Shift Alerts Appoints New CEO and CIO

Shift Alerts has announced an expansion to its executive management team.

Deborah Schmidt has accepted appointment by the Board of Directors as Chief Executive Officer, with Leo Godreault accepting as Chief Information Officer.

Schmidt is a seasoned nursing executive with experience spanning across the continuum of care as a specialist in Electronic Health Records from implementation, to architecture and product management in home care, and telemedicine. She is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and A+ technician, with certifications in Clinical Research as a Clinical Research Associate.

“The Shift Alerts technology is quite impressive, the traction is there with momentum only increasing, and same with excitement from the clinical community. The product strategy has been to combine clinical expertise with smart design and exceptional UX, and it’s working,” says Schmidt.

Godreault’s experience includes placing first at the 2012 eHealth Conference Apps Challenge in Vancouver and second at 2011 Apps for Health in Hamilton, Ontario, with SmartMED, a smartphone medication reminder application that alerts users about when and how to take their medication while recording their adherence for later review.

“Building a talented and driven management team is the key to successfully executing on the aforementioned,” says Shift Alerts founder Lidia Sienkowska.

Shift Alerts is currently raising an investment round “to accommodate secured clinical deployments, further research and development, and team expansion.” Shift Alerts is also currently competing in the Ontario Telehealth Network Design Challenge to produce a new tool for at home care management specifically for Ontario’s aging population. The Design Challenge is being hosted at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto by Hacking Health.