Management,
Inventory Management, and Kit and Tray Management Systems.
MEPS, MEPS Real-Time and Intelliguard are registered trademarks and RFID
Solutions for Critical Inventory are trademarks of MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
MEPS Real-Time, Inc.
Jay Williams, 760-448-9596
Erin Peacock, 949-939-1872
Source: MEPS Real-Time, Inc.