Mike and his colleague Mitch Harris conceived, designed and developed the QPID software as a direct result of Mike’s experience on the front lines. Like many clinicians, Mike wanted to make the best decisions for patients when analyzing an image, but he found that it was taking far too long to dig out what he needed from the patient’s electronic health record. He thought that it had to be possible to automatically extract the relevant information from the EHR, but after investigating found that no one had figured out how to do it yet. Thus QPID was born.
As Mike notes in the abstract for his presentation:
Electronic health record data, whether in discretized (structured field) or unstructured forms presents a potentially overwhelming amount of information for a Radiologist to consume at the time of clinical encounter. This applies for both in- and out-patient settings, and spans a broad range of sub-specialty and acuity scenarios. Consuming and understanding this data in an efficient way is essential for efficient, high quality care delivery, especially since most Radiologists have little prior familiarity with their patients.