QPID™ Inc. launched today, delivering a new health record intelligence
platform and web-based applications that enable health care institutions
and clinicians to gain better insights from any Electronic Health Record
(EHR). Now, health care staff – including clinicians, physicians, PAs,
nurses and even billing staff - can use QPID’s intelligence engine that
layers on top of any EHR to make the data more useful and actionable.
Developed within Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare,
QPID is venture backed by Matrix Partners, Partners Innovation Fund and
Mass General Physicians Organization (MGPO).
QPID addresses an industry wide pain point in health care in that
entering and retrieving data from EHR systems is typically cumbersome
and a detriment to productivity. The retrieval and integration of EHR
data into clinical practice is very limited by their primitive search
capabilities - which in turn can slow down not only revenue and
performance, but clinicians’ satisfaction in almost every department.
(And, in some cases, patient safety.) EHRs capture patient data and
history in a structured fashion that’s unnatural to the way clinicians
are used to documenting encounters (with narratives and notations). As a
result, entering data into an EHR is more difficult and retrieval of
such documentation out of the system is sometimes impossible and almost
always frustrating. QPID solves those issues by making any EHR system
more effective and the data within more useful, accessible and
EHRs in and of themselves are little more than data repositories.
Clinicians have the data in an electronic format, yet still need to
work too hard to gather the right information that they want and need
– in the way that reflects their own method of organizing
information. QPID allows clinicians to easily extract the data
entered, and presents information in an actionable format.
With QPID, clinicians can focus on their job and query information in
the way they’re used to working and talking – rather than trying to
change their way of working to fit a piece of technology. QPID enables
natural language data queries - identifying the data needed, when
needed, via superior search and navigation capabilities. Its modules
are clinical topic-specific, saved queries, which direct the
proprietary search engine to retrieve potentially any combination of
data specified by the user.
QPID houses historical data and makes intelligent connections that
clinicians need before treating patients. Physicians receive a
summary of clinical insights including treatments received, current
and past medications, who else has touched the patient and other vital
details prior to their first patient encounter.
QPID also allows for more productive billing – putting information in
the right place and allowing for faster searches to solve medical
Developed within Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners
HealthCare in Boston, QPID has been through four years of R&D
QPID already improves 7,000 daily patient encounters, and is used by
5,000 health care professionals in 15 different clinical departments
at multiple hospitals in the Partners System.
Install once – centralized, deployed as web apps in multiple
No-click navigation of EHR data
Experienced Management Team
QPID was founded by doctors, for doctors, bringing a personal level of
understanding to the pain points of health care workers. Co-founders Michael
Zalis, MD and Mitch
Harris, PhD, have been friends and colleagues for 30 years. Dr.
Zalis, Chief Medical Officer, is a board certified Radiologist with
extensive experience and expertise in abdominal imaging, interventional
radiology, computer science and clinical research. He initiated and
directed the QPID Informatics Group at MGH and is also an associate
professor at Harvard Medical School. Mr. Harris, Chief Scientist and
Technology Architect, was formerly a research scientist at Massachusetts
Leading the executive management team is Michael
Doyle, CEO. Mr. Doyle brings an exemplary record of creating
business value in investor backed, rapid–growth, public and private
healthcare and technology companies, and was formerly CEO and Chairman
of Medsphere Systems Corporation, the leading provider of open-source
healthcare enterprise solutions that enable operational and financial
improvement through clinical transformation.
Toren, Chief Strategy Officer, also brings decades of health care
experience to QPID. He was formerly Chairman & President of CodeRyte,
Inc., an industry leader in clinical natural language processing (NLP)
technology and computer-assisted coding solutions for healthcare
outpatient providers, which was acquired by 3M in 2012.
Zakon joins as CTO and Vice President of Engineering. Zakon is a
software engineering leader, experienced at building engineering
organizations and assuring product development success in both large
company and startup environments. He’s been an executive team manager
developing software platforms in emerging markets for companies such as
Novera Software and OpenPages. He was also previously CTO of ModelLogic,
a technology strategy consultancy focused on cloud computing and SaaS
“We’re extremely excited to roll this proven technology out to academic
medical centers, community hospitals and group practices outside of the
Partners HealthCare network,” said Mike Doyle, CEO. “When clinicians
virally adopt software, you know it’s providing value to them as
practitioners. QPID enables them to retrieve critical information out of
their EHRs that's meaningful and useful – saving time and allowing more
informed clinical decisions.”
About QPID Inc.
QPID is an intelligence system for EHRs — permitting creation of
clinician-directed queries, analytics and reporting abilities in real
time. The consequence is improved filtration and exception handling in
health care workflow and its effect is akin to business intelligence,
namely, activating stored data to reduce cost, improve revenue and
quality of care delivery. QPID was founded by Dr. Michael Zalis and
Mitch Harris, PhD, and developed within Massachusetts General Hospital
and Partners HealthCare in Boston. QPID is venture backed by Matrix
Partners, Partners Innovation Fund and Mass General Physicians
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