Patient Provider Communications (PPC) is a healthcare technology company developing Eloquence™, the first evidence-based nurse call solution. PPC was formed in early 2009 and is located in Ann Arbor, MI.
Lance Patak, M.D., M.B.A. – Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Patak brings a unique perspective to end user applications and insight on driving efficiencies with innovation across the continuum of care providers having served as a nurse assistant, registered nurse, and physician. Dr. Patak has clear insight on each care provider’s ability to contribute to the patient care process and has invaluable, in-depth and very descript knowledge of where gaps in communication make the greatest impact on the delivery of healthcare. Prior to founding PPC, Dr. Patak founded Vidatak LLC and looks forward to applying his knowledge and experience to PPC, changing the way care providers and patients communicate.
Bryan Traughber, M.D. – Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Traughber has extensive experience as both a clinical and translational researcher with numerous publications in peer reviewed scientific journals in the areas of image guided therapy and information technology. Dr. Traughber is the primary inventor on several patents and also serves as an entrepreneur-in-residence within the Case Western Reserve University community evaluating promising new technologies. He has over ten plus years of research experience at top tier research institutions including the National Institutes of Health, Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, University of Michigan Medical Center, and UCLA Medical Center.
Jon Baugh, M.S.I. – Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Baugh has led software development teams for over 15 years with extensive experience in medical software and devices. Over the last 6 years, he has been engaged in the High-Tech Anthropology® process for product design and development. Mr. Baugh’s team developed a simulation prototype of Eloquence from user assessment testing that resulted in enthusiastic approval from patients and nurses. Mr. Baugh also has experience in leading startups from design concept through fundraising to commercialization. His expertise helps guide decisions in company operations and product development partnerships and collaborations.
William Wilson, BS Accounting and Finance – Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wilson is an extremely skilled CEO/CFO with over 20 years of successful experience in business management. He has managed every aspect of a company with annual revenues exceeding $75 Million. Obtaining financing from various sources he assisted numerous companies to meet their cash flow needs. He started a company in which his investors realized a 4X return on their investment within 4 years. He is an authority in financing, budgeting, revenue projections, fundraising, cash flow management, A/R, A/P, strategic planning, inventory management, purchasing, pricing, merger and acquisitions, process engineering and automation.