QPID Health Further Strengthens Clinical and Leadership Team
Boston – November 18, 2014 – QPID Health, a leader in clinical intelligence software, today announced that Afik Gal, MD, MBA has joined the Company as VP of Product Innovation. An expert in healthcare analytics, digital health, and data mining, Dr. Gal brings over a decade of experience in healthcare product development and consulting to QPID Health. Dr. Gal’s role will be key in steering the Company’s next generation of products as QPID Health expands across provider, payer and consumer markets.
Prior to joining QPID Health, Dr. Gal was with PWC Consulting in the Healthcare Innovation and Healthcare Incubation Lab in Boston, where he advised clients in healthcare, technology, pharmacy, and biotech on strategy and new business. Previously, Dr. Gal founded and led a boutique consulting firm and a healthcare analytics startup company. Dr. Gal holds an MBA from Duke University and an MD from Ben-Gurion University in Israel.
“Afik brings a unique background to our leadership team,” said Mike Doyle, QPID Health Chief Executive Officer. “His medical training and clinical experience combined with his expertise in technology design, development, and implementation – as well as healthcare business models – make him an excellent fit for our organization’s next phase of growth.” “Clinicians—including physicians and nurses—are an important part of our team,” explained Doyle. “Our customers benefit from their deep knowledge of the challenges of patient care, as well as their medical subject matter expertise. We employ clinicians in our content development, account management, support and product development functions.”
“I’m honored to join QPID Health as VP of product innovation,” says Dr. Gal. “As the healthcare industry becomes more and more data-driven, I see a tangible need for support from technology solutions like QPID. QPID Health has the potential to revolutionize the ways clinicians interact with clinical data at the point-of-care. I look forward to collaborating with the team in place as we work to improve upon the healthcare delivery successes we enable.”
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.qpidhealth.com for more information.