December 2, 2014 – (Plano, Texas) – Cloud 9 Healthcare™, a cloud-based, voice-technology follow-up system for contacting discharged hospital patients most at-risk for readmission, has announced that Dr. Richard Lange has joined the company’s Physicians Advisory Board. This board was formed to support the company’s Cloud 9 Healthcare™ program premarin medication. Dr. Lange, a leading cardiologist, currently serves as founding president of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) at El Paso, and dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.
The Cloud 9 Healthcare Physicians Advisory Board was instituted to serve as a forum for the exchange of ideas between the Cloud 9 Healthcare team and highly regarded physicians across the country. By having access to a wealth of knowledge from this accomplished physicians group, the Cloud 9 team can better tailor its service offering, and can optimize technology based on the most critical follow-up needs of the discharged patients and of the hospitals it serves.
Prior to his current position at TTUHSC, Dr. Lange was vice chairman of medicine and director of educational programs at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center (UTHSC) at San Antonio. There, Lange had oversight of 12 medicine subspecialty divisions. Lange has also served as chief of clinical cardiology at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, where he continues to hold a faculty appointment.
At Johns Hopkins, Lange led the drive to increase research funding by 60 percent to $39.5 million and establish new satellite clinical programs, and spearheaded the effort to raise funds for a new hospital.
Lange obtained his B.S. in biochemistry from the University of North Texas and his M.D. from the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern medical school in Dallas. After completing his internship and residency training at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he returned to UT Southwestern for fellowship training in cardiology. He subsequently joined the faculty there, where he became director of the Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
At UT Southwestern, he served for many years as the Fellowship Program director, held the Jonsson-Rogers Chair in Cardiology and was director of the Bernard and Audrey Rapoport Center for Cardiovascular Research.
He has been president of the Texas American Heart Association Affiliate, and an active and productive clinical investigator publishing more than 300 journal articles and book chapters dealing with ischemic heart disease, valvular heart disease and congenital heart disease in adults.
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