AvaSure Attracts Top Health Leaders to Advance Solution to Patient Falls
BELMONT, MI, Nov 27, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via COMTEX) --
AvaSure, a division of AvaSure Holdings, Inc., has enlisted a new
advisory board comprised of some of the most experienced leaders in
healthcare to help advance its patient safety and cost reduction
The AvaSys patient observation and communication platform helps
hospitals make better use of nursing resources by allowing a single
nurse to monitor multiple patients remotely and intervene in time to
prevent falls and other dangerous behavior. The "telesitter solution"
also allows hospitals to dramatically reduce their reliance on
one-to-one sitters, thereby reducing their labor budgets. After the
initial installation in Michigan four years ago, this unique system
is now deployed in hospitals from coast to coast, with many more
rollouts coming soon.
"This is a huge story, since nursing personnel costs are one of the
hospital's largest operating expenses," says Brad Playford, CEO of
AvaSure. "We knew we needed to enlist seasoned industry professionals
to help us validate and communicate this story to the hospital
systems that could benefit the most from our solutions. I could not
be more pleased with the caliber and commitment of the individuals
who have joined our advisory board."
David W. Benfer, former CEO of Saint Raphael Health System in New
Haven, Conn., and former chairman of the American College of Hospital
Executives, will chair the advisory board. "The timing for AvaSure's
technologies is now as hospital executives cope with delivering
excellent, affordable care despite rising healthcare costs, an aging
demographic, nursing shortages and regulatory compliance," Benfer
says. "AvaSys will provide relief and answers for many organizations
facing these challenges."
In addition to Benfer, AvaSure's advisory board includes:
-- William M. Kelley, former Chairman and CEO of Hill-Rom; Honorary
Fellow, American College of Hospital Executives
-- Charles S. Lauer, former Publisher of Modern Healthcare magazine;
Honorary Fellow, American College of Hospital Executives
-- Samuel L. Odle, former CEO of the University of Indiana Hospitals;
former Chairman of the American College of Hospital Executives
-- William D. Petasnick, former CEO of Froedtert Health System,
Milwaukee; former Chairman of the American Hospital Association
-- Andrea Amalfitano, DO, PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, AvaSure;
Professor, Michigan State University Department of Pediatrics,
Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Chairman of the Scientific
Advisory Board, Etubics, Inc.
-- Connie R. Curran, RN, EdD, President of Curran Associates consulting;
Vice President for Healthcare Management and Patient Services,
American Hospital Association.
"I think I speak for the whole group when I say that we are all very
impressed, intrigued and attracted by the enormous potential that
AvaSure's solutions have to reduce expenses and improve safety in
both large and small hospital systems nationally," says Dr.
Amalfitano. "That's why we're here."
AvaSys is an advanced patient observation and
communications platform that allows a nurse to remotely monitor
multiple patients in diverse locations, anticipate their needs,
identify risky situations and alert floor staff in time to avert
injuries. The "one-to-many" nature of the AvaSys solution permits
staffing reductions without sacrificing patient oversight and safety.
AvaSys is a product of AvaSure, a division of AvaSure Holdings, Inc.,
that develops, markets and deploys technology and educational tools
that support the nursing profession in improving its practice
environment. For more information, visit www.avasure.com.
SOURCE: AvaSure, Inc.
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