SAN DIEGO (August 24, 2009) -- Awarepoint Corporation, a provider of real-time location system (RTLS)
solutions, today announced that Dr. Dennis O'Leary has joined the company as chief strategy officer. In this role,
O'Leary will assist Jason Howe, chief executive officer, with creating, communicating, executing, and sustaining
strategic initiatives within Awarepoint. Prior to joining Awarepoint, O'Leary served
a 21-year tenure as President of The Joint Commission. During that time, O'Leary
led the successful transformation of its accreditation process to focus on actual
organization performance in the provision of patient care. He is now President
Emeritus of The Joint Commission.
Prior to his time at The Joint Commission, O'Leary served as Dean for Clinical
Affairs at the George Washington University Medical Center in Washington, D.C.
and Vice President of the George Washington University Health Plan. At George
Washington, he achieved the faculty rank of Professor of Medicine and served as
Medical Director of the University Hospital. O'Leary has been active in a variety of
professional activities. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National
Academy of Sciences and served as a member of the board of directors of the
National Quality Forum and as a member of the National Advisory Council of the
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. In 2000, he was identified by
Modern Healthcare as "one of the 25 most influential leaders in health care".
O'Leary earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College,
New York, NY and his bachelor's degree from Harvard College, Cambridge, MA.
Awarepoint is growing its health care vision to a new generation of connected health solutions and is actively building
an ecosystem of partners that will enable it to expand its location-aware technologies for use in a wider range of
applications and service offerings.
"My priority at Awarepoint is to help identify next generation opportunities that address every aspect of the ‘health
care value equation' - quality of care, cost reduction, revenue enhancement and risk reduction," said O'Leary. "It is
my intent to explore applications of Awarepoint's sophisticated enterprise-wide RTLS technology that goes beyond its
current capabilities and effectively helps to fix broken health care processes."
"Dr. O'Leary is much admired and one of the most influential thought leaders in health care. His extensive
background in developing health care quality and patient safety improvement strategies, and his view of RTLS,
and specifically Awarepoint as one of those priority strategies open great opportunities for Awarepoint
to positively impact the value of health care. In addition, his broad organization management experience lends
added depth to our leadership team. I am so honored to be working alongside one of today's heroes in
healthcare," said Awarepoint's chief executive officer Jason Howe.
Dr. Dennis O'Leary President Emeritus, The Joint Commission Chief Strategy Officer, Awarepoint
Dr. Dennis O'Leary
President Emeritus, The Joint Commission
Chief Strategy Officer, Awarepoint
Awarepoint's real time location systems (RTLSs) include its real time awareness platform, firmware, RFID tags,
sensors, and bridges. Awarepoint's technologies collect raw sensor data and transform that data into high-value
positioning information that can be used to add location awareness to a variety of healthcare, manufacturing, security
and other applications. Requiring no hard wiring, Awarepoint's "plug and track" network is a fully managed service,
including hardware, software, remote monitoring and maintenance. The company is headquartered in San Diego,
California and serves hospitals across the United States through a national sales and operations workforce. Track us
down at www.awarepoint.com .
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