ATLANTA, June 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgical Momentum, a leader in healthcare data analytics, announced today it has named David Earle, MD, FACS as their Chief Medical Officer. For the previous 17 years, Dr. Earle was an Associate Professor of Surgery at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Director of Minimally Invasive Surgery at a community based academic medical center in Springfield, Massachusetts. His areas of expertise include process improvement for clinical surgery and surgical education, along with device development, natural orifice surgery, and hernia repair. "David has a wonderfully well-rounded background with expertise in a variety of specialties that will help us expand our portfolio," stated Kevin Jackson, President and CEO of Surgical Momentum. "This enables us to grow even more in maximizing patient outcomes, while further clarifying our value analysis role for a wide range of healthcare enterprises."
Bruce Ramshaw, MD, a founder and immediate past CMO of Surgical Momentum was recently named Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. "I've known David for many years," stated Dr. Ramshaw. "His expertise in general surgery, training, education and quality improvement will help Surgical Momentum expand into disease states that truly can benefit from what Surgical Momentum provides." Dr. Ramshaw welcomes the addition of Dr. Earle to the team.
"A critical part of this effort will be creating more collaboration with clinicians and administrators by integrating clinical pathways that consider the entire cycle of care, and keep the patient at the center of the process," stated Earle. "Disease based team building in areas such as joint replacement and robotic assisted surgery will add significant value to patients, and improved efficiency for hospitals," explained Earle. "Our process will improve patient outcomes, while simultaneously improving the daily lives of the surgical team and lowering hospital costs." Additionally, revealed Earle, "We have figured out when surgical residents become proficient with a particular operation, and hope to bring the concept of continuous quality improvement (CQI) into the surgical education arena with our patented processes. This will not only benefit surgical training programs, but also those contributing the approximately $25 billion dollars annually towards graduate medical education (GME) in the United States."
Dr. Earle also highlighted the position of Surgical Momentum as a registered AHRQ patient safety organization. "This allows access to patient data not available to other firms," he said. "Analysis of real-time, real-world data empowers decisions to be based on the local environment, instead the one-size- fits-all formula commonly employed by others to assist facilities with simply reducing costs."
About Surgical Momentum
Surgical Momentum, LLC is a Healthcare Data Analytics firm. The company brings a specialized knowledge that allows the healthcare community to service patients better, more economically, and with better outcomes. Surgical Momentum provides data analysis and solutions in a context that defines, measures and improves outcomes for all stakeholders within the medical profession. Surgical Momentum's collection of real world data from surgeons, hospitals, and academic medical centers is analyzed and used to improve decisions, patient outcomes, and reduce costs. The company facilitates collaboration between providers, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies.
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