InTouch Health Appoints Gerry Popolow as Vice President of Clinical Services and Account Management
Santa Barbara, CA, April 22, 2009 – InTouch Health®, the world leader in Remote Presence healthcare solutions, announced that Gerry Popolow, RN, MSN, has joined the company to lead its efforts in working with hospital customers to implement Remote Presence (RP) enabled clinical service lines and telehealth networks.
Remote Presence is a next-generation telemedicine technology platform which combines the power of robotics, wireless, and the Internet to enable hospitals and physicians to bring the right care to a patient at the right time. The Company has more than 200 customers using Remote Presence to deliver specialty care services such as stroke, cardiology, trauma, pediatrics, neonatology, behavioral health, translation services, critical care coverage, patient rounds, and surgical/procedure mentoring. From its installed clinical base, InTouch Health has developed a proprietary and growing internal knowledge base of best practice telehealth network implementation processes and operating models.
Ms. Popolow has more than 25 years of healthcare experience in executive management and consulting positions. Ms. Popolow has held leadership positions as Chief Nursing Officer, Vice President of Operations, Vice President of Patient Services, and Vice President of Clinical Operations at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Abington Memorial Hospital, and Computer Motion, Inc (now Intuitive Surgical, Inc.).
“Ms. Popolow is a strategic addition to our team,” commented Dr. Yulun Wang, Chairman and CEO of InTouch Health. “As a veteran healthcare executive, Gerry brings with her a proven track record in clinical operations, service line management, and financial analysis. Her extensive knowledge of healthcare practices will be pivotal in leading the InTouch Health implementation team’s collaboration with customers to develop market leading telehealth networks and healthcare delivery models.”
About InTouch Health
InTouch Health provides Remote Presence telehealth solutions that enable physicians to perform complete and real time consults with hospital patients. Through a single broadband network and computer interface, physicians can access a host of Remote Presence devices to provide and document care into emergency rooms, critical care units, patient wards, and operating rooms. Wherever access to medical expertise is limited, Remote Presence can effectively extend the physician’s reach to manage patient care, thereby removing critical time and distance barriers. With expertise available at a moment’s notice, Remote Presence enables innovative healthcare delivery models leading to improved quality of care, increased patient safety and satisfaction, and increased hospital revenues and savings.
The Company has more than 200 customers using Remote Presence for stroke care networks, multispecialty networks (cardiology, trauma, pediatrics, neonatology, etc.), critical care coverage, patient rounds, and surgical/procedure mentoring.