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Alumna Kathleen Harmon (’86) named Chief Clinical Officer of PatientSafe Solutions

January 24, 2019

PatientSafe Solutions, an innovation leader in mobile Clinical Communication & Collaboration (CC&C) solutions, announced today that Kathleen Harmon, MS, RN, CENP (’86) has joined the company as Chief Clinical Officer. Bringing more than 30 years of nursing and executive experience to PatientSafe, Harmon will be responsible for setting the clinical vision for the company. Her unique, holistic and outcomes-driven approach will help transform care delivery through mobility initiatives that can improve an organization’s financial health, clinician satisfaction and patient-centric care.

“Kathleen is one of our industry’s preeminent experts. She has proven success transforming care environments with smartphone-based technologies to deliver high-impact clinical outcomes,” said Si Luo, PatientSafe President and CEO. “Her broad practice experience and passion for pushing the CC&C category to a truly connected, context-aware state makes her the perfect clinical leader for our organization.”

Harmon joins PatientSafe from Sphere3, where she served as Chief Nurse Executive. In that role, she was responsible for clinical leadership, development of clinical collaboration workflows, and leveraging clinical communication data to provide wholistic, meaningful information at the point of care. Prior to Sphere3, Kathleen served as Chief Nursing Executive at Burwood Group and led the healthcare practice focusing on clinical communication strategy, deployments, and achieving desired outcomes in top academic teaching systems and large IDNs.

“Kathleen joins us at a critical time in the evolution of the CC&C space. As PatientSafe leads the industry to a workflow-enabled, outcomes-focused approach, she brings the domain leadership to enable us to deliver even more impactful solution design and investment value for our healthcare partners,” said Tim Needham, Chief Commercial Officer.

Harmon holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Healthcare Administration and Organizational Leadership from Concordia University. She received her nursing degree from Finlandia University. Harmon holds AONE’s Certified in Executive Nursing Practice credentials. She’s a frequent author and speaker on CC&C solution design, deployment and outcomes management.

Kathleen Harmon’s Finlandia Legacy

Harmon graduated from Suomi College with a degree in nursing in 1986, four months after giving birth to her first child. Her full story was featured in the Fall 2017 Donor Edition of the Bridge magazine. She recently served as the Alumni Speaker at the 2018 Commencement and joined the Board of Trustees in 2018 as well.

About PatientSafe Solutions

PatientSafe Solutions obsesses over helping care teams communicate and work together reliably and efficiently. PatientSafe delivers measurable safety and quality improvements through a mobile platform that extends an organization’s Electronic Health Record, clinical, and communication infrastructure and fits seamlessly into care team workflows. The company’s context-driven PatientTouch® platform unifies communication with workflow by consolidating text, talk, alerts, EMR data, clinical workflows, and customizable care interventions, all in one mobile app, on one device. For more than a decade, PatientTouch has helped clinicians both inside and outside of the hospital streamline care delivery, increase quality, and lower costs. PatientSafe is headquartered in San Diego, California. PatientSafe Solutions can be found on the web at patientsafesolutions.com, Twitter (@patientsafesoln) and LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/company/patientsafe-solutions/).

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