SAN DIEGO, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sotera(®) Wireless today announced that Dr. Benjamin Kanter has joined the Company as chief medical officer. Dr. Kanter, an experienced healthcare technology leader, will deploy his expertise to advance Sotera's clinical initiatives relevant to continuous patient monitoring.
"We welcome Ben, whose extensive knowledge of clinical information systems aligns with our drive to integrate technology with medicine to advance the quality and management of patient care," said Tom Watlington, Sotera chief executive officer. "Furthermore, his experience as an innovator will help guide our strategy for expanding the clinical utility and safety benefits of our ViSi Mobile System."
"I am excited to be a part of Sotera's culture of excellence and share their determination to improve the delivery of safe, high quality medical care," said Dr. Kanter. "The ViSi(®) Mobile System platform represents a paradigm shift in patient monitoring and an opportunity to truly improve 'failure to rescue' events."
Dr. Kanter spent the last eight years as chief medical information officer at Palomar Health. At Palomar he was responsible for the development of clinical information systems. He led Palomar Health's electronic health record implementation resulting in the uniform adoption of computerized physician order entry and electronic physician documentation among many other systems.
Dr. Kanter has a special interest in mobile health and co-developed the Medical Information Anywhere Anytime (MIAA) system, a mobile enterprise health record system that was licensed to AirStrip Technology in 2012. He also designed and worked on the development of a "reverse lookup" smartphone app that allows physicians to search for patients and immediately identify and contact their assigned nurse, improving physician-nurse communication.
Dr. Kanter received his medical degree from Northwestern University and completed his post-doctoral studies in both pulmonary disease and critical care medicine at the U.C. San Diego Health System. Dr. Kanter is board certified in pulmonary disease, internal medicine, medical informatics, and received special certification in critical care. He has published and presented extensively on the integration of technology and medicine.
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Sotera Wireless, Inc. is a San Diego based medical device company dedicated to the development, marketing and sale of a new generation of comprehensive vital signs monitoring. Sotera's mission is to improve patient safety by empowering clinicians to detect early signs of deterioration in virtually any care setting and enable early intervention and rapid response, all without limiting the patient's freedom of movement. More information on the company or its ViSi Mobile System can be obtained at soterawireless.com or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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