Chasing Zero is the first in a series of documentaries produced by TMIT that target consumers, caregivers, and healthcare leaders. The goal is to inspire them to act now to prevent healthcare harm. The war on healthcare harm is not targeting bad people, but bad systems. These support systems no longer protect caregivers and patients as healthcare has become more complex and fragmented.
Healthcare harm has risen from the eighth leading cause of death to the third leading cause of death, when we include infections we have given patients during care.
Chasing Zero was filmed in multiple locations around the world. Interviews of World Health Organization leaders were undertaken in Geneva and London. Dennis Quaid was filmed on the movie set of Soul Surfer on Oahu, Hawaii. Caregivers were shot in action at their hospitals, including Brigham and Women’s Hospital, the Mayo Clinic, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins, and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Our goal is to reinforce role models of great caregivers and healthcare leaders, and to open dialogue among governance and leadership teams at America’s hospitals and healthcare organizations. This will make our care safer and more reliable.