SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PatientSafe Solutions, a leader in smart point-of-care mobile networks for healthcare, today announced the appointment of Mark Young, to the position of chief operating officer. Young has an extensive background of more than 20 years of experience in operating leadership, knowledge and expertise with EMR companies, software engineering and management of large technical operations teams.
He began his career in healthcare at Blue Cross and Blue Shield where he worked in membership management and actuarial systems. As his career progressed, he later oversaw and managed product delivery and transaction services at Medic Computer Systems. He expanded his work by becoming vice president at WebMD of product management. During his time at WebMD, he held multiple senior level executive positions focusing on implementation, training, development, delivery and support of internal systems and infrastructure. After Young’s broad endeavors with WebMD, he was appointed chief operating officer and senior vice president of program delivery at Staywell Health Management; in his time, he reduced operating expenses by 32% over two years and implemented process improvements that decreased implementation costs by 27%.
“We are a growing company and with growth there are high demands and expectations put on technical and business operations,” says Joe Condurso, president and CEO of PatientSafe Solutions. “Mark Young was an extraordinary candidate in our selection process due to his robust background with product and hosted management, delivery and support of client enterprise systems. We believe Mark brings a strong bank of knowledge and experience to further place our operations team and PatientSafe as a whole on a track for large and international success in the future of our Connected Patient Care® strategy.”
With the expansion of clinical workflow and communications’ capabilities, which now includes physicians and BYOD, Young seeks to utilize and foster this development moving forward with operations scalability in larger health systems. Moving into a networking position within the healthcare system, PatientSafe’s technologies now engage and connect inpatient and outpatient settings. This capability creates a suitable opportunity for Young to meld his strong operating leadership experience with PatientSafe Solutions’ 2015 goals in product innovation and ultimately making large strides as a pioneer in mHealth.
“PatientSafe Solutions’ forward-thinking drive and seamless operational management and services aligns with my desire to help physicians provide exceptional care,” says Young, “Throughout my career I have encountered many healthcare IT solutions and developments, but PatientSafe has remained the most intriguing and impressive mobile care solution. I look forward to joining the PatientSafe leadership team to help clients meet clinical workflow and communications needs in inpatient and outpatient settings.”
About PatientSafe Solutions
PatientSafe Solutions (San Diego, California) is leading the way in smart point-of-care mobile networks for healthcare. PatientSafe is dedicated to delivering measurable safety and quality improvements through mobile solutions that extend an organization’s EHR and clinical systems and fit seamlessly into care team workflows. The company’s flagship product, the PatientTouch® system, delivers positive patient identification workflows, customizable care interventions, and clinically contextual communications to eliminate harm, reduce waste, and improve productivity. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.patientsafesolutions.com.
PatientTouch® is a registered trademark of PatientSafe Solutions, Inc.