New York (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
The Mount Sinai Medical Center has adopted an enterprise-grade mobile care-coordination mobile app called Cureatr, which was designed by a resident at the Mount Sinai Hospital, Joseph Mayer, MD. Mount Sinai has signed a multi-year contract to roll out the app to Mount Sinai clinicians.
“Mount Sinai is the first major academic medical center to adopt Cureatr,” said Dr. Bruce J. Darrow, Chief Medical Information Officer of The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “The adoption of the Cureatr app demonstrates our commitment to using new health-information technology to improve quality and coordination of care. “
“We are proud that its creator is one of us, a physician who trained as a resident in our hospital,” said Leonard Achan, Chief Communications Officer for The Mount Sinai Medical Center. “Mount Sinai fosters a culture of innovation and is home to many creative and entrepreneurial clinicians and researchers.”
The cloud-based mobile app, designed for use with iPhones, Androids, tablets and other hand-held devices, employs a special HIPAA-secure group text messaging system that improves communication between team members who coordinate care of patients with complex medical conditions.
Dr. Mayer co-founded Cureatr in 2011 with Alex Khomenko, the former Director of Engineering at 23andMe. Dr. Mayer and Mr. Khomenko now serve as Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer, respectively. Dr. Mayer acknowledged many individuals at Mount Sinai for their support, including Darrow and Achan, as well as Mark A. Callahan, MD, CEO of Mount Sinai Care, LLC (Mount Sinai’s ACO); Kumar Chatani, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer; Mark DeLaney, Vice President, Information Technology; Erin S. DuPree, MD, Chief Medical Officer; Dr. Wayne Goodman, MD, Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Ronald Rieder, MD, a
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