RICHMOND, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WellAWARE Systems, the developer of breakthrough technology designed to enable proactive and preventive senior care, announced the appointment of Albert J. Di Rienzo, President & CEO of Blue Highway, a Welch-Allyn company, to the WellAWARE Systems Advisory Board.
Di Rienzo brings a long track record of healthcare expertise and successful leadership in science, technology and business to WellAWARE. His career includes research and development appointments at Welch Allyn, Philips Medical Systems, Siemens Medical Systems, Honeywell/Sperry Aerospace and General Dynamics. Formerly the Chief Science & Technology Officer for Welch Allyn, Di Rienzo was named President & CEO of Blue Highway, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Welch Allyn in 2008, focused on science and technology acceleration for the worldwide healthcare community.
Di Rienzo serves on the Consumer Health World Advisory Board, Cornell University Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Science & Technology Alliance and Columbia University Center for Advanced Information Management External Advisory Board. In addition, he is also a member of the Society of Clinical Research Associates and one of the Founding Board of Directors for the Continua Health Alliance.
“When I was first introduced to WellAWARE, it was apparent to me how critical this breakthrough technology is to the elder care industry and the growing movement to establish a much needed new standard of care for seniors,” said Di Rienzo. “We are in great need of new technologies like WellAWARE’s, combined with a coalition of industry leaders such as Volunteers of America, The Good Samaritan Society, the University of Minnesota and others that are united in delivering improved outcomes and quality of life while driving cost savings in our current healthcare reform environment. WellAWARE’s innovative technology and collaborative approach with senior care coalition leaders will take the industry to the next level. I’m extremely excited to bring my lifelong commitment to advancing healthcare in support of an organization that is singularly focused on improving wellness through services and technology that support those in need.”
WellAWARE’s advanced “smart sensor” solution supports caregivers by providing insightful, actionable data about resident wellness and overall health (i.e. sleep quality, bathroom visits, activity levels and more). By proactively responding to data trends that may indicate emerging health conditions, caregivers can significantly improve health related outcomes and reduce costs associated with emergency room visits and hospital admissions.
“We are proud to have such an esteemed industry thought leader join our Advisory Board,” said Jeff Noce, CEO of WellAWARE Systems. “Throughout his career, Al has successfully used technology to transform the businesses he has led. His technology expertise, coupled with his personal passion to improve healthcare and visionary approach will help guide us as we continue to use innovation to drive a new standard of care for seniors.”
About WellAWARE Systems
Built in collaboration with the senior living industry, WellAWARE Systems continues to advance a movement focusing on improving safety and quality of care for seniors through the use of connective technology. By utilizing innovative technology, WellAWARE provides caregivers with a directional guide to proactively identify changes in key wellness indicators such as sleep quality, activity level, bathroom visits and more which significantly improves health related outcomes. For more information on WellAWARE Systems, please visit: www.wellawaresystems.com.
About Blue Highway LLC
As a wholly owned subsidiary of Welch Allyn, Inc., Blue Highway exists to create innovative intellectual capital by collaborating with academic researchers, industry experts and government agencies. Blue Highway researchers focus primarily on the future of diagnostic healthcare—early detection, diagnosis and aggregation of data for comprehensive clinical support. More information about Blue Highway LLC can be found at www.blue-highway.com.