Our vision to fix healthcare
Driving return on information so clinicians can focus on care
We are dedicated to helping providers achieve their quality goals with technology that “thinks like a clinician” to translate clinical stories into actionable facts and metrics
The era of fee-for-service medicine is rapidly winding down, and along with it the outdated strategy of throwing labor at problems. The days when every clinician could be an island of knowledge are over, with the need to collaborate now paramount. Revenue for providers is going to be capped, so the idea that hospitals can stay in business despite inefficiencies is no longer a reality.
We recognize that external measurement demands and the limitations of health information technology can detract from the essential human experiences of healthcare. External pressures to quantify and justify clinical actions — and the heavy burden of data entry required — has led to degraded experiences for patients and clinicians. We’re on a mission to repair this situation, developing and deploying intelligent software that translates between essential human clinical stories and actionable facts and metrics.
We believe that using smart technology like ours is essential to improving how healthcare works for all of us — patients, providers, and payers.
Our team delivers software that delights and inspires, and takes the drudgery out of clinical and administrative workflows by bringing needed information directly to the user. Clinician designed and proven, our NLP, clinical content, and machine learning software is built on the experience of 10 years of demanding clinical use in one the leading academic medical systems in the world.
Since 2013, the QPID Health’s clinical reasoning engine has analyzed 318 million clinical documents for 1.6 million unique patients and over 9000 providers.
QPID spun out of Mass General, one of the top hospitals in the world. That gives it a great head start.
Stan Reiss, General Partner, Matrix Partners
Dr. Mike Zalis, an interventional radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, was a conscientious practitioner who wanted to do what was best for patients. But this meant that he and his colleagues were spending far too much time manually combing through patient records to make sure they were aware of anything in the patient’s history that could impact how they interpreted images. Mike decided there had to be a better way, and the idea for QPID was born.
2006 – 2011
Mike and his colleagues built a tool to quickly locate patient information from anywhere in the EHR. Clinicians told other clinicians about the time they were saving and the clinical insights gained because they could tap into the narrative in patient records. QPID spread virally across MGH and was deployed across all major clinical departments and then throughout the entire Partners HealthCare system including Brigham & Womens Hospital, Spaulding and Faulkner. Clinicians and informaticists collaborated to build applications on top of the original EHR search platform to bring critical patient information to the point of care and to automate administrative workflows. As one internist noted, “If you took QPID away from us, we’d have a riot on our hands.”
By 2012 QPID had delivered a substantial return on investment via Meaningful Use certification, avoidance of cancellations, CMS incentive bonuses, and avoiding penalties. Benefits in terms of patient safety and clinician satisfaction were clear. The idea to commercialize the software emerged. Matrix Partners became aware of the opportunity and brought together a management team and funding, and QPID Health was spun out of Partners HealthCare as a commercial venture-backed company in late 2012.
In 2013 QPID Health closed more than $4 million in venture funding from Matrix Partners, Partners Innovation Fund, Massachusetts General Physicians Organization and Cardinal Partners. The user base at Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Womens Hospital and across the Partners Healthcare network continued to grow. Partners Healthcare Population Health collaborated with QPID Health as part of its commitmen to 100% appropriate care for better outcomes and lower costs. The software was commercialized for deployment on top of the major electronic health record systems.
New Leaf Ventures agrees to lead a Series B round of funding of $12.3 million, joined by all the original investors. We formed an Advisory Board that now includes world-renowned leaders in health information technology, quality and patient safety, and health policy: Julia Adler-Milstein, David Bates, Alan Ezekowitz, Robert Fanning, John Halamka, John Osborn, and Robert Wachter. The QPID Health team grew to include a full complement of clinical staff with deep knowledge of medical practice in addition to experts in natural language processing (NLP), machine learning, and security.
Leading IDNs Providence Health & Services, Sharp Healthcare, and Sutter Health adopted QPID Health solutions while Partners HealthCare expanded their commitment across the network, integrated with their Epic EHR. We launched our solutions for clinical data registry submissions and quality reporting, which provide a whole new way to report. We also released the QPID Groupers for Epic content subscription service, to optimize Epic EHRs for clinical use.
QPID Health was acquired by eviCore healthcare, a leading medical benefits management company.
We are hiring!
Are you one of these?
Data Scientist – Machine Learning
Software Engineer – NLP/ML
Sales Development Rep – Inside Sales
If so, email us at email@example.com for more information, or search for Boston jobs below.
We are on a mission to make it easier for healthcare providers to find the information they need to deliver the highest quality care. You’re super smart, love to be challenged, are passionate about what you do…and you’re fun to hang out with!
Are we a match?
At QPID Health each team member makes a difference. We are an eclectic and powerful blend of serial entrepreneurs, health information technology experts, data scientists, software engineers, and clinicians. We value creativity and everyone has visibility, ownership, and a voice. We are now part of eviCore healthcare, a company committed to enabling better outcomes for patients, providers, and health plans.
There is a lot to fix in healthcare, and we’ve started working on it. Want to join us?
Our high-performance clinical NLP and machine learning platform locates and synthesizes patient facts in digital health records using clinical reasoning based on medical knowledge. We are replacing expensive, time consuming processes with advanced technology, so clinicians can focus on care.
An eviCore healthcare company, QPID Health offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits including medical/dental/vision, a 401K savings plan, and more… and a great team-oriented environment.
If you thrive in an open culture and want to share in our success, apply for one of our open positions or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Sid Govindan, Director of Clinical Content, talks about why he joined QPID Health
“The intersection of computers and medicine is going to drive the next several years of innovation. This is really where it’s going to be.”