We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Voalte Innovator of the Year award goes to Candice Friestad, DNP, MSN, MBA, RN, Director of Clinical Informatics at Avera Health. Candice was present at the fourth annual Voalte User Experience (VUE18) conference at The Westin Sarasota, Florida, to accept the award in front of hundreds of attendees from health systems throughout the country.
In honoring Candice, Trey Lauderdale, Founder and CEO of Voalte, said, “Every year, we recognize a healthcare leader who creatively uses communication technology to enhance care team collaboration, protect patient safety and improve quality of care. I can’t think of anyone who better represents leadership in those areas than Candy.”
Some of the complex clinical communication projects Candice has managed at Avera Health include integrating Voalte Platform with numerous systems, including the electronic medical record, nurse call, patient monitoring and ADT data. Results include expediting receipt of critical lab results, reducing medication administration delays, and reducing length of stay by speeding time to discharge.
Watch the video to hear from Candice’s co-workers on why she deserves to be named “Voalte Innovator of the Year.”
See the press release for more information.