23 Mar

HIStalk interviews CEO Matt Sappern

Matthew Sappern is PeriGen's Chief Executive Officer“The Safest Place to
Have a Baby”

PeriGen CEO Matt Sappern shares an anecdote about his time at this year’s HIMMS conference.  Seems that a client CIO made quite an impression on those manning the booth of a major EHR vendor when he proclaimed that PeriGen was helping make his hospital be the safest place to have a baby.

Matt closes the interview with another great story about a cesarean avoided through PeriCALM’s power of delivering the right information in real-time at the bedside

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11 Dec

Painting the future of OB

by Matthew Sappern, Chief Executive Officer

If you’re changing the world, you’re working on important things. You’re excited to get up in the morning. – Larry Page, ex-CEO of Google

PeriGen is painting the future of OB

I hope this edition of PeriNews finds you well.

Few and far between are the individuals like Larry Page, quoted above, who possess the relentless internal motor, intellect, confidence, and sheer moxie to single handedly drive high degrees of change.

As a motivated, inquisitive but mere mortal by comparison, I like to work with others to identify areas of real need and approaches to meeting them.  I’d like to think that Larry and I will end up in the same place — changing the world — but that my party has more people!

When meeting with health systems, I am often asked “Why is PeriGen different from the other fetal surveillance vendors?”  It is an easy answer.  Continuing innovation and clinical improvement is central to our culture.  We maintain medical staff.  We maintain research staff.  We continually interact with our clients to look for new avenues where technology can help inform clinicians.

Proof of this was very evident during PeriGen’s recent OB 3.0 Leadership Conference. This tight-knit event brought together some really bright obstetric leaders, a handful of experienced labor & delivery clinicians, a few technology wizards, and a leading malpractice attorney to define the current challenges facing obstetrics today and their potential solutions.

The outcome of our discussions went well beyond the usual healthcare platitudes. We outlined our most pressing unmet needs and the characteristics of their potential solutions along with the scope of what we’ll need to do to make them happen.  Look for the eBook soon.

Work worth doing indeed.

22 Jul

Healthcare Innovation: Matt Sappern at Health:Further

Matthew Sappern, PeriGen's CEO, is a healthcare innovation visionaryWe’re very proud that Matt Sappern, our Chief Executive Officer, has been invited to speak at Health:Further.  This annual conference brings together technology innovators  with industry leaders delivering quality care to highlight healthcare innovation and improve business models and technology solutions.

Matt has long been a major advocate for using technological innovation to solve clinical challenges.  Since joining PeriGen, he has refined the company’s focus on expanding PeriCALM’s decision-support features, including the development and recent launch of PeriCALM CheckList.  This innovation helps hospital labor & delivery clinicians to leverage the power of patient safety checklists more easily and consistently.

His experience with Allscripts, Eclipsys, and WebMD have supplied Matt with a broad perspective of where healthcare has been and its foundational values.  His ongoing interaction with today’s technology innovators and leading providers has fueled his vision of a world that uses clinical realities and solid research to inform the development of healthcare innovations that improve clinical outcomes, productivity, and risk management.

Click to see more of Matt’s achievements…

About Health:Further and Healthcare Innovation

This year’s Health:Further Conference is scheduled for August 19-20 at the Omni Nashville Hotel.  Organized by Jumpstart Foundry, the agenda includes discussions on healthcare policy, the current state of ACOs and value-based payment models, the use of big data, payor innovations, consumer-driven healthcare, automation & robotics, interoperability, and more.  Featured speakers include Dr. Jonathan Perlin, President of Clinical Services & Chief Medical Officer at HCA Healthcare, Congressman Jim Cooper of Tennessee, Michael Burcham of Narus Health, and Dawn Rudolph, Chief Experience Officer for Saint Thomas Health, among others.