Sharon L. Anderson, RN, MS, FACHE, is the Chief Virtual Health Officer and was the first president of CareVio, ChristianaCare's award-winning population health program.
Under her leadership, ChristianaCare has achieved national recognition related to several patient safety and quality initiatives, including the Joint Commission’s prestigious Ernest A. Codman Award and Top rankings in Leapfrog’s Hospital Safety Score.
Begun in 2012, the innovative CareVio population health program monitors chronic disease patients at home with the use of audio, video, secure texting and biometric devices. It uses a prediction analytics engine to enable the care management team to effectively coordinate care, identify at-risk populations and prevent the need for hospitalizations and emergency department visits through preventive care and home care. CareVio features a multidisciplinary team that includes nurses, social workers, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and care coordinators who work as care managers for patients in partnership with community providers.
CareVio is responsible for the care management services of more than 110,000 lives through state and private contracts. In 2017 the program earned the John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award, the nation’s preeminent recognition for quality and safety in health care. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, CareVio has monitored more than 10,000 patients, with nearly 5,000 video visits and 900,000 follow-up text messages.
Anderson now leads the ChristianaCare Center for Virtual Health, which provides comprehensive virtual care services.
Areas of Expertise (3)
Virtual Health Care
University of Delaware: BSN, RN, Nursing
New School of Social Research: MS, Health Services Administration
Media Appearances (4)
ChristianaCare service gives employers workplace confidence
Delaware Business Times online
When the COVID-19 virus began to spread rapidly in the United States and more suspected cases were showing up at hospitals, Sharon Anderson knew that her program, CareVio, was going to be repurposed.
No silver bullet: LabCorp and Quest hawk return-to-work COVID-19 tests but employers not rushing in
HR Dive online
As states reopen their economies and loosen coronavirus restrictions on businesses, employers are looking for safe and cost-effective ways to have their employees return to work this summer and into the fall.
ChristianaCare develops COVID-19 symptom monitoring, testing program for businesses and employers
Cancer Letter online
ChristianaCare has developed a virtual telehealth service that provides daily monitoring of employees for COVID-19 symptoms, testing, and care for employees who test positive.
Local Health Care Company Helps Employees Safely Return to Work Amid Coronavirus Pandemic
WCAU NBC 10 (Philadelphia) tv
As more and more people return to their offices, a local health care company is helping to make sure they don’t bring COVID-19 with them. NBC10’s Tim Furlong explains.
External Service & Affiliations (1)
- Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives