FORT WASHINGTON, Pa., May 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RightCare Solutions, Inc., an evidence-based technology organization specializing in care transitions and readmission management, announced today the addition to RightCare's leadership team of Mr. Matthew Ruth, as chief operating officer. Matt joins RightCare as the company launches nationally its breakthrough care transitions software, based on cutting-edge technology from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing. RightCare's care transition platform is powered by D2S2: Discharge Decision Support System that helps risk stratify patients at hospital admission, improve workflow and prioritization, as well as connecting to post-acute care facilities and primary care physicians.
"The expansion of our leadership team with Matt Ruth comes at a key point in RightCare's growth as we begin our national commercial launch of our care transitions software platform," said Eric Heil, co-founder, president & ceo. "He is a proven business executive with an impressive background in building and leading commercial organizations, launching products and has a dynamic operational background in both the healthcare and consumer industries. We are excited to have him join the RightCare team."
Heil added, "D2S2 is proven to help accelerate key decisions and automate workflow to make the care transition process more effective and improve patient outcomes. Matt will be essential in helping RightCare achieve our mission to help hospitals reduce readmissions, save costs, and achieve important organizational objectives."
About Matthew Ruth
Prior to his appointment as RightCare COO, Mr. Ruth served as Vice President, CNS Commercial, and Psychiatry Business Unit Lead for Jazz Pharmaceuticals. He joined the company in January 2012 after the acquisition of Azur Pharma where he served as Vice President, CNS Commercial since 2007.
Before Azur Pharma, Mr. Ruth held various senior leadership positions at Avanir, Allergan and Johnson & Johnson, where his responsibilities spanned sales, marketing, managed health care and commercial operation functions as well as working along side business development, developing and executing corporate strategy.
Mr. Ruth holds a Bachelor's degree from Missouri State University and recently completed the Executive Program in General Management at UCLA's Anderson School of Business.
About RightCare Solutions, Inc.
RightCare Solutions believes that evidence-based technology can empower nurses, discharge planners, and case managers to revolutionize the care transitions process. With our proprietary Discharge Decision Support System, D2S2, hospitals, insurers, and homecare agencies improve the quality of care for patients while alleviating the devastating toll that 30-day readmissions exact on the healthcare system. Based on a decade of research conducted at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, the D2S2 platform enables continuous point-of-care decision support, optimizes workflow, and automates post-acute care transitions. Visit us at www.RightCareSolutions.com to learn more, and follow us on Twitter @TeamRightCare.
Co-founder, President & CEO
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