SOURCE: Healthsense

November 07, 2013 10:00 ET

Healthsense Appoints Charles Fazio, M.D., to Chief Medical Officer

MENDOTA HEIGHTS, MN--(Marketwired - Nov 7, 2013) - Healthsense, Inc., a leading provider of aging services technologies, announced today the appointment of Charles J. Fazio, M.D., M.S., to the newly created position of Chief Medical Officer. In this role, Dr. Fazio is responsible for representing the company's clinical capabilities, evaluating and translating clinical trends in the healthcare landscape and ensuring the efficacy of Healthsense products in the advancement of technology-enabled care.

"The addition of a Chief Medical Officer is unique for our industry. It demonstrates the importance Healthsense places on adhering to clinical standards and evidence-based medicine which allows our remote monitoring technologies to enable seniors to safely and securely age in place," said A.R. Weiler, President and CEO, Healthsense. "With his 35 years of clinical and administrative experience and dedication to helping individuals and communities explore how to be healthier, Dr. Fazio is the perfect individual to help us fulfill our mission in senior care."

Prior to joining Healthsense, Dr. Fazio consulted with a variety of employers, provider organizations, accountable care organizations and health plans regarding workplace health and care delivery and funding. Most recently, Dr. Fazio served as Chief Medical Officer and Senior Vice President of Medica Health Plans. Past positions also include Medical Director at the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement, Medical Director of the Central Minnesota Group Health Plan and emergency physician with St. Cloud Hospital and St. Joseph's Medical Center, where he was also a quality improvement consultant.

"Healthsense has a great reputation as an innovative leader in the technology-enabled care space for seniors," said Dr. Fazio. "I am looking forward to contributing my knowledge toward helping create a more effective, efficient and safe healthcare system to the groundbreaking work in the field of remote monitoring that is underway at the company."

Certified by the American Board of Medical Management, Dr. Fazio served on the Minnesota State Task Force on Health Care Reform and co-chaired the Minnesota State Work Group on Provider Peer Group Measurement. He is board-eligible in Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Dr. Fazio holds a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Georgetown University, where he earned his Doctor of Medicine, followed by an internship with the Central Texas Medical Foundation. He earned a Master of Science in Administrative Medicine from the University of Wisconsin.

About Healthsense, Inc.
Healthsense, the fastest growing provider of aging services technology, provides technology-enabled care solutions for the entire senior care continuum. With a full range of remote monitoring, emergency response, and wellness management solutions, Healthsense helps senior care providers, managed care and accountable care organizations reduce costs, increase independence, and enhance caregiver and senior experiences. Built on a wireless platform, Healthsense products are scalable and enable flexible technology-enabled care designs that help communities deliver the highest quality of care. Visit www.healthsense.com for more information.

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