QPID™ Inc. Hires VP of Engineering and VP of Sales
Electronic Health Record intelligence software company recruits additional
senior management with Gary Zakon and Caroline Smyth
BOSTON -- May 7, 2013
QPID™ Inc., an innovative provider of health record acceleration and
intelligence solutions, today announced that it has added two senior managers
with Gary Zakon, VP of Engineering and Caroline Smyth, VP of Sales. The hires
come on the heels of a recently closed $4 million investment round for the
company from Matrix Partners, Cardinal Partners, Partners Innovation Fund, and
Massachusetts General Physician Organization (MGPO).
“I’ve built a number of excellent management teams in my career, and I’ve
never been more excited about the breadth of intelligence assimilated in a
company as I am regarding the one we’re building at QPID,” said Michael J.
Doyle, CEO of QPID. “The expansive technical wherewithal and health care
insights ingrained across our management team are exactly what the health care
industry needs, and Gary and Caroline are perfect fits for our aggressive
initiative to improve many facets of health care, including patient outcomes
and safety, meaningful use and accountable care.”
Gary Zakon brings extensive technical experience as a CTO and VP of
Engineering in numerous software companies including OpenPages and Novera
Software, as well as deep database intelligence from stints at Mercator
Software and Sybase. He will focus on product development and technical hiring
to support QPID’s commercial rollout, following its four years of R&D in the
Partners Health Care System - most notably at Massachusetts General and
Brigham & Women’s Hospitals. Zakon’s experience in building technical teams
will help QPID accelerate growth, complete new client integrations and expand
its existing 20 applications to address additional specific clinical needs
across health care institutions nationwide. Zakon holds his MS in Information
Systems from Northeastern University and a BS in Biology from MIT.
Caroline Smyth will lead and build the QPID sales team in its endeavors to
improve health care clinicians’ experiences, workflow and ROI from their
existing EHR implementations. Smyth is intimately familiar with the challenges
that accompany EHR use in the health care industry, as a former Business
Development Executive from Phillips Visicu, and with extensive sales positions
at Cerner Corporation, Bridge Medical, Premier Healthcare Alliance, GHX and
McKesson. She also held various positions as a Registered Nurse (RN) and
Critical Care RN (CCRN) within the UK National Health Service. Smyth holds an
Executive MBA from Georgia State University and studied Critical Care Nursing
at Thames College of Health Care Studies.
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About QPID Inc.
QPID is an intelligence system for EHRs — permitting creation of
clinician-directed queries through natural language processing, resulting in
deeper analytics and reporting capabilities in real time. With improved
filtration and exception handling in health care workflow, and its effect is
akin to business intelligence, namely, activating stored clinical data to
reduce cost, improve revenue and increase quality of care delivery. QPID was
developed within Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare in
Boston. QPID is venture backed by Matrix Partners, Partners Innovation Fund,
Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO) and Cardinal Partners.
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For QPID Inc.
Christine Perkett, 617-504-8687
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