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Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH

Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH Founder and CEO As both a practitioner of telemedicine and a technology executive, Dr. Sommer understands the importance of creating telemedicine systems that exceed expectations. With a focus on reliability and simplicity, Dr. Sommer’s vision is to deploy Innovator Health technologies so that all Americans have access to the highest level of care. Dr. Sommer received his Doctor of Osteopathic degree and holds a Master’s in Public Health from Nova Southeastern University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Sommer also has more than 20 years of military service and two combat deployments in support of the Global War on Terrorism. It was his work in these austere environments that generated his passion for telemedicine. Dr. Sommer went on to earn his Master’s in Business Administration from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and he is a Health Policy Fellow of the American Osteopathic Association.
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5 Benefits of Telehealth Services for Patients and Providers

Posted by Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH on May 30, 2019 12:51:02 PM

Change is coming to health care.

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Topics: telemedicine, telehealth

Solving Hospital to Hospital Transfers in Healthcare Today

Posted by Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH on May 17, 2019 9:47:23 AM

Hospital to hospital transfers are a significant source of growth and revenue for many health systems.

It is estimated that an average of 3.5% of all hospital inpatient admissions come from interhospital transfers, with larger facilities having a significantly higher proportion of transfers accounting for their total admissions.[1]

However, the interfacility transfer is still a fragmented process that can lead to medical errors and even death. Finding safer ways to receive transfers from other hospitals can improve patient care, decrease costs and increase patient and physician satisfaction.

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Topics: telemedicine, telehealth, teletransfers

The Guide to Telemedicine Benefits

Posted by Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH on May 1, 2019 3:49:26 PM

Healthcare and medicine are at crossroads.

There are challenges facing the industry – an aging population in need of greater care, demands for lower cost treatment options, and a lack of specialists and doctors especially in rural areas. Healthcare leaders are looking for solutions, and not more complications.

That’s where tools like telemedicine and telehealth can help. In this article, we’ll look at how forward-thinking leaders in healthcare are leveraging telehealth and telemedicine to overcome challenges and deliver benefits for patients, providers while growing their business.

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Topics: telemedicine

Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas Fully Supports Innovator Health

Posted by Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH on Aug 31, 2018 12:59:42 PM

Governor Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, visited the NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine at Arkansas State University on May 1st, 2018 to hold a town hall meeting and tour the two year old medical campus. While on his tour, Governor Hutchinson spent some time learning about the telemedicine curriculum and technology being used to train the 1st and 2nd year medical students.

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Topics: telemedicine

Can Telemedicine be a Revenue Driver for Your Community Hospital?

Posted by Dr. Darren J. Sommer DO, MBA, MPH on Jan 9, 2018 12:25:23 PM

To save you the time of having to read anymore, the simple answer is yes. However, if you want to learn how, I encourage you to keep reading.

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Topics: telemedicine, revenue

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