Entries by amy.krane

Clinicians loving decision support? Yes!

Mike Zalis, QPID Health’s co-founder and chief medical officer, was asked to contribute a guest blog post on the broad theme of “Digital Health” in the EMR & EHR online forum. The forum covers issues related to EHR selection, implementation and Meaningful Use. According to Dr. Zalis: To me, Digital Health means making every clinician […]

HealthITAnalytics: Predictive, clinical analytics at MGH turn data into insights

HealthITAnalytics, August 20, 2014 Jennifer Bresnick Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has a reputation as one of the top epicenters for healthcare in the nation, bolstered in no small part by its deeply integrated and robust clinical analytics programs.  Spearheaded by MGH radiologist Dr. Michael Zalis and software architect Mitch Harris, PhD, the Queriable Patient Interface […]

QPID Health Appoints David Burke as Chief Financial Officer

Company strengthens its leadership team with healthcare industry veteran Boston – August 15, 2014 – QPID Health, the leader in clinical intelligence software that enables healthcare providers to get the most from their investment in electronic health records, HIEs or any data warehouse, today announced that David Burke has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer. Mr. […]

Healthcare and research expert joins our Advisory Board

Alan Ezekowitz, MBChB, D.Phil., FAAP is Co-Founder, President and CEO of Abide Therapeutics. We welcome Alan as the newest member of the QPID Health Advisory Board, announced in April. He is a pioneer in the field of innate immunity and previously served as senior vice president and franchise head of endocrine, bone, respiratory, and immunology at […]

How about #Constructive_Innovation for healthcare?

We read a thoughtful piece by Lindsay Dunn in Becker’s Hospital Review blog (Disruption Overkill) questioning the necessity for “Disruptive Innovation” to make the changes we need in healthcare. The much-ballyhooed buzzword — and debunking of the academic theory behind it — is the subject of a recent New Yorker article. (It’s great fun to […]

Patient safety joins list of EHR concerns

We have often commented on studies that show low physician productivity and frustration with electronic medical records, and how difficult it is to quickly get the key facts needed in the clinical trench. These are common themes. Now a new concern has emerged with this far-reaching technology: patient safety. In “An analysis of electronic health […]

From “scavenger hunt” to data made “smart”

We find a lot of synergy with the observations and vision expressed by Dr. Donald Voltz in the article “Electronic Medical Records – Past, Present and Future” published on HITConsultant.net.  Dr. Voltz sheds light on a pain that all of our clients (even those with the most advanced medical record systems) face: Currently, I have to […]

Lack of EHR systems’ usability a “distraction from good care”

An article on Healthcare Informatics caught our eye. It summarizes a recent presentation by Johns Hopkins CMIO Peter Greene and concludes as follows: Greene believes that once EHRs have been in place for a while, there will be an emphasis on improving their usability.  “Our medical students have extraordinary expectations,” he said. “They want an […]