Stratasan has hired Kyle C. Skiera to serve as a business development executive and as a clinical and operations specialist.
Skiera (pictured) brings to the Nashville-based company experience in health care analytics, patient satisfaction measures and strategic business development.
Prior to joining Stratasan, Skiera worked with iVantage Health Analytics and Press Ganey Associates (via the acquisition of Data Advantage, LLC), serving as a development executive and business analyst. He played a key role in the development and marketing of two of health care’s newest ratings indexes: The Hospital Value Index and The Hospital Strength Index.
Skiera is a graduate of Samford University, where he majored in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing.
Relatedly, Stratasan has added Ginna Durard as a health analyst.
The latest issue of Healthcare IT News features insights from some local players — including Stratasan's Jason Moore — on states' performance in providing meaningful data to health care organizations.
“Some states do a much better job than others,” said Jason Moore, president of Nashville-based Stratasan. “Florida is one of the best in the nation in providing hospital discharge data that’s timely, comprehensive and reasonably priced. And Virginia will likely be the first state to release first quarter 2012 discharge data. But the quality and timeliness of the data varies widely from state to state.”
Also quoted in the issue is HealthStream's Mollie Condra, who speaks about IT's enabling huge leaps forward in surgery simulations.
“There are now simulation mannequins that actually sweat, bleed and talk,” said Mollie Condra, associate vice president of Nashville-based HealthStream. “We partner with Laerdal Medical, the Norwegian-based global leader in mannequin design. Our SimCenter family of products provides software ‘scenarios’ that can be downloaded into the mannequins, plus software to help manage the complex logistics of scheduling and certification.”
Acoording to an announcement yesterday afternoon, analytics outfit Stratasan put in a good showing for Nashville at the 2012 Health Datapalooza.
Stratasan was recognized as one of the top three new data applications at this year's Health Datapalooza Apps Demo Competition, part of the Health Data Initiative Forum - Health Datapalooza.
The 2012 Health Datapalooza was hosted by U.S. Federal Government Chief Technology Officer, Todd Park, and the Community Health Data Initiative. The event featured an "American Idol"-style competition in which Stratasan was chosen, along with 16 other companies, from more than 240 applicants, to demonstrate their product on stage. Each product demonstration was then judged by a panel of 70 health and healthcare professionals. The event featured applications and tools targeting consumers and patients, providers and payers, or public health and communities.