PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PeriGen, Inc., the only OB-specific risk reduction company to provide solutions which generate immediate quantifiable clinical and financial value, today announced the formation of a strategic alliance with Willis Group Holdings (NYSE: WSH), a leading global insurance broker and one of the world's largest professional services firms specializing in risk management. According to the terms of the alliance, Willis will offer PeriGen's unique OB-specific products and services to its clients, in an effort to reduce risk and associated medical malpractice costs by improving the quality of care delivered.
"As medical malpractice insurance brokers and experts in risk management, we are very aware of the cost of errors in Obstetrics," said Mary S. Botkin, Managing Director, Willis National Health Care. "Obstetrics ranks first among all specialties for the number of claims reported and for the total amount of indemnity paid. PeriGen's solutions address the root causes behind preventable medical errors, alerting clinicians to potentially significant contraindications and identifying safer courses of care. At Willis, we recognize the unique value of PeriGen's products and services in preventing errors and improving clinical outcomes, and we are proud to offer PeriGen's solutions to our clients."
PeriGen's integrated fetal monitoring, documentation, and clinical decision support systems help over 15,000 clinicians provide safer care to their patients. Additionally, PeriGen helps hospitals to improve clinical and financial outcomes through the design and implementation of risk management and patient safety initiatives, clinical quality improvement programs, perinatal training courses, business improvement programs, and revenue enhancement strategies. PeriGen's solutions are complemented by a full suite of patented, proprietary technolog