Medal is driving the future of EMR

MEDAL’S TEAM REPRESENTS THE BEST OF DESIGN, ENGINEERING, MEDICAL EXPERTISE,
MUTUAL RESPECT & PASSION FOR SOLVING PROBLEMS.

Lonnie Rae Kurlander
Lonnie Rae Kurlander
Co-Founder & CEO

Prior physician-in-training at Boston University. During my medical training, I discovered my passion for Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT). Co-founder and CEO at Medal working to build infrastructure that can improve outcomes, reduce costs, and meaningfully improve the health care industry..

Andy McMurry, PhD
Andy McMurry, PhD
Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Andrew McMurry is an expert in secondary use of electronic health records to enable population scale clinical investigations. Dr. McMurry was the lead architect for Harvard’s Shared Health Research Information Network (SHRINE), which provides federated search systems of over 10 million de-identified patient samples, thousands of clinical phenotypes, and 60 health institutions. Dr. McMurry’s model architectures have been cited by FDA’s Sentinel Initiative for drug surveillance and the CDC for population health monitoring.

Kouki Harasaki, PhD, MBA
Kouki Harasaki, PhD, MBA
Chief Operating Officer

Kouki Harasaki began his career in clinical research and lab research positions at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and the National Institutes of Health, respectively. After earning his PhD, he spent six years in R&D, Strategy, Finance, and Business Development positions at Novartis AG. Most recently, Dr. Harasaki was a Senior Director of Business Development at Baxalta/Shire where he was instrumental in building the oncology pipeline by negotiating $5 billion in transactions, including the co-development of the marketed pancreatic cancer drug ONIVYDE®. Dr. Harasaki earned a BA in Molecular/Cell Biology and Asian Studies from Cornell University, a PhD in Clinical Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge (Wellcome Trust Fellow), and an MBA from Harvard Business School (Robert S. Kaplan Fellow). He is currently a Blavatnik Fellow at Harvard Business School and is a board member of the Healthcare Alumni Association.

DeLeys Brandman, MD, MPH
DeLeys Brandman, MD, MPH
Chief Medical Officer

DeLeys Brandman has been working with Fortune 500 companies and startups in biotech and health insurance and provider organizations of all sizes for over 30 years. She has a BA and an MD from UCLA and a masters in epidemiology and public health from Berkeley. She founded Compassionate Access, a non-profit dedicated to providing access to innovations in health care to patients in need, and has held positions at Aetna, CSC, and Texas Institute for Smart Health. DeLeys is also an author of the United States Department of Health and Human Services HL7 NLM Interoperability Survey.

Dan Kaminsky
Dan Kaminsky
Board Member

Famed white-hat technology security researcher, Dan Kaminsky serves on Medal’s board of directors. He leads Medal’s information security team, which ensures the security and integrity of our clients’ data. Kaminsky is known for discovering and patching a core flaw in DNS and is one of the world’s seven key holders who is trusted with resetting the internet in case of emergency.

Branden Spikes
Branden Spikes
Branden Spikes
Adam Barry
Adam Barry
.NET/C# Engineer
Lance Roberts
Lance Roberts
Software Engineer
Scarlet Masius
Scarlet Masius
Head of HR and Recruiting

Advisory Board

Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH

Kenneth D. Mandl, MD, MPH

Dr. Mandl directs CHIP (The Computational Health Informatics Program) at Boston Children’s Hospital and is the Donald A.B. Lindberg Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Biomedical Informatics at Harvard Medical School. Mandl’s work at the intersection of population and individual health has had a unique, sustained influence on the developing field of biomedical informatics. His Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers was for pioneering real time biosurveillance, tracking infections and detecting outbreaks with diverse data. Mandl has long advocated for patient participation in producing and accessing data. He created the first personal health systems, crowdsourced knowledge from online patient networks, and advanced participatory medicine and engagement in clinical trials.  Cognizant of the limitations of extant electronic health record systems, Mandl developed a widely adopted, highly influential approach (SMART)–substitutable iPHone-like apps that run universally on health IT systems. SMART lets innovators reach market scale and patients and doctors access an “app store for health.” Mandl uses his open source inventions to lead large EHR research networks–he is principal investigator of the Accessible Research Commons for Health (ARCH) network across Boston hospitals and nationally. Recognized for teaching, Mandl received the Clifford A. Barger Award for top mentors at Harvard Medical School. He was advisor to two Directors of the CDC and chaired the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH’s National Library of Medicine. His clinical training and experience is in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Mandl has been elected to multiple honor societies including the American Society for Clinical Investigation, Society for Pediatric Research, American College of Medical Informatics and American Pediatric Society. He is a recent recipient of the Donald A.B. Lindberg Award for Innovation in Informatics.

John Wilbanks

John Wilbanks

John Wilbanks is the Chief Commons Officer at Sage Bionetworks and a Senior Fellow at Faster Cures. Previously, Wilbanks worked as a legislative aide to Congressman Fortney “Pete” Stark, served as the first assistant director at Harvard’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, founded and led to acquisition the bioinformatics company Incellico, Inc., and was executive director of the Science Commons project at Creative Commons. In February 2013, in response to a We the People petition that was spearheaded by Wilbanks and signed by 65,000 people, the U.S. government announced a plan to open up taxpayer-funded research data and make it available for free. Wilbanks holds a B.A. in philosophy from Tulane University and also studied modern letters at the Sorbonne.

Dee Hock

Dee Hock

Dee Hock is the Founder and CEO Emeritus of Visa USA and Visa International (now Visa, Inc.). Visa was initially created around a new and innovative organizational model conceived by Hock, which he eventually described as “chaordic.” After leaving Visa, Hock went on to found the Chaordic Alliance, dedicated to developing, disseminating and implementing new concepts of organization that result in more equitable sharing of power and wealth, improved health, and greater compatibility with the human spirit and biosphere. For more than 30 years Hock has shared his ideas and experience with organizations in a widely varied range of pursuits; including religions, fisheries, healthcare, financial services, and payment systems – to name but a few. Hock is the author of three books – Birth of the Chaordic Age (1999), One From Many (2005) and Autobiography of a Restless Mind (2013). He was inducted into Junior Achievement’s U.S. Business Hall of Fame in 1991 and the Money Magazine Hall of Fame in 1992. www.deewhock.com

Jan Oldenburg

Jan Oldenburg

Jan Oldenburg is an expert on personal health engagement, with a focus on transforming health care and the physician-patient relationship through digital tools. She currently serves as vice chair of the HIMSS Connected Patient Committee and is a former member of the Consumer Empowerment Workgroup of the Health IT Policy Committee. Jan has also held positions at Ernst & Young, Kaiser, Epic, and Aetna. She is the editor of Engage! Transforming Healthcare Through Digital Patient Engagement (published 2013) and Participatory Healthcare: A Person-Centered Approach to Healthcare Transformation (to be published June 2017).

Kathleen Lester, JD

Kathleen Lester, JD

Kathy Lester is a principal at Lester Health Law and former partner at Patton Boggs who focuses on the intersection of health care law and public policy. She provides legal and strategic advice to Medal on legislative and regulatory matters involving Medicare and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement, quality, federal health care funding, health information technology, and medical and internet privacy. In particular, she has expertise on Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations as well as other federal and state privacy laws and the European Union Privacy Directive. She works with health care providers and suppliers to modernize their payment structures within the Medicare program.

Paul Stefan Bohm

Paul Stefan Bohm

Paul Bohm is an active angel investor and network economist with a special focus on strategic self-organizing networks and organizational design. He’s written the Dropbox LanSync protocol, designed vault storage for billion dollar digital commodities, and developed improvements to the BB84 Quantum Cryptography Protocol.