September 20, 2018
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Meet Austin Winberg, our Clinical Outcomes Director. He leads SONIFI Health’s clinical strategy as well as directs the implementation of studies and data collection and assists with reporting and analytics technology.
- Master of Arts in Psychology (MA)
- Health Research
- Clinical Strategy
- Data Analysis
What is your role at SONIFI Health?
As the Director of Clinical Outcomes, I lead SONIFI Health’s corporate clinical strategy. This involves staying aware of factors and policy changes impacting care facilities as well as researching the value and outcomes that SONIFI Health’s technology provides. In addition, I implement study methodologies, data collection, and publications to advance the evidence supporting our technology. I am also actively engaged with the reporting and analytics available with our technologies.
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Spending time with my wife, Jenna, and our two young children. Mountain biking, particularly in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Watching Twins baseball and Notre Dame football.
Tell us a little about your experience working in healthcare/research.
I previously worked with research at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine mainly related to health disparities and birth defects. I also ran the South Dakota State Deaf-Blind program which provides supporting services to children and their families, where the child has combined vision and hearing loss.
How is technology changing clinical care?
We are in an era where patients are now at the center of their care. Technology helps patients to better manage this role, to be their own advocate and receive education on managing their conditions. This creates a focus on the voice of the patient changing how communication between patients and care providers occurs.
Why do clients choose SONIFI Health?
I think clients select SONIFI Health because we understand technology needs the human element to be successful. Our tools are designed with the patient and care provider interaction as the key driver of our technology.
What is your favorite part of your job?
I enjoy the collaborations with innovating hospitals and health systems on new models of care to help make patient lives better.
What do you see as the big challenges facing hospitals and care providers?
One concern is a patient’s access to services based on location, social determinants of health, or through insurance coverage. Solutions mindful of these concerns have the ability to improve patients’ lives and reduce staff burnout.