CRG Medical, Inc. Appoints New Chief Strategy Officer Jim Fasone to Enhance Distribution Platform for KBCore and the Purple Button

CRG Medical, May 22, 2015

Houston, TX– CRG Medical (CRG) announced today that Jim Fasone has been named Chief Strategy Officer (CSO). In this newly created role, he will develop new market strategies and partnering arrangements to continue the growth of CRG. As a nationally recognized leader in providing tools to improve patient outcomes, CRG Medical’s KBCore™ Suite provides an innovative framework that captures, analyzes and integrates strategic patient safety information so healthcare facilities can review the data, create new knowledge, and continually make improvements in processes.

“We’ve had increased demand for our solutions as hospitals move toward meeting the ONC’s mandate to send, receive, find, and use a common clinical data set to improve health and healthcare quality by the end of 2017. I am very proud of the advancements CRG has made since its inception, including the creation of the award winning mobile application, the “Purple Button”. By bringing on a new CSO with proven brand building, sales, and market segmentation skills, we are making the right move to expand our quality improvement tools to more healthcare organizations on a broader scale,” said Douglas Dotan, President and CEO.

A recent report from the Office of the Inspector General at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and a sentinel alert from the Joint Commission issued in succession findings signify vast room for improvement on the quality of care and patient safety front. "Many adverse events that were identified through OIG work were preventable," OIG writes. "This finding confirms the need and opportunity for hospitals to significantly reduce the incidence of events, and AHRQ and CMS share the responsibility for addressing this issue." Despite quality improvements efforts since the 1999 Institute of Medicine’s report, “To Err is Human” which estimated 100,000 preventable deaths per year, medical errors now count as the No. 3 cause of death – third only to heart disease and cancer – now claiming 400,000 each year.

“As healthcare systems move toward mandated protocols surrounding quality and pay for performance methodologies, they must seek out appropriate tools to increase quality and lower costs.” said Jim Fasone, CSO for CRG. “I am truly excited to assist CRG in implementing specific strategies that will bring sustainable cost reductions and improved outcomes to leading hospitals and healthcare providers around the country.”

About CRG Medical

CRG Medical, a Houston, TX based healthcare information technology company, is the developer of the KBCore™ mobile technology using InterSystems HealthShare platform to integrate between disparate systems. KBCore is a proactive patient safety early warning system utilized by caregivers to document detected hazards and capture near-misses and unsafe conditions. Mobile devices are preloaded with the AHRQ Version 1.2 Common Formats “Purple Button” Patient Safety App. KBCore™ operates strategically and interoperably with most Electronic Health Record (EHR) systems and transfers patient safety data from the bedside to the board room in close to real time.

To find additional information on CRG Medical and the Purple Button, go to www.kbco.re


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