Care at Hand appoints new Chief Nursing and Quality Officer

Aug 20, 2015, 15:15 ET from Care at Hand

BOSTON, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Lori O'Connor, RN has joined the Care at Hand team as the Chief Nursing and Quality Officer after spending 8 years as the Director of Nursing at Elder Services of the Merrimack Valley, an Area Agency on Aging in Massachusetts.  Four of those years, she worked specifically with the Community Care Transition Program (CCTP) in which she became intimately familiar with Care at Hand.  Lori ran one of the largest CCTP programs and pushed the agency into becoming one of the top national programs in the country. Lori sits on the Advisory Board for University of Massachusetts Lowell Nursing school and was recently appointed to the Standards and Practice Committee for the American Nursing Association in the state of Massachusetts.

"Lori knows Healthcare: she is a strong communicator, respected national leader in community resources...  Her knowledge, background and experience that she is bringing to a technology company on the cutting edge is invaluable.  Care at Hand has a leg up on the competition because of Lori!" says Yvette Bailey RN MBA MCHA ACM, Director of Case Management at Anna Jaques Hospital.

Lori also served on the CMS National Faculty Team for 2 years coaching and mentoring other national CCTP sites to reach their goals as well as educate and assist with quality improvement.  Her strong leadership and quality improvement skills are valuable in assisting Care at Hand customers to reach their goals and produce marketable and measurable outcomes to improve programs and obtain new lines of business revenue.

About Care at Hand

Care at Hand (CAH) is an analytics platform that predicts and prevents hospitalizations using non-clinical workers. A recently accepted study in Perspectives in Health Information Management shows that this technology can predict hospitalization risk using non-medical workers, as well as, an AHRQ study showing a 39.6% reduction in readmissions and net savings of $2.57 for every $1.00 invested in technology.  These results are driven by dynamic smart surveys, which detect early decline, "hotspot" high utilizing patients and measure the most granular leading indicators in the market.

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