Sphere3® hires Chief Nurse Executive, Kathleen Harmon, MS, RN, CENP

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Sphere3® hires Chief Nurse Executive, Kathleen Harmon, MS, RN, CENP

Kansas City, MO (07.24.17) – Sphere3® announces the addition of Chief Nurse Executive, Kathleen Harmon. Kathleen joins Sphere3® with more than 30 years of clinical and systems implementation experience including 20 years, serving in a variety of care delivery and leadership roles, with Trinity Health, Livonia, Michigan. Over the past 7 years, Kathleen served as the Chief Nurse Executive for Burwood Group, Chicago, IL. Kathleen is well recognized in the healthcare industry as a clinical thought leader, speaker, researcher and author in addition to her consulting activities. She has her nursing degree from Finlandia University and her Masters in Organizational Leadership and Administration from Concordia University. She is certified in executive nursing practice through the American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE).

“I believe I have a calling to ensure healthcare technology supports and enables caregivers to be at their best, limiting fragmentation and disruption in the care environment, all while empowering patients to be active participants in their care. What I appreciate most about Sphere3® is their holistic view of people, process, and technology to utilize data in a unique way that provides meaningful information at the point of care and beyond. I believe Sphere3® is a real game changer for nurses and provides a solid foundation for the next generation of clinical practice. I’m elated to be a part of the team. “ — Kathleen Harmon

Kathleen has worked in partnership with over 100 hospitals leading enterprise-wide implementations in clinical communication and collaboration. Her unique understanding of the technologies including nurse call, interactive patient systems, and alarm safety event management software coupled with her expertise in training and change management as well as facility design has enabled healthcare organizations to have a care environment that supports caregivers and enables best practice care delivery. Kathleen is uniquely focused on clinical outcomes and how patient generated data can enhance the patient experience.

“We are thrilled to add Kathleen Harmon to our team as our new Chief Nurse Executive! She brings a unique mix of clinical knowledge aligned with technology understanding that is unsurpassed in this industry.” Said Kourtney Govro, CEO of Sphere3® “Our clients will benefit greatly from her experience and perspective.”

Sphere3®, a Gartner “Cool Vendor in Healthcare Providers” in 2015, offers Aperum®, patented patient experience management platform that integrates both the patient’s perception at the point of care and their behaviors in a mobilized analytics platform. Aperum®, which means to reveal, translates patient generated data from nurse call light, patient beds, cardiac monitoring, and sensor/ location technologies into information to empower hospitals to better manage care in real time. It provides insights into caregiver workload management, patient satisfaction, and patient safety indicators.

For additional information regarding this topic or to schedule an interview please call Karla Norton at Info@sphere3consulting.com.

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