SAN DIEGO, CALIF. – July 29, 2014 – PatientSafe Solutions, a leader in smart point-of-care mobile solutions for healthcare, today announced the appointment of Steven Davidson, M.D., MBA, to the position of chief medical informatics officer (CMIO). A longtime emergency medicine physician turned healthcare informaticist, Dr. Davidson has extensive experience implementing and enhancing healthcare technologies that support clinician efficiency, care delivery and patient outcomes. As PatientSafe’s CMIO, Davidson will use his expertise to support the development of the communication and workflow integration capabilities of PatientSafe’s products. He will also assemble the company’s forthcoming strategic advisory board.
The increased focus on quality measures and outcomes has created a growing demand for technologies that enable collaboration, data entry and other administrative tasks without disrupting a clinician’s workflow. Smart point-of-care mobile solutions, such as the PatientTouch® system, align with the needs of nurses, physicians and hospital administrators, allowing caregivers to gather and analyze critical data, communicate effectively and deliver high-quality care that can lead to better outcomes for patients.
“Technology has tremendous potential to improve care delivery and support improved outcomes, but it needs to fit seamlessly into a provider’s workflow and be powerful, flexible and unobtrusive,” says Dr. Davidson. “PatientTouch integrates communications and critical administration functions on a single mobile device, enabling clinicians to now streamline their documentation processes, which saves time and allows them to focus on their patients. I’m looking forward to working with the team at PatientSafe to take PatientTouch and Emma® Connected Patient Care®networks even further.”
Dr. Davidson has practiced emergency medicine for more than three decades. Throughout his career, he has advised healthcare provider organizations and technology developers on best practices surrounding medical technologies. He joins PatientSafe from Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York, where he served as chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine from 1995 to 2010 prior to becoming senior vice president and CMIO. As CMIO, Davidson led the center’s attestation for Meaningful Use Stage 1; earlier, he was instrumental in the Maimonides emergency department’s adoption of mobile communications, barcode scanning, electronic health record and information system capabilities.
“Steve Davidson has an impressive track record in healthcare, spanning his time working on the ground floor in emergency care, implementing state-of-the-art technologies to improve workflow and care, and managing informatics at a leading medical center. We are thrilled to welcome him to PatientSafe,” says Joe Condurso, president and chief executive officer of the company. “He is PatientSafe’s first CMIO, and we believe his industry expertise will help us further improve our smart point-of-care mobile technology that benefits patients, clinicians and healthcare systems at large.”
Prior to joining Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Davidson was a member of the faculty of the Drexel University College of Medicine, where he served from 1978-1995 in increasing positions of responsibility, concluding his tenure as chief of the Division of Emergency Medical Services. He received his MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and his MD and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Temple University.
About PatientSafe Solutions
PatientSafe Solutions (San Diego, California) is leading the way in smart point-of-care mobile solutions and pioneering technologies for the future of accountable care. PatientSafe is dedicated to delivering measurable safety and quality improvements through mobile solutions that extend the EHR and fit seamlessly into care team workflows. With nearly 100 implementations in the United States, the company’s flagship product, the PatientTouchsystem, pairs specialized software applications with customized Apple® hardware to eliminate harm, reduce waste, and improve productivity. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.patientsafesolutions.com.