Pioneer in Remote Patient Monitoring Analytics Joins Sentrian as Chief Technology Officer; Company Fills Four Senior Leadership Positions
ALISO VIEJO, Calif., Dec. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Sentrian™ (formerly Jointly Health), the Remote Patient Intelligence™ company aspiring to eliminate all preventable hospitalization, today announced the hiring of four senior leaders including Chief Technology Officer Lance Myers, Ph.D.
Myers, a pioneer and technology leader in body worn bio-sensors, remote patient monitoring and advanced analytics, joins new hires Avi Moghaddam – Vice President, Operations; Dunnie Norman, Vice President, Customer Development; and Jeff Haggard, Vice President, Customer Success.
“We are excited to add Lance, Avi, Dunnie and Jeff to our leadership team at this time of surging interest in the use of remote patient monitoring analytics to lower costs and improve quality of care,” said Dean Sawyer, Chief Executive Officer of Sentrian. “As a true pioneer in the area of remote biometric monitoring and analytics, Lance contributed to developing the technical foundation of Sentrian’s remote patient intelligence platform. His depth of experience and expertise will be a significant contribution to our customers’ success. Avi, Dunnie, and Jeff round out our senior team with several decades of combined experience managing operations, sales, services and support for large enterprise solution providers in the healthcare IT space.”
Sentrian announced its launch last month at Singularity University’s Exponential Medicine Conference. The Sentrian Remote Patient Intelligence platform addresses the challenge of managing patients with complex chronic disease by bridging the gap between patients and clinicians when the patient is home and away from their care team.
Myers has been actively involved in physiological and biometric monitoring research and development for more than 15 years, holding key technology leadership positions within the medical device and analytics industries. Prior to joining Sentrian, he was a founder and the Chief Science Officer of VivoSense, a leader in analytic software for body-worn sensor systems. He also previously led the physiological systems and interfaces division of Archinoetics, and led the engineering team at VivoMetrics that pioneered the world’s first multi-channel, wearable ambulatory measurement system. Myers has held research positions at University College Dublin, Ireland and at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He received his PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa and has published more than 30 scientific books and papers.
“I am truly excited by this opportunity to help healthcare organizations improve the way they direct care and ultimately enhance the lives of their patients,” said Myers.
Leaders in Operations, Sales, Services
Avi Moghaddam, Vice President, Operations, has implemented projects around the globe, created delivery departments from the ground up, and both developed and optimized processes. Prior to joining Sentrian, Avi was Director of Delivery Services for Avitech Consulting, where she provided consulting services to clients for implementation and improvement of technology delivery at companies such as Kaiser Permanente and Illumina. Before that, she was Capability Group Manager for Avanade, a provider of business technology solutions and managed services, where she created and led the Business Analytics group, developed and implemented multi-lingual medical software in USA and abroad, and consulted for Pfizer, a global leader in Pharmaceutical. Moghaddam holds a Masters in Business Administration and a BA in computer science, both from the University of California at Irvine. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP) certified by the Project Management Institute.
Dunnie Norman, Vice President, Customer Development, previously held sales leadership roles serving healthcare national accounts for both Informatica and Allscripts, where he managed relationships with some of the largest health systems in the country. During his eight years with Allscripts, Norman helped open new markets as the company grew from several hundred million dollars in annual revenue to over $1 billion. He was instrumental in helping Allscripts pivot from its early role as a provider of ambulatory electronic health record (EHR) solutions to becoming an enterprise provider of practice management, revenue cycle management, acute care, and community care solutions.
Jeff Haggard, Vice President, Customer Success, is an experienced change agent who has spent the last 14 years leading services, support, and transformation initiatives in acute, post-acute, and ambulatory clinical settings. Most recently, Haggard led National Accounts Services for Allscripts, where he ensured that some of the largest and most complex healthcare organizations in the country leveraged emerging technologies and optimized existing solutions to provide exceptional clinical outcomes, revenue cycle operations, and access to care. Haggard’s passion is ensuring that Sentrian’s partners create world-class success stories and encounter no obstacles on their path to positively impacting the health of millions of patients. Haggard holds a BA in religion from Trinity University.
Sentrian™, the first Remote Patient Intelligence ™ Company, aspires to eliminate all preventable hospitalization by leveraging the revolution in remote biosensors and machine learning to detect patient deterioration early, before it becomes acute. Sentrian’s value proposition is to provide a cloud-based remote patient monitoring and analytics platform intended to dramatically reduce preventable hospital admissions, increase the efficiency and effectiveness of care teams and improve quality metrics such as HEDIS, and Star ratings. For our ACO clients, we intend to positively impact accountable care shared savings performance. The Sentrian platform is designed to seamlessly integrate with existing healthcare information systems and clinical workflows, facilitating adoption. Find us at www.sentrian.com, on Twitter and LinkedIn.