• We are enabling patients, and their families, to feel comforted by faster response times.
• We are assisting hospitals in their initiatives to make safer environments to promote healing.
• We are helping hospitals improve their HCAHPS scores and improve reimbursements.
Kourtney Govro is the CEO and Founder of Sphere3. After an experience in a hospital with her youngest son, she set out to find a way to make life better for patients and care givers. Kourtney is the Industry leading expert in Nurse Call Design and Point of Care Analytics. Her expertise has been leveraged by a number of hospitals across the United States to improve workflow and deploy best practices. Kourtney has won numerous awards such as Kansas City’s Women Who Mean Business; Business Journal in 2011, 40 Under 40; Commercial Integrators in 2010; Movers and Shakers; NSCA in 2010,Ingrams 25 under 25 and more. Her hard work and dedication not only shows through at the office but also in her commitment to community efforts. Kourtney is also a devoted mother of four, consistent volunteer at her church, and fan to the MLS team Sporting KC.
Kristal Rayson is Sphere3’s® Vice President. Having worked in both clinical and non-clinical roles in hospitals for over 12 years, Kristal is a dedicated team member to the Sphere3® brand since 2009. She is an expert in clinical communication workflow, has extensive knowledge of patient flow, admission/discharge procedures, fall and safety criteria and communication process. She has two healthcare certifications as a Patient Care Technician and Monitor Technician. She received her schooling from Kansas University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Health Administration. Kristal is not only dedicated to her work, she too is dedicated to her two children and husband, spending most of their time at school events and activities!
Chief Technology Officer
Kent Mills is Sphere3’s Chief Technology Officer. Graduating with a Bachelors in Computer Science and Math, Kent has been with Sphere since 2010. His previous work within the IT world has won him a Company Innovation Award from a pool of 50,000 individuals. He has a diverse range of IT experience but has spent 15+ years within the healthcare industry. Prior to joining Sphere3, he was in charge of the design and development of a flagship portal application for physicians, which allowed him to showcase his unique talent in integrating disparate systems. Outside of the office Kent is a big sports fan, spending most of his days off either watching or playing sports.
Blue Pants Specialist
Tanner Cook is the Blue Pants Specialist at Sphere3®. Tanner received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University in 2008. Joining Sphere3® in 2014, Tanner’s work exposure includes being a Critical Care Family Navigator at a level 1 trauma center. This experience has given Tanner the insight to be the ideal Blue Pants representative. At Sphere3®, Tanner’s responsibilities include leading informative and engaging clinical training for both team and individual needs, he also assists in evaluating nurse call data to provide customers with most impactful experience while using Sphere3’s® software Aperum. Beyond his work at Sphere3® he takes time to write music, play with his dogs, and renovate his new house with his wife, Holly.
Lead Technical Consultant
Devon Kerns is the Lead Technical Consultant for Sphere3® since 2013. Devon has been working in the IT field for 20 years in a variety of industries. He has developed customized software and designed computer systems in the medical field for over 10 years. Graduating from the Missouri Western State University, he earned a Bachelor in Computer Science and a Bachelor in Mathematics. At Sphere3® his responsibilities include configuring and reengineering software to fit the needs of the customer. Furthermore he implements data based scripts to support the client’s request. His interest expand outside of Sphere3® where he enjoys reading and spending time with his children.
Kyle Evans has been with Sphere3® since 2013, working as their Software Developer. He attended Truman State University where he studied Computer Science. Kyle’s responsibilities includes development of software tools and processes, contributing to software design and layout, building flash reports, and management of software development and updates. When he isn’t working with Sphere3®, Kyle enjoys spending his time specializing in Indian and gluten free cooking and gaming.
- Aperum® is the bridge that creates the pathway from high level quality goals to tactical activities.
- Aperum® allows for fall prevention strategy by showing risky patient behavior.
- Aperum® accelerates the pace of improvement.
- Aperum® captures the voice of the customer in real-time at the bedside providing caregivers the ability to proactively engage with their patients.
- Nursing leadership knows there are needs across the house. Aperum® provides leadership indicators of high activity which otherwise might not have been know.
- Aperum® provides insight into available accurate workload which allows for better staffing models.
- Aperum® is the enabling technology that converts patient satisfaction goals into actionable information during the patient stay.
- Aperum® creates the opportunity for the caregivers to influence the patient’s perception of care prior to discharge.
- Aperum® converts patient satisfaction goals into daily activities.
We maintain ongoing emphasis on tracking patient safety and satisfaction. Aperum® has provided us with necessary insight into our operations related to nurse call alarms, and we are excited to receive similar value in the analytics Aperum® can offer with physiological alarms and notifications.Derek Shroyer, BSN, RN, CCRN
Kansas City, KS (January, 2016). Sphere3® announces the success of the Blue Pants Program for 2015. All hospitals using both Aperum® and the Blue Pants Program consistently have experienced positive changes in their patient feedback and leadership rounding outcomes. Sphere3® also announces the newly available certification program and has named key team member, Tanner Cook,…
Sphere3® Recognized for leadership in Data Analytics Tools and Solutions, also takes “Best in Show” honors Kansas City, KS (12.09.2015) – Sphere3® announced that is has been recognized by this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, a unique awards program from the publishers of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. Sphere3® received top honors in the “Data…
Sphere3®, May 1, 2015 The Call Light System has been commoditized for several years, but as the CIO emerges from the budget controlling cycles of implementing an EMR they are emerging with a new direction…. What technologies will we need to optimize the investment of the EMR? How will the “Internet of Things” enable more…
Peggy Ward-Smith ∗1 , Lynn Barrett 2 , Kristal Rayson 3 , Kourtney Govro 3 1 School of Nursing and Health Studies, the University of Missouri, Kansas, United States 2 Centerpoint Medical Center, Independence MO, United States 3 Sphere3 Consulting, Kansas City, KS, United States Received: August 5, 2014 …
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