American TeleCare Adds Ilene M. Leister, R.N., M.S.N. to its Management Team as Senior Director, Clinical Implementation

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American TeleCare (ATI), the Leader in Telehealth Technology-Enabled Solutions, Continues to Grow and Strengthen its Management Team

American TeleCare is on the forefront of fulfilling the Institute of Medicine's vision of delivering care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable

American TeleCare (ATI) announced that it has selected Ilene M. Leister, R.N., M.S.N. to serve in the new position of senior director, clinical implementation. ATI is the leader in the development and application of intelligent monitoring and video-based telehealth solutions to advance patient care. Leister is responsible for developing multi-disciplinary care teams and supporting them in the implementation of telehealth-enabled care delivery for patients with the most complex and costly conditions.

"We are directing our efforts to re-design care systems so that patients consistently access the right care delivered with the right expertise and the right resources at the right time," said Randall Moore, M.D., M.B.A., chairman and chief executive officer, American TeleCare (ATI). "Ilene's management experience and keen understanding of integrated delivery systems enable her to work in partnership with our customers to move forward with new models of telehealth-supported direct care for patients with highly complex and costly medical conditions."

"American TeleCare is on the forefront of fulfilling the Institute of Medicine's vision of delivering care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient and equitable," said Leister. "ATI is effective because the company is very much in touch with the realities of health care delivery. ATI provides realistic solutions and supports them with telehealth technology that leads the industry."

Before coming to ATI, Leister worked for more than 20 years with Park Nicollet Health Services, an integrated care system based in St. Louis Park, Minn. She served as director of employee occupational health and safety for Park Nicollet and directed Occupational HealthSystem Minnesota, which serves 3,000 businesses across the nation. As general manager, health care products, she managed and grew Park Nicollet's nationally recognized "patient-take-home" products division from 2000 to 2008. Leister's clinical experience includes nursing in the emergency department and as a diabetes specialist at Methodist Hospital, Memphis, Tenn. and serving as director and nurse practitioner, employee health services, Baptist Medical Center, Jacksonville, Fla.

Leister holds a bachelor's of science degree in nursing from Mankato State University, Mankato, Minn. and earned a master's of science in community and family health from the University of Tennessee-Memphis.

About American TeleCare
Founded in 1993, American TeleCare (ATI) is the pioneer of intelligent monitoring and video-based telehealth technology. With proven experience in clinical process re-engineering, ATI works with leading healthcare organizations to put their patients at the center of care teams and supports them with best-in-class solutions. ATI systems connect continuous healing relationships and deliver essential information for clinical and self care. Ongoing monitoring and constant care of patients at home keeps them connected to clinical expertise and prevents acute events. The results: 100-200 percent increases in provider productivity and 65-95 percent reductions in emergency room and inpatient costs -- achieved as care teams help physicians watch over, improve and maintain their patients' health. For more information, visit http://www.americantelecare.com. Then call 800-323-6667.

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