PeriGen, Inc. Hosts Obstetric Medicine Knowledge Summit

April 22-23 Event to Gather Leading Experts for Ideas and Information
Exchange on Maternity Care Crisis

PRINCETON, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- PeriGen, Inc., the only OB-specific risk reduction company to provide solutions which generate immediate quantifiable clinical and financial value, is pleased to host its third annual Knowledge Summit on obstetric care on Thursday, April 22 through Friday, April 23 at the Fairfax Embassy Row in Washington, D.C.

The U.S. is facing a crisis in the field of obstetric medicine. Amnesty International recently reported the United States currently places 46th in infant mortality rate worldwide. Incidents and difficulties occur in 30 percent of all child deliveries, and for 35,000 American women, childbirth is a life-threatening experience.

PeriGen is a technology-enabled solutions firm, providing a full suite of consulting and professional services to improve outcomes and increase patient safety in OB. The company’s clinical decision support system, called PeriBirth, addresses the root causes behind an estimated 50 percent of mistakes in OB: errors of communication and cognition. PeriBirth gives the labor and delivery team access to clearly organized patient data that reduces the likelihood of mistakes and improves charge capture and productivity, which demonstrably increase revenue.

“PeriGen is proud to present its annual Knowledge Summit at such a critical time for the health and well-being of American mothers and babies,” said Donald. A. Deieso, Chairman and CEO, PeriGen, Inc. “While even one adverse outcome is unacceptable, the data clearly points to a crisis. We are, however, encouraged by the many doctors, nurses and advocacy groups that are bringing attention to this issue and aggressively working to do something about it. For its part, PeriGen will continue to use its expertise and technology to protect the more than 4 million new lives expected to be born in the United States this year.”

The Knowledge Summit program entitled, “Entering a New Decade in OB Care” will gather experts to share ideas for improvement of obstetric care and the reduction of risks associated with childbirth. The Summit agenda will address global and national maternity care, trends in health care information technology and healthcare reform.

Summit highlights include addresses by:

  • Dr. Peter Pronovost, an intensive care specialist and professor at Johns Hopkins Hospital and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Pronovost is an internationally acclaimed leader in patient safety, whose “checklist” concept dramatically reduced the rate of hospital-acquired infections after surgery.
  • Amnesty International’s Nan Strauss, J.D., who will address global maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality rates, as well as clinical issues and trends and the opportunity to improve the U.S. position as one of the lowest-ranked industrialized nations in terms of maternity care.

About PeriGen, Inc.

PeriGen is a technology-enabled professional services company specializing in risk reduction and clinical quality improvement in Obstetrics and is the only OB-specific risk reduction company to provide solutions which generate immediate, quantifiable and clinical value. Singularly focused on reducing risk and improving financial performance, PeriGen’s clinical decision support and fetal monitoring solutions are installed in over 100 hospitals across North America. A pioneer in clinical decision support, PeriGen provides innovative solutions and a full suite of complementary professional and consulting services that reduce risk and improve clinical outcomes. PeriGen is a US corporation headquartered in Princeton, New Jersey, with offices in Canada and Israel. For more information, please visit us at www.perigen.com.



CONTACT:

PeriGen, Inc.
Adrienne Kowalski
215-790-7839
[email protected]
or
Sandra Taylor, Ph.D.
Chief Marketing Officer
609-228-8346
[email protected]

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INDUSTRY KEYWORDS:   Technology  Data Management  Health  Clinical Trials  Hospitals  Professional Services  Consulting  Baby/Maternity  Consumer  Managed Care

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