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Simply Connect Adds John Nguyen to Focus on Senior Housing Market

MINNETONKA, MN, and NORFOLK, VA–Simply Connect has recently added John Nguyen to their executive team as senior vice president of business development. Nguyen brings over 25 years of sales management, marketing, networking and business operations experience to the Twin Cities-based company.

Simply Connect is a comprehensive care management platform for patients utilizing community-based service providers, to make a large-scale positive impact that optimizes quality of life and improves outcomes. Simply Connect effectively facilitates communication with a multidisciplinary and multidimensional team, risk identification and access to services.

Nguyen joins Simply Connect from Brookdale Senior Living where he most recently was the divisional director of business development for the south east division. In that role, he oversaw 17 field business development directors whose coverage area spanned over 250 senior living communities with over 20,000 apartments. Prior to joining Brookdale Senior Living, Nguyen served as the regional remarketing director for enterprise Rent-A-Car in Long Island.

“We are thrilled to have John join the Simply Connect team,” said Simply Connect CEO Craig Patnode.  “His experience in developing high-level collaborations and partnerships will allow us to grow our Personal Health Record (PHR) and Care Team Management services. His knowledge of the senior housing industry along with his experience as a business owner provides us with a unique and beneficial view of the opportunities for Simply Connect to grow.”

Nguyen and Simply Connect will transform the communication and collaboration of care teams, pharmacies, and access to health information throughout the Senior Living industry. Simply Connect’s Personal Health Record (PHR) technology allows senior living operators to build a complete picture of a resident’s health and allow staff, providers and natural supports to receive and respond to tailored role-based encounter alerts in real-time. Additionally, increased engagement from pharmacists will facilitate better outcomes and proactive interventions with medications, reducing emergency utilization and elevating resident satisfaction.

When asked about his new position, Nguyen said, “I am very excited to take on this new challenge with Simply Connect because I truly believe in their mission and in their service solutions; I feel that my new role will allow me great opportunities to make a lot of positive impact across a much broader scope of the Healthcare and Senior Living industries.”

Simply Connect is a comprehensive care management solution that combines technology and services to optimize patient health and keep them in the most independent setting possible. The solution makes patient data accessible to each patient and their care team via a secure, mobile Personal Health Record (PHR) to streamline communication, prevent expensive emergency utilization and improve the quality of care. Services enable organizations across states to provide patients with medication therapy services, genomics testing, non-emergency medical transportation, TeleHeath services and more that improve outcomes and reduce the overall cost of care.