MEPS Real-Time® Sponsors Presentations by Christopher Jerry, Founder, Emily Jerry Foundation, and Prominent Patient Safety Advocate at HIMSS 2014 and the Intelligent Hospital Symposium
Jerry Will Discuss Strategies to Eradicate Deaths and Injuries Resulting from Medication Errors at Three Separate Events
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 the Emily Jerry Foundation, in the Intelligent Hospital Pavilion at HIMSS 2014. Jerry will speak at three events during the conference:
“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.”
- Sunday, 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 presentation.
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, Inc. (mepsrealtime.com) 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.