“Don’t Homogenize Healthcare” says a New York Times Op-Ed

Amy Krane, Marketing An editorial by cardiologist Sandeep Jauhar published in the New York Times in December presents a persuasive argument for balancing evidence-based care with human judgment so as to provide “personalized” care, not “homogenized” care. Eliminating variations in practice is an important goal but is an ongoing endeavor, given the ever-changing nature of the evidence. In “Don’t Homogenize Health Care,” Dr. Jauhar asserts that presenting the evidence can’t be the be-all end-all for medical decisions. For example, for brand new treatment methods, there is no evidence yet. For others, the evidence is outdated. “What is in vogue today is often discarded tomorrow,” Jauhar says, noting that beta blockers for non-cardiac surgical patients were routinely recommended, but are now understood to increase the risk of stroke for some patients. And patient preference is also an important input to the decision-making process, and may countermand standard practice. As American College of Cardiology President Patrick T. O’Gara noted in his defense of a reversal of a major recommendation for heart attack treatment: “Science is not static but rather constantly evolving.” “Neither the old approach, in which seemingly every patient was treated differently, nor the new one, where we try to treat them all the same, has worked well. Medicine needs another way,” Jauhar writes. In 2015, healthcare could move in a number of directions to foster personalized patient care with better clinical outcomes—including genomic research. Here at QPID Health we’ve committed to an evolving platform that can change as clinical knowledge broadens. We were pleased to hear such a compelling argument for our design principles from Dr. Jauhar.

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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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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