I’ve said it before, but I have to reiterate once more that we have the most amazing customers. Voalte customers lead the industry in deploying communication and collaboration technologies that not only improve care team coordination today but also build a foundation for tomorrow’s value-based care models.
This week at VUE17, our third annual Voalte User Experience conference, I’m more impressed than ever by the work our customers are doing in their own hospitals, and I’m grateful for their willingness to share that success with their peers from hospitals throughout the country. Every year at VUE, I have the honor of recognizing one of our customers for their leadership.
The Voalte Innovator of the Year Award recognizes a healthcare leader who is using technology in creative ways to enhance patient safety, enable high-quality patient outcomes and improve caregiver productivity. This year, I’m pleased to present the 2017 Voalte Innovator of the Year Award to Patrick Duffy, Sr. Director of Communication Technologies & Infrastructure Services at University of Iowa Health Care.
As one of our first big customers and one of our largest smartphone deployments to date, University of Iowa Health Care has pushed us from a scalability perspective, and has worked collaboratively with us to develop the best solutions for care team collaboration. Pat has played an instrumental role at UIHC, ensuring clinicians are equipped with the tools that work best for them, with technologies that integrate with existing systems and scale into the future.
“Pat and his team have been very successful in identifying, deploying and supporting technologies that enable communication across all aspects of our connected care delivery model,” according to Lee Carmen, Associate VP of Information Systems and CIO of University of Iowa Health Care.
As Voalte continues to develop innovative solutions and features that improve patient care, we are grateful for the collaborative relationships we’ve formed with Pat and many others who play an instrumental role in moving the emerging healthcare communication industry forward.
Trey Lauderdale is Founder and CEO of Voalte.