Skylight Healthcare Systems Appoints New Chief Clinical Officer
Skylight Healthcare SystemsTara PlappertOffice: 858.523.3794
today announced that Lisa Romano, R.N., M.S.N. has joined the company as chief clinical officer. As CCO, Romano will guide product development efforts and work closely with clients to support effective and quality care.
Romano brings more than 25 years of combined experience in clinical practice and business to Skylight Healthcare. Prior to joining Skylight, Romano served as chief nursing officer for TeleTracking Technologies where she helped clients to achieve positive patient flow outcomes, avoid duplicate entry of information, maximize software functionality, and ensure culture change. She also served as director of TeleTracking's Avanti Division, which provides patient flow process redesign services to hospitals.
“Lisa brings extensive clinical and technical knowledge to Skylight and shares our vision of how the convergence of healthcare technology and clinical care support effective patient engagement and help create healthier communities,” said Tom Klopack, CEO for Skylight Healthcare Systems. “I am pleased to have her join Skylight.”
Prior to TeleTracking, Romano spent 20 years as a nurse and hospital administrator at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network in Allentown, Penn. where she was responsible for patient placement, patient transfer, quality and patient satisfaction initiatives. She has also written extensively on the topic of patient throughput and will bring her expertise to the clinical and client services team at Skylight Healthcare.
“I am excited to join such a progressive and innovative healthcare technology company,” Romano mentioned. “The healthcare environment is changing to focus on population management and patient engagement is one of the key elements that will help hospitals succeed. I am excited to be a part of it.”
For more than a decade, San Diego-based Skylight® Healthcare Systems has been transforming the patient experience throughout the continuum of care. From pre-admission through post-discharge, Skylight CareNavigator™, the company’s innovative interactive patient care system, uses common communication devices including televisions, computers, and mobile devices to address patient and family needs in health education, services and communication with physicians and care teams. Hospitals subsequently experience improved HCAHPS, reduced readmissions, greater clinical efficiencies and increased reimbursements. Together with Skylight’s account management and clinical consulting teams, hospitals, health systems and Accountable Care Organizations deploy CareNavigator™ to manage populations, increase patient satisfaction and achieve meaningful use. CareNavigator also integrates with existing hospital systems to streamline clinical workflow, improve operational efficiencies, and enhance revenue through additional service offerings including pharmacy and retail. For more information about Skylight’s tools and impact on the patient experience, visit .