June 14, 2011 – PatientSafe Solutions™ Inc., a healthcare information technology company delivering real-time mobile clinical solutions to hospitals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction while decreasing costs at the point of care, announced Joseph Condurso has been named president and chief operating officer to support further corporate expansion.
“As healthcare delivery transforms toward the needs of meaningful use and accountable care models, technology that supports caregiver connections and real-time access to clinical data information is critical,” said Jim Sweeney, PatientSafe Solutions chairman and chief executive officer. “Joe’s senior leadership background in the healthcare industry and specific experience at the intersection of mobile and health information technology is an ideal fit for PatientSafe Solutions.”
Condurso has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare industry. Most recently, he was vice president of strategy, innovation and business development at CareFusion Corp. He spent nearly a decade working in senior operational and entrepreneurial roles across companies that eventually became part of Cardinal Health. His notable achievements within that company include: architecting and managing Alaris Medical’s Infusion Information Systems business; patenting and creating the industry’s first wireless network for intravenous therapy management with patient safety software and electronic medical record connectivity; targeting, acquiring and leading the operations of CareFusion’s enterprise mobile point of care barcode solutions and serving as the senior executive leader of the medication management strategy and strategic alliances for the company’s Pyxis automation and informatics portfolio of products. Previously, he was co-founder and chief operating officer of iMetrikus, Inc., a first of its kind telehealth solution for remote monitoring of patients with chronic conditions. In addition, Condurso also previously held global senior leadership positions in sales, marketing, operations and product development at Chiron Corp, Motorola Inc., and Dräger Medical, Inc.
“There is no doubt in my mind that PatientSafe Solutions is poised to deliver extraordinary innovation and growth,” said Condurso, “Given the demand for smart care management and care coordination technology such as PatientTouch™, I look forward to the opportunity to position our company as a leader in point of care mobile health solutions, sustain our momentum and build even further success with our customers and industry partners.
“PatientTouch goes far beyond just clinical documentation at the bedside to truly enable caregivers to deliver high quality patient care, reduce medical errors and spend more time actively engaging with patients and their families,” said Jim Sweeney, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of PatientSafe Solutions. “Over 7,700 nurses and caregivers utilize PatientTouch instead of relying on manual documentation or computer carts or nurses’ stations to improve their productivity and save costs.
PatientTouch is currently available to hospitals in the United States exclusively through PatientSafe Solutions by calling 858-746-3100 or visiting www.patientsafesolutions.com.
About PatientSafe Solutions
PatientSafe Solutions™, a health information technology company based in San Diego, Calif., delivers real-time mobile clinical solutions to hospitals to improve patient safety, quality, and satisfaction while decreasing costs at the point of care. The company is led by senior executives with a proven track record of solving difficult healthcare problems with innovative technology, solutions, and services. CEO James M. Sweeney is a recognized leader in patient safety and was responsible for the award-winning “Beyond Blame” video, which has become a critical industry standard describing in detail how medication errors affect practitioners and patients. PatientSafe Solutions has raised more than $70 million since 2002 from prominent investors including Psilos, TPG Biotech, Camden Partners, and Menlo Ventures. The company was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s Top 50 Venture-Backed Companies in 2011.