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Published on March 03, 2015

Saint Mary’s Featured in National Webinar on Patient Safety and Communication

WATERBURY, Conn. (March 3, 2015) ─ Dr. Robert Gumbardo, board-certified radiologist and Chief of Staff, and Tom Calo, Technical Solutions Engineer, IT, will be the featured presenters in a national webinar, “5 Steps to Improving Patient Safety & Clinical Communications with Collaborative-Based Care.”Dr. Robert Gumbardo

Featured speakers also include Christopher MacKay, Chief Nursing Officer for Imprivata, a leading provider of authentication, access management and secure communications solutions for the healthcare industry.

The webinar will be broadcast live on Wednesday, March 4 at 1 p.m. and is geared toward clinical, IT and security leaders. To register, go to

“Efficient communication and collaboration among physicians, nurses and other providers is critical to the coordination and delivery of patient care, especially given the increasingly mobile nature of today’s clinicians and the evolution of the Accountable Care Organization (ACO) Tom Calomodel,” said HIStalk: Healthcare IT News and Opinion, which is sponsoring the webinar with Imprivata. “For healthcare IT and clinical leadership, the ability to satisfy the clinical need for better, faster communication must be balanced with safeguarding Protected Health Information (PHI) to meet compliance and security requirements.”

The webinar is designed to enable care providers to communicate securely while delivering high-quality patient care as they move quickly throughout the hospital, reduce steps in the communication process, and improve response times for clinical callbacks.

Dr. Gumbardo is President of Naugatuck Valley Radiology Associates and has served as Chief of Staff for Saint Mary’s Health System since January 2014. He has been a member of Saint Mary’s Medical Staff since 1985. A graduate of Fairfield University, he received his medical degree from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his internship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in New York, his residency in radiology and a fellowship in CT Scan and Ultrasound at the Hospital of St. Raphael in New Haven.

Tom Calo is a Technical Solutions Engineer for Saint Mary’s Health System with 17 years of experience in IT, primarily in healthcare. His background is in virtualization, server-based computing and mobility.

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