Dr. Ragusa brings over 15 years of experience in leadership and executive management to Prista’s growth, business development, and strategy[Austin, Texas]
Prista Corporation, an industry leader in clinical intelligence software for healthcare quality-safety improvement, is proud to announce that Peter Ragusa, MD, MPH has joined the executive team as Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer.
“Prista is innovating around patient safety and quality and performance improvement, they have a great product and a great team, and I am very excited to be joining them in their mission to lower costs while improving the quality and safety of care that patients receive,” said Dr. Ragusa.
Dr. Ragusa has over 15 years of experience and expertise in healthcare, executive leadership and strategic planning, building and leading multidisciplinary, high-impact teams, full-cycle product development, federal, state, and local regulatory compliance, facilitating corporate partnerships, successful fundraising, and developing intellectual property.
Prior to joining Prista, Dr. Ragusa was the co-founder and CEO of Better Day™ Health, a clinical documentation automation company. He also held positions at the American Medical Association (AMA) and the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME). Dr. Ragusa is a graduate of Louisiana State University, the University of Minnesota Medical School, and the Yale University School of Public Health.
“Prista is poised for growth, and we will be pursuing an aggressive growth strategy as we come into the new year,” said Dr. Ragusa. As CMO/COO, Dr. Ragusa’s influence will also include other key areas such as cultivating strategic relationships and leading business development.
Don Jarrell, Prista’s President said, “We’re really excited to be bringing Peter on-board as our Chief Medical Officer because he is exactly the right person at the right time to help bring our growth plans for 2020 and beyond to fruition. Peter’s strong experience as a successful founder and CEO of a clinical documentation software company and his business instincts, perspectives, and initiative blend perfectly with the rest of Prista’s Executive Team. This will allow us to rapidly accomplish sales growth, recognition in the marketplace and key relationships with marketing and technology partners.”
About Prista Corporation: Prista’s mission is to help healthcare providers improve performance, both clinically and financially, while creating and sustaining a “Culture of Quality” in their organizations. In other words, Prista helps to facilitate an environment that drives continuous performance improvement in patient care and safety. Prista does this by developing innovative, intuitive, easy-to-use software that goes beyond traditional reporting to provide actionable insights in real-time. Prista’s ActionCue CI platform makes information more readily available, more meaningful, and more actionably insightful for healthcare executives, managers, and clinical staff.
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Don Jarrell has over 35 years of technical and business experience in product management, technology strategy and intellectual property management and licensing. Don is a primary driver of Prista’s vision and mission for the ActionCue Clinical Intelligence application.