BETHESDA, MD--(Marketwired - Jul 1, 2013) - GetWellNetwork®, Inc., the leader in Interactive Patient Care™ (IPC) solutions, today announced that it has named David D. Bennett executive vice president and chief operating officer. Bennett will take the lead operations role, and specifically oversee technology strategy, product development, as well as professional services.
"As our patient engagement platform expands across the care continuum and throughout the communities we serve, Dave's vision and operations experience will contribute greatly to helping our provider partners' transformation into value-based care," said Michael O'Neil, founder and CEO of GetWellNetwork. "His deep knowledge of patient and consumer engagement, digital and mobile technologies, and IT integration will contribute to accelerating our innovation and growth, and serving our clients effectively at scale. Further he has a burning passion about improving the experience for patients, caregivers and providers that fits powerfully into the culture we continue to generate at GetWellNetwork."
"This is an exciting opportunity to join GetWellNetwork," said Bennett. "With such phenomenal growth and the company's strong lead in interactive patient care, I look forward to helping the team build the next cross continuum platform for patient engagement to support leading healthcare providers, and the patients and families they serve."
Bennett brings advanced business and technology development experience, as well as strategic marketing support in the provider setting. Most recently he was executive vice president at Krames StayWell (KSW), a supplier of interactive patient/consumer engagement solutions, consumer health information, and population health management solutions. In his role at KSW, he was responsible for digital content publishing, software development, infrastructure, product strategy and professional services. Since he joined KSW almost five years ago, the company has undergone significant growth. Today KSW products are used in 85% of the health systems and hospitals in the U.S. and touched by over 80 million consumers every year.
Prior to KSW, Bennett was on the provider side of healthcare at Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston, S.C. At MUSC, he ran a unique strategic technology team which supported many key stakeholders both within the Medical Center and University. He worked on multiple future-oriented projects under the direction of the organizations key leadership, which included bringing GetWellNetwork to the organization as an early adopter.
"Over the past ten years, I have worked with Dave both as a client partner at MUSC and a business partner at Krames StayWell," said O'Neil. "We have benefitted from his vision, passion and tireless execution from a distance, and are simply thrilled to welcome him as one of us for the future."
Bennett received his B.S. from the Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, S.C. He also attended The Citadel - The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. In addition, Bennett is a member of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Society of Healthcare Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD) of the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).
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GetWellNetwork, Inc.® provides patient engagement solutions that help healthcare providers engage, educate and empower patients along the care continuum. Our patient-centered platform, delivered across multiple technology platforms including mobile devices, computers and televisions, enables providers to implement a revolutionary care delivery model called Interactive Patient Care™ to improve performance and patient outcomes. The company further extends the value of existing IT investments by integrating seamlessly with electronic medical record and patient portal applications.
GetWellNetwork is recognized by KLAS® as the leader in the Interactive Patient Systems category and exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association. Learn more at www.GetWellNetwork.com.