CDS Innovation Through Academic & Public Partnerships: MedCurrent "Brain Power"

Back row: Dragomir Stanojevic, Debashish Roy, Hasan Dharamshi, Aleksandar Penic, Dr. Steve Herman Front row: Dr. Suanne Wong, Syeda Firdaus, Shaina Raza, Dr. Cherie Ding Not pictured: Dr Paul van Arragon

Back row: Dragomir Stanojevic, Debashish Roy, Hasan Dharamshi, Aleksandar Penic, Dr. Steve Herman
Front row: Dr. Suanne Wong, Syeda Firdaus, Shaina Raza, Dr. Cherie Ding
Not pictured: Dr Paul van Arragon

“Two heads are better than one,” as the saying goes.  Make that three, four, five, or more and the possibilities are endless with a group of intellectuals.  At MedCurrent, I like to think of our team as self-proclaimed “brainiacs” – we are problem-solvers, innovators, and tenacious go-getters.  We are high-achieving doctors, developers, and consultants from around the world, well-suited to lead change within the healthcare system.  Together we drive the mission of MedCurrent, improving quality of care and reducing unnecessary healthcare costs through intelligent solutions that are supported by an outcomes-based client-centric team.

In this same spirit, we eagerly welcomed the opportunity to enhance our team and capabilities through the NSERC (Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada) Engage Grants.  For the last 6 months, we have had the benefit of collaborating with three talented PhD students from Ryerson University: Debashish Roy, Syeda Firdaus, and Shaina Raza.  Under the direction of Dr. Cherie Ding, an expert in the field of information retrieval, recommender systems, and data analytics, the Ryerson group have dedicated their considerable “brain power” to enabling greater indication search efficiencies in our clinical decision support (CDS) application OrderWise™.  As the end of this R&D project approaches and the results are implemented by the MedCurrent Development Team, we would like to thank the members of our Ryerson group for their dedication and commitment to excellence.  We fellow “brainiacs” at MedCurrent have a mutual passion for shared knowledge and innovation, and we wish you all the best in making your own mark on the world.