What Experts Say About "The Story of Lewis Blackman"

"The death of a child changes the world--always. Transparent Health has taken our family's personal tragedy and used it to try to change the world for the better. In the miscalculations and oversights of a hospital stay gone horribly wrong, The Story of Lewis Blackman traces important educational themes every healthcare provider needs to know. This film should be in the tool box of everyone involved in the care of patients."
Helen Haskell
Mother of Lewis Blackman,
Founder, Mothers Against Medical Error,
Co-Founder, The Empowered Patient Coalition

“This is a rare film that pulls at the heart and enters the soul, yet also calmly lays out a set of well-reasoned suggestions that allow individuals and institutions to respond to what they have seen,
heard and felt.”
Michael L. Millenson
Health Care Consultant and Author, Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age

“If we don’t talk about our mistakes, we’re doomed to repeat them... over and over and over. So we have to have transparency and admit that we made a mistake in order to know what to do to try and prevent that mistake from happening again. And if we don’t do that, shame upon us.”
Bob Galbraith, MD
Executive Director, Center for Innovation, National Board of Medical Examiners

“This is the most powerful educational film in health care that I have ever watched…it will change how you think and what you do to keep patients—and yourself—safe.”
Rosemary Gibson, Author
Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes that Kill and Injure Millions of Americans

“In IHI’s efforts on governance and executive leaders, we find few levers more powerful in driving will than meeting the face and voice of harm. From Tears to Transparency: The Story of Lewis Blackman is an exceptional resource not only to meet the face and voice of harm but also to learn from experts how to create the culture to prevent it. Organizations who use this story in safety training can realize an enormous benefit from it.”
James Conway
Senior Vice President, The Institute for Healthcare Improvement

“There's a lot of blame to go around, but 'Lewis Blackman' works to disarm the reflexive defensiveness of clinicians and administrators and make room for some genuine soul-searching.”
Modern Healthcare

What Experts Say About "The Story of Michael Skolnik"

“The courage of Michael's parents in telling his story compels us to action. This film challenges us to put the patient in the middle of medical decisions--and ensure that they possess the power to decide the proper path--and are equipped with the information they need to do it.”
Harlan Krumholz, MD, Harold H. Hines Jr. Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine

“Every doctor, nurse, hospital leader, and patient needs to watch this film. The conversations that occur in hospitals and doctors' offices will never be the same. Patients will receive the care they need, no more and no less.”
Rosemary Gibson, Author
Wall of Silence: The Untold Story of the Medical Mistakes that Kill and Injure Millions of Americans

“The transition to patient-centered care--undeniably overdue--starts with a conversation, a fundamentally new conversation. Any skeptics need only watch Michael Skolnik’s story to understand the link between patient safety and a thoughtful conversation that places the patient at the center.”
Richard C. Boothman, Esq.
Chief Risk Officer and Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Michigan Health System