Frank Naeymi-Rad, PhD, MBA
Chairman of the Board
Dr. Naeymi-Rad is Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board and co-founder of Intelligent Medical Objects, Inc. He was also co-founder of Intelligent Medical Systems, Inc., which was sold to Glaxo in 1994, in addition to his expertise in electronic medical records and other entrepreneurial ventures. He has been nominated for special recognition by the Oracle Corporation Smithsonian Award in the category of Medicine. Dr. Naeymi-Rad is a member of numerous professional organizations, as well as author and co-author of numerous peer-reviewed publications in the field of Medical Informatics. His degrees are from Southern Illinois University and the Illinois Institute of Technology, the latter a Ph.D. in Computer Science. His thesis work focused on medical vocabulary to support Data Base Translation, Information Retrieval, Intelligent Medical Records, and Expert Systems.
David Trace, MD
David Trace, M.D., F.A.C.P., has been a Physician Executive with McKesson for the past 4 years. Prior to coming to McKesson he was Strategic Director of The Kennedy Group (TKG), a Chicago-based healthcare information technology advisory firm. In 1992, he was CEO and co-founder of Intelligent Medical Systems (IMS), a medical software company producing physician-centered point of care applications. IMS was sold to Glaxo Wellcome in 1995 and subsequently became Healthpoint/Healthmatics, for which he was the chief medical officer. Healthpoint/Healthmatics, a computerized patient record company owned by Glaxo Wellcome, was later purchased by A4 Health Systems in 1999 and more recently purchased by Allscripts. He also co-founded Intelligent Medical Objects (IMO) in 1994 and is currently on the Board of Directors of IMO. Dr. Trace was the Dean of Clinical Affairs and Chairman of Medicine at the Chicago Medical School (CMS) from 1990-96. Prior to CMS, he was the chief of medical services at the North Chicago Veterans Administration Hospital. Dr. Trace is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served in Vietnam as a Navy pilot. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and did this residency and chief residency at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and has published over fifty peer-reviewed articles in medical informatics.
Charles Safran, MD
Dr. Charles Safran is a primary care internist who has devoted his professional career to improving patient care through the creative use of informatics. He is Chief of the Division of Clinical Informatics, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He is a past President and Chairman of American Medical Informatics Association and was previously Vice-President of the International Medical Informatics Association. He is an elected fellow of both the American College of Medical Informatics and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Safran is co-Editor of the International Journal of Medical Informatics and on the Health on the Net (HON) Foundation Council. He was recently appointed to the Consumer Empowerment workgroup of the American Health Information Community, formed by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services. He graduated cum laude in Mathematics and hold a Masters degree in mathematical logic and a Doctor of Medicine, all from Tufts University.
Ted A. Meyers
Ted A. Meyers is a partner in the law firm of Foote, Meyers, Mielke & Flowers, LLC, located in Geneva, Illinois. Mr. Meyers’ practice is concentrated in transactional work, including acting as corporate counsel for a diverse group of large and small businesses in the Chicago area. He graduated from Notre Dame University with a BA majoring in Economics & Computer Applications. Prior to attending law school, Mr. Meyers worked as a systems analyst for Keebler Corporation.
Kim C. Meyers, MD
Dr. Meyers, a pioneer in EMRs, is an internist affiliated with Evanston Northwestern Healthcare. He received his medical degree from Loyola University. He currently practices in Evanston and serves as the chief teaching attending at Evanston Hospital. He has been an innovative researcher in EMRs for the past ten years.
Andrew S. Kanter, MD, MPH
Dr. Andrew Kanter is Director of Health Information Systems/Medical Informatics for the Millennium Villages Project at the Earth Institute and is Asst. Prof. of Clinical Biomedical Informatics and Clinical Epidemiology at Columbia University. He received both his MD and MPH from Harvard University in 1991 and completed a medical residency and Chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle from 1991-1995. Through his interest in the application of ICT to health for the developing world, he has worked in and traveled through more than 50 countries. He most recently spent 12 years with IMO® as Chief Medical Officer, Chief Operating Officer and President (at various times). While at Columbia, he is currently coordinating the development and implementation of the Millennium Global Village-Network (MGV-Net) for the Millennium Villages Project.
David S. Harrington
As President of DASH Business Group, David S. Harrington brings over 35 years of increasingly responsible and successful experience in all key areas of health care delivery management. He is a valued investor and advisor to companies seeking to initiate, develop or remediate health care ventures through simplified business processes and web-enabled technology.
Currently, Mr. Harrington serves as an Operating Partner at Nautic Partners, a mid-level buy-out private equity firm. David serves on the boards of companies in revenue cycle management, clinical decision support, orthopedic networks and pain management and wellness.
Mr. Harrington earned his graduate degree from Columbia University and his undergraduate degree from Boston College. He is fluent in French and Spanish. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam with the Marines Corps, Mr. Harrington resigned his commission as Captain with several combat decorations.
Mr. Cobb is CEO of Indak Manufacturing Corporation. He graduated from Northwestern University in Mechanical Engineering.