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ADVISORY BOARD

David Carnow, M.D., FACPM, Advisory Board Member and head of the ZyDoc Medical Advisory Board. Board Certified Occupational Medicine, Licensed physician now in MD, CA, NY & NJ. Federal, State & Insurance case reviews: FMLA, ADA - Reasonable Accommodation, Fitness for Duty & Return To Work; 15+ years assisting Corporate Management re: Worker Health Cases & Policies; Substance Abuse Deterrence Programs; Audit & Evaluation of Corporate & Government Occupational Health Depts; Public Safety Workers Expert, both Firefighter & Law Enforcement (Federal & Local); Multidisciplinary environmental projects with IH, CSP & CHMM, etc / Indoor Air Quality Determination; Medico-legal Case Merit & Prep; currently in General Occupational Medicine Practice in Maryland & Consultant to Government and Corporate Clients nationwide. LINKEDIN: www.linkedin.com/pub/david-carnow

Richard Barna, CEO of RAB Electric is a Board Member advisor on business matters, venture capital, channel development, and distribution.

Joseph Degenfelder, Chairman, TTM Associates
In his first two decades Joseph developed durable vinyl siding, and advanced reinforced polyolefin formulations for the appliance and auto industries, notably for GE Appliance Park. Later advanced coatings were the most durable to protect polypropylene fibers from outdoor degradation. These modelling techniques were applied as founder of an online DNA sequencing company in 1983, with early support to the Cleveland Clinic in 1985.   In 1984 he installed a medical utilization program for Kaiser Permanente using Revelation DBMS, (later sold to Cosmos, then to IBM analytics.) In 1986 he installed a system for monitoring patients in intensive care at CCF using the QNX OS to for real-time multi-user performance of Intel‘s 80486 CPU. In 1990 he introduced Donald Simborg and HL-7 to the CCF. In 2002 he reported on 1,000 EMR companies who had initially succeeded, and then were bankrupt. In 2003 he met Dr. James Maisel of Zydoc, and in 2006 advised on sale of 17 major and 53 sub-categories of medical terms to DOD. In 2009 early versions of MediSapien to convert unstructured text into fully coded structured data, accepting dictation or text from transcription vendors, legacy data and EHRs, were introduced to potential partners. A side interest was the reasons for failure of HIEs. Current interest is in ‘big data’ for health analytics, using open-source MINERVA, a future bridge to advances in proteomic and genomic medicine.

Pauline Degenfelder, FACHE, Advisor on sales activities
A veteran health care executive, Pauline Degenfelder has 33 years of progressive management experience in strategy and business generation for managed care companies. Ms. Degenfelder's immediate past position was as Vice President, Medicare Strategic Accounts, for Coventry Health Care, Inc., a national managed health care company. She previously was in business development for UnitedHealth Group's national nurse practitioner program for nursing home residents; and as the vice president for post-acute services and ancillary services for The MetroHealth System In Cleveland, OH. As principal in AR Associates Services, LLC she is advisor for MediSapien's natural language processing as input to generate SNOMED output including ICD-10 codes. A current project is structuring an early adopters program for Big Data in healthcare, focused on NE Ohio.
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/pauline-degenfelder

David Maisel, Advisor on financial activities

John Odden, Architect for big data predictive health analytics
Early health care work includes the design and delivery of the first call center solutions with skill-based routing for Kaiser Permanente.  As a partner/VP with First Consulting Group, John developed the solution design and funding model for Patient Safety Institute, which, in 2002, demonstrated successful proof of concept for health information exchange and cross-continuum community data integration. With Stephen Carson, MD he is co-director Collaborative for Universal Health (www.C4UH.org), a 501C3 founded to make open source Health IT breakthroughs accessible to rural and underserved providers

John combined the ability of MediSapien to derive essential medical ontologies from clinical notes with MINERVA open-source bulk-data ingestion to define a breakthrough in generating measures and registries for population health management.  As advisor with A R Associates Services, LLC, Mr. Odden conceived the solution architecture for MediSapien's diabetes research informatics platform, combining patient and trials data to enable innovations in risk stratification and treatment intervention design. John’s current consulting practice focuses on guiding the deployment of a leading big data predictive analytics solution for complex healthcare providers, Explorys (now an IBM Watson Health company.)
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/johnodden

Bill Rhodes, ZyDoc Advisory Board, Seton Hall University, MS International Business, Business 1994 – 1996, recipient of W. Paul Stillman School of Business Leadership Award, graduated with a 4.0 GPA and Academic Distinction Honors. Cornell University, BS, Entomology 1972 – 1975. Dean's List multiple semesters. Served as Teaching Assistant in Junior year. published original article in American Biology Teacher. 

I retired from Becton Dickinson and Co., a global medical device company, as an Executive Officer and Worldwide President of BD Biosciences, a US$1.4 billion division with 3000 associates. I am now an Operating Partner for a Chicago-based healthcare private equity firm, and sit on the Boards of both public and private medical and healthcare companies in the US and the UK.

I also work closely with my alma mater, Cornell University, and the Weill Cornell Medical College, as a Clinical Instructor and Senior Executive in Residence.

I have led and managed diverse teams of senior executives to achieve outstanding revenue and earnings growth in highly competitive markets, am skilled in understanding complex scientific technologies used in clinical diagnostics, medical devices and life sciences research, and have successfully valued, structured, negotiated and closed numerous large and small mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/bill-rhodes

Bruce Rich, ZyDoc Advisory Board. Counsel at Carter Ledyard & Milburn LLP. Greater New York City Area Law Practice. Education, New York University School of Law.
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/bruce-rich

Eric Sacstein, ZyDoc Advisory Board.

* Press Releases

2013-04-25  ZyDoc’s MediSapien Selected as 2013 Data Design Diabetes Innovation Challenge Finalist

2013-02-08  ZyDoc Expands NIH SBIR NLP Grant for EHR Usability Research Study to Other Facilities

2012-02-14  MediSapien Natural Language Processing Platform Launched at HIMSS12

2011-04-12  MediSapien Extracts ICD-10 Codes from Unstructured Text Optimizing NLP-Driven CAC

2010-11-28  Press Conference at RSNA: MediSapien Module for RIS/PACS

2010-10-15  Membership in Verizon Medical Data Exchange Announced