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FierceHealthcare Innovation Awards Announces Finalists, QPID Health Recognized

QPID Health Recognized by Distinguished Panel of Healthcare CIOs

Boston – November 25, 2014 – QPID Health announced today that is has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Healthcare Edition, an awards program from the publisher of FierceHealthIT, FierceHealthcare, and FierceMobileHealthcare. The Company’s Q-Guide product is recognized as a finalist in the category of Clinical Information Management. Finalists were selected by a distinguished panel of CIOs from renowned U.S. hospitals and healthcare systems, including Allina Health, Rush University Medical Center, Mayo Clinic and JFK Health System. A complete list of judges can be found at: https://www.fierceinnovationawards.com/healthcare/2014/judges. The Fierce Innovation Awards recognize pioneering technologies and solutions that will catapult healthcare delivery into new realms. “Our finalists represent the exciting innovation happening in the healthcare industry today,” said Wendy Johnson, FierceMarkets’ healthcare group publisher. “These companies have developed game-changing technologies and solutions that can improve safety, efficiency and patient outcomes.” All applications were evaluated based on the following criteria: quality of care and patient outcomes, care efficiency, financial impact, market validation and overall innovative “fierceness.” Finalists were selected based on calculation of the judges’ scores in each area. Mike Doyle, CEO of QPID Health, comments: “We’re proud to have been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards in the Clinical Information Management category for our product Q-Guide, which we developed in collaboration with Partners HealthCare. Overuse of tests and procedures costs an estimated $46 billion annually here in the U.S. Q-Guide was designed to address that issue. Ensuring appropriate use is important for patient care and is imperative for healthcare providers that are accountable for improving clinical outcomes while reducing care costs. With Q-Guide, we combine best practice guidelines with the patient’s own health information, using our unique ability to pry concepts from structured and unstructured data stored in medical records. To learn more about QPID Health, visit http://dev.qpidhealth.com/ About FierceMarkets FierceMarkets, a wholly owned subsidiary of Questex Media Group, is a leader in B2B emedia, providing information and marketing services in the telecommunications, life sciences, healthcare, IT, energy, government, finance, and retail industries through its portfolio of email newsletters, websites, webinars and live events. Every business day, FierceMarkets’ wide array of publications reaches more than 1.3 million executives in more than 100 countries. Current publications include: Energy: FierceEnergy; FierceSmartGrid; Smart Grid News Healthcare: FierceEMR; FierceHealthcare; FierceHealthFinance; FierceHealthIT; FierceHealthPayer; FierceHealthPayerAnti-Fraud; FierceMedicalImaging; FierceMobileHealthcare; FiercePracticeManagement; Hospital Impact Telecom: FierceWireless; FierceCable; FierceDeveloper; FierceOnlineVideo; FierceTelecom; FierceWirelessTech; FierceWireless:Europe / TelecomsEMEA, Telecom Asia; Life Sciences:FierceBiotech; FierceBiotechIT; FierceBiotech Research; FierceCRO; FierceDiagnostics, FierceDrugDelivery; FierceMedicalDevices; FiercePharma; FiercePharmaMarketing; FiercePharmaManufacturing; FierceVaccines; FierceAnimalHealth Enterprise IT: FierceBigData; FierceCIO; FierceCIO:TechWatch; FierceContentManagement; FierceMobileIT; FierceEnterpriseCommunications; Finance: FierceCFO; FierceFinanceIT; Government: FierceGovernment; FierceGovernmentIT; FierceHomelandSecurity; FierceMobileGovernment; Marketing & Retail: FierceCMO; FierceMobileMarketer; FierceMobileRetail; FierceRetail; and FierceRetailIT. About QPID Health QPID Health’s clinical intelligence software automatically delivers relevant patient information from electronic health records and other data sources into clinical and administrative workflows. QPID extracts patient information from the EHR using natural language processing and machine learning. With QPID, clinicians are more productive, patients benefit from decisions based on their complete health information, and hospitals gain cost efficiencies. The QPID solution was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital and usage spread virally throughout the Partners HealthCare system including to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Faulkner and Newton-Wellesley. QPID Health launched in late 2012 to bring the power of QPID to health systems nationwide. Usage has grown from 4000 to 7000 active users over the past year supporting 3 million clinical encounters. Investors include Cardinal Partners, Matrix Partners, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, New Leaf Venture Partners, and Partners Innovation Fund. Visit www.dev.qpidhealth.com for more information. Media Contact: Ceara O’Sullivan NextStep Communications ceara@nextstepcomms.com (315) 567-2528

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HealthLeaders Media: Transforming Decision Support and Reporting

HealthLeaders Media, Nov. 13, 2014 Scott Mace The next generation of decision-support technology leverages natural language processing (NLP) and continues to evolve by scouring unstructured text and presenting evidence-based medicine to providers in new, accessible, and interesting ways. In two of the latest examples, clinicians themselves contribute via a growing set of predefined queries, as evidenced by Partner HealthCare’s use of QPID, a queriable patient inference dossier technology recently spun out into its own Boston-based company; as well as threaded, Facebook-like conversations behind the firewall, as epitomized by the Mayo Clinic’s recent six-month pilot test of Dabo, a technology developed by a San Francisco–based company in which Mayo has an ongoing investment. The result of both initiatives, executives say, is energized physicians who are helping themselves and each other achieve healthcare’s Triple Aim: improving the patient experience of care, improving the health of populations, and reducing the per capita cost of healthcare. The QPID technology originated when radiologists at Massachusetts General Hospital, a 999-bed teaching hospital in Boston, realized they were wasting too much time hunting through electronic medical records, looking for important information when making decisions, says Greg Pauly, chief operating officer of Massachusetts General Physicians Organization. “Once this bubbled up to management, there were a variety of other potential uses for this kind of technology,” he says. “That’s when we added to the resources to make it available to other departments, such as the ED, GI, and PATA [pre-admission testing area].” Read the full article: HealthLeaders Media, Nov. 13, 2014

Thank You to Our Clinical Staff and Customers

Amy Krane, Marketing

Today we announced that Afik Gal has joined QPID Health as Vice President of Product Innovation. (Read the announcement here.) We are excited to have Afik join us because he has a unique background in innovative solutions for healthcare problems, and medical training and practice.

Afik’s joining the team is indicative of two core principles for QPID Health: our commitment to support the work that clinicians do, and our commitment to growing our clinical team. We have doctors, nurses and other allied health professionals on staff and as part of our ecosystem. They work across the QPID Health organization in account management, customer support, product planning, and content development. They add knowledge and sensibility to what we do.

Clinical knowledge is foundational for QPID. Clinicians love our solutions because they capture and anticipate the thinking processes of clinicians. For example, QPID applies clinical reasoning to surface a whole package of associated patient factors so a caregiver can understand the big picture of a disease or determine the best care pathway.

Clinical sensibility is another core principle. Our clinical colleagues know what it’s like to take care of patients and be responsible for decisions that have such a tremendous impact on the patient herself, her family, her co-workers and her community.

So here’s a big THANK YOU to my colleagues Nurse Pat, Nurse Connie, Nurse Judy, Nurse Diane, Nurse Karen, Doctor Sid, Doctor Mike, Doctor Afik, dieticians Alli and Janine, and dozens of others who are work daily with QPID to keep our clinical foundation strong and growing. Thank you as well to the 1000s of doctors, nurses, and other health professionals who provide direct and implicit feedback by using our products every day.

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QPID Health Appoints Afik Gal as Vice President of Product Innovation

QPID Health Further Strengthens Clinical and Leadership Team

Boston – November 18, 2014 – QPID Health, a leader in clinical intelligence software, today announced that Afik Gal, MD, MBA has joined the Company as VP of Product Innovation. An expert in healthcare analytics, digital health, and data mining, Dr. Gal brings over a decade of experience in healthcare product development and consulting to QPID Health. Dr. Gal’s role will be key in steering the Company’s next generation of products as QPID Health expands across provider, payer and consumer markets. Prior to joining QPID Health, Dr. Gal was with PWC Consulting in the Healthcare Innovation and Healthcare Incubation Lab in Boston, where he advised clients in healthcare, technology, pharmacy, and biotech on strategy and new business. Previously, Dr. Gal founded and led a boutique consulting firm and a healthcare analytics startup company. Dr. Gal holds an MBA from Duke University and an MD from Ben-Gurion University in Israel. “Afik brings a unique background to our leadership team,” said Mike Doyle, QPID Health Chief Executive Officer. “His medical training and clinical experience combined with his expertise in technology design, development, and implementation – as well as healthcare business models – make him an excellent fit for our organization’s next phase of growth.” “Clinicians—including physicians and nurses—are an important part of our team,” explained Doyle. “Our customers benefit from their deep knowledge of the challenges of patient care, as well as their medical subject matter expertise. We employ clinicians in our content development, account management, support and product development functions.” “I’m honored to join QPID Health as VP of product innovation,” says Dr. Gal. “As the healthcare industry becomes more and more data-driven, I see a tangible need for support from technology solutions like QPID. QPID Health has the potential to revolutionize the ways clinicians interact with clinical data at the point-of-care. I look forward to collaborating with the team in place as we work to improve upon the healthcare delivery successes we enable.” About QPID Health QPID Health’s clinical intelligence software automatically delivers relevant patient information from electronic health records and other data sources into clinical and administrative workflows. QPID extracts patient information from the EHR using natural language processing and machine learning. With QPID, clinicians are more productive, patients benefit from decisions based on their complete health information, and hospitals gain cost efficiencies. The QPID solution was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital and usage spread virally throughout the Partners HealthCare system including to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Faulkner and Newton-Wellesley. QPID Health launched in late 2012 to bring the power of QPID to health systems nationwide. Usage has grown from 4000 to 7000 active users over the past year supporting 3 million clinical encounters. Investors include Cardinal Partners, Matrix Partners, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, New Leaf Venture Partners, and Partners Innovation Fund. Visit www.dev.qpidhealth.com for more information. Media Contact: Ceara O’Sullivan NextStep Communications ceara@nextstepcomms.com (315) 567-2528

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mHealth News: Data mining goes mobile

mHealth News, Nov. 11, 2014

Eric Wicklund

The next great mHealth innovation might not be an electronic health record platform, but a product that sits outside the box and pulls out the information that clinicians need at the point of care.

As doctors and nurses grapple with legacy EHRs that are too big and clunky, companies like Boston-based QPID Health are coming into the market with tools that gather unstructured data and give it some substance. They’re capitalizing on reams of data that are coming into the healthcare enterprise from all angles – EHRs, health information exchanges, even home-based platforms and devices – and looking to make it meaningful.

“Most of the records in an EHR are unstructured,” said Mike Doyle, QPID’s CEO, who developed the technology over the past nine years in collaboration with the likes of Partners HealthCare, Brigham and Women’s and Mass. General Hospital before buying the platform from Partners in 2012.

“A lot of that information in the record won’t ever see the light of day, and so the (clinician) is getting an incomplete record when seeing a patient,” Doyle added. “We’re looking to bring meaning to the point of care.”

QPID isn’t the first company to come along promising to translate the EHR into a mobile meaningful tool for doctors and nurses, but it is indicative of the next wave of mHealth evolution. Forget collecting data – that’s been done, and is being done by thousands of different devices and platforms. In fact, many clinicians are finding that they have far more data than they need, and are wasting time sorting through it to locate the nuggets of value.

Read the full article: mHealth News, Nov. 11, 2014

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Silver Hill Hospital Selects QPID Health for Quality Reporting

The Organizations Also Announce Plans to Collaborate on a Behavioral Health Clinical Portal 

Boston – November 12, 2014 – QPID Health, a leader in clinical intelligence software, today announced that Silver Hill Hospital of New Canaan, Connecticut has implemented QPID software to increase the value of their EMR system, providing improved access to individual and aggregated patient information. In addition to improving clinical workflow, Silver Hill is using the QPID Cohort App to reduce the time needed to produce mandated monthly reports related to quality measures from days to hours. The two organizations are also announcing a collaboration to deliver a behavioral health portal. The portal will capture and display an at-a-glance view of clinically relevant information to support decision-making at the point of care. QPID’s Cohort App identifies and collects information across groups of patients and gleans information in order to document compliance with behavioral health quality metrics related to Hospital Based Inpatient Psychiatric Services (HBIPS). The HBIPS program was instituted to protect patient safety with respect to medication and to ensure use of proven best practices in behavioral health medicine. Reporting information is automatically extracted from unstructured data such as visit notes, in which psychiatrists, social workers and nurses capture clinical screening and assessment results Tools that rely on extracting information from structured database fields alone cannot be used to prove compliance with these measures, which promote quality, safety and best practices. QPID replaces manual chart review that cost days of time for skilled clinical and quality personnel. Sigurd H. Ackerman, MD, President and Medical Director of Silver Hill Hospital comments: “Our mission is to provide the best possible treatment to people suffering from mental illness, addictive disorders or both. QPID helps us focus on providing quality care by relieving the burdensome, time-consuming task of finding specific pieces of information in patient charts. QPID’s ability to mine the entire patient record and understand and retrieve what’s written in narrative form means we can truly benefit from what we have already documented in the patient record. We look forward to collaborating with QPID Health as we build the industry’s first behavioral health portal, which will put information about critical health factors at our clinicians’ fingertips.” Mike Doyle, QPID Health CEO comments, “We’re excited to enter an innovative partnership with Silver Hill Hospital. By automating the generation of monthly reports, we save the hospital expert labor and produce valuable analytics for their quality goals. Most important, we support Silver Hill’s mission to provide excellent patient care. We’re especially excited to collaborate on the development of a behavioral health portal—a new venture for both QPID Health and Silver Hill.” About QPID Health QPID Health’s clinical intelligence software automatically delivers relevant patient information from electronic health records and other data sources into clinical and administrative workflows. QPID extracts patient information from the EHR using natural language processing and machine learning. With QPID, clinicians are more productive, patients benefit from decisions based on their complete health information, and hospitals gain cost efficiencies. The QPID solution was developed at Massachusetts General Hospital and usage spread virally throughout the Partners HealthCare system including to Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Faulkner and Newton-Wellesley. QPID Health launched in late 2012 to bring the power of QPID to health systems nationwide. Usage has grown from 4000 to 7000 active users over the past year supporting 3 million clinical encounters. Investors include Cardinal Partners, Matrix Partners, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization, New Leaf Venture Partners, and Partners Innovation Fund. Visit www.dev.qpidhealth.com for more information. About Silver Hill Founded in 1931, Silver Hill Hospital is an independent, not-for-profit psychiatric hospital. Silver Hill provides treatment for adolescents and adults with psychiatric and substance use disorders. Silver Hill is distinct in offering a full continuum of care with both inpatient treatment as well as longer-stay Transitional Living Programs. Silver Hill Hospital is an academic affiliate of the Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry. Media Contact: Ceara O’Sullivan NextStep Communications ceara@nextstepcomms.com (315) 567-2528

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Wall Street Journal: Hospital Records Are Adapting to Flag Ebola

Wall Street Journal, Nov. 3, 2014

Melinda Beck

A New Application Matches Patient’s Travel and Family History With Medical Symptoms

A month ago, Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston had no way to flag in its electronic medical records if an incoming patient had been to West Africa and had symptoms suggesting Ebola.

Now it does. Five days after the first U.S. case was confirmed in Texas, the hospital deployed a new Ebola application made by QPID Health Inc. that automatically matches a patient’s travel and family history with medical symptoms. If Ebola is suspected, the application flashes a blinking “Q” to alert hospital personnel.

Medical experts say concern over Ebola cases entering the U.S. has become a “teachable moment” for electronic medical records systems, or EMRs.

EMR vendors have scrambled to add new screening questions and alerts to their systems in the wake of the missteps with the Ebola patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas Hospital. That patient, Thomas Eric Duncan, who had recently come to the U.S. from Liberia, was initially misdiagnosed as having “sinusitis” and sent home, only to return three days later, gravely ill.

Read the full article: Wall Street Journal, Nov. 3, 2014