PeraHealth bolsters clinical expertise with addition of Richard Gibson, M.D.

May 20, 2015, 09:48 ET from PeraHealth

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PeraHealth, a provider of real-time clinical surveillance software, has named Richard Gibson, M.D., MBA as physician executive. Dr. Gibson will work with PeraHealth hospitals and health systems to help improve care quality, reliability and efficiency through the use of data and information technology.

Dr. Gibson has approximately three decades of clinical technology adoption and optimization experience, primarily in health system settings. He most recently served as chief of healthcare intelligence at 27-hospital Providence Health & Services, where he was responsible for business and clinical analytics.

"It's common for essential clinical data to get buried in a provider's electronic health record (EHR), prohibiting clinicians from getting a full picture of a patient's condition," said Dr. Gibson. "I look forward to helping PeraHealth providers access and analyze their existing EHR data to improve care delivery and prevent harm."

Powered by the peer-reviewed Rothman Index™, a disease-agnostic universal score for predicting patient readmission and mortality risk, PeraHealth software automatically pulls data from all major EHR systems. The data is translated into a 0-100 Rothman Index score and presented in a clear graph trending patient condition across any care setting, promoting care team communication and alerting clinicians earlier to unexpected health problems.

Dr. Gibson previously served as Legacy Health's senior vice president & chief information officer and chief medical information officer at Providence Health System – Oregon Region. A founding board member of the Association of Medical Directors of Information Systems, Dr. Gibson is an affiliate assistant professor in Oregon Health and Science University's Department of Medical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology.

"PeraHealth clients will benefit greatly from Dr. Gibson's strategic vision for using advanced clinical technology to improve care quality, safety and efficiency," said PeraHealth CEO Stephanie Alexander. "We're thrilled to have Dr. Gibson join the PeraHealth team."

Clinicians use PeraHealth solutions:

  • To remotely monitor patients across care settings for preemptive rapid response team intervention.
  • For chronic disease management to help determine when to discharge patients and assist with post-discharge care needs.
  • To improve physician-nurse communication across shifts, units and departments.
  • During daily interdisciplinary rounds to optimize ICU bed utilization.
  • To facilitate conversations and make recommendations about palliative care need.

About PeraHealth
PeraHealth provides hospitals and health systems with a single solution for real-time clinical surveillance across all patient populations and care settings. Based on the peer-reviewed Rothman Index™, a universal score for predicting patient readmission and mortality risk over time, PeraHealth software can pull data from all major EHR systems with no added manual data entry for staff. The result is an earlier warning system alerting clinicians to the potential for subtle patient deterioration to help optimize ICU use, hardwire rapid response teams and enhance palliative care services. More than two million clinicians, patients and families have benefited from solutions from PeraHealth and Alive Sciences, its Sarasota, Fla. affiliate. For more information about Charlotte, N.C.-based PeraHealth, visit

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