SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotera® Wireless today announced that Dr. Rosemary Kennedy, an internationally recognized informatics leader, has joined the Company in the newly created role of chief nursing officer. The appointment reinforces Sotera's commitment to providing practice leadership for nurses, a group that is highly engaged in the safety and care of hospital patients.
"Rosemary has driven improvements in healthcare quality through the deployment of health information technology (IT) and has been instrumental in defining national standards," said Tom Watlington, Sotera chief executive officer. "Nurses, who play a key role in the adoption and use of our ViSi® Mobile System, will benefit from the availability of a dedicated expert to help them achieve better safety, quality and effectiveness using continuous patient monitoring."
"The healthcare environment is primed for the adoption of information-based tools that advance the health of patients," said Dr. Kennedy. "I look forward to collaborating with nurses seeking to transform their field of practice through the use of patient monitoring aimed at improving patient outcomes."
Most recently, Dr. Kennedy was president and chief executive officer of eCare Informatics and an adjunct faculty member at Thomas Jefferson University School of Nursing. Previously, she was vice president of health information of technology at the National Quality Forum. She holds many leadership roles through her work with the American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) and Technology Informatics Guiding Educational Reform Board (TIGER).
Dr. Kennedy received her bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's in business administration from Widener University. She received a Ph.D. in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago. Dr. Kennedy is widely presented and published in the field of informatics, nursing, health information technology, and terminology standards. She is a fellow in the American Academy of Nursing and received the HIMSS 2009 Nursing Informatics Award as well as the top 25 women in healthcare award for 2009. She is currently on the TIGER board and sits on the safety council for the American Association of Medical Instrumentation.
Sotera develops and markets the ViSi Mobile System, the first body-worn vital signs monitoring platform to measure all vital signs continuously with intensive care unit (ICU) level accuracy for non-ICU patients. The comprehensive system is designed to enhance patient safety and care quality by connecting clinicians with their patients anywhere, any time and allowing early detection of patient deterioration.
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Sotera Wireless, Inc. is a San Diego based medical device company dedicated to the development, marketing and sale of a new generation of comprehensive vital signs monitoring. Sotera's mission is to improve patient safety by empowering clinicians to detect early signs of deterioration in virtually any care setting and enable early intervention and rapid response, all without limiting the patient's freedom of movement. More information on the company or its ViSi Mobile System can be obtained at soterawireless.com or by sending an email to email@example.com.
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