Unmatched clinical informatics expertise
Apervita doesn’t only offer CQLaaS, it offers access to leading clinical informaticists whose research helped inform the need for and development of CQL. Our team includes Chief Informatics and Innovation Officer Blackford Middleton, M.D. Dr. Middleton was the principal investigator of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality-funded CDS Consortium project, a $6.5 million effort that over five years demonstrated the potential for cloud-based CDS. This project and others helped spawn the Health-e-Decisions project chartered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, which lead to the development of CQL. Dr. Middleton is a member of the HL7 Advisory Council. HL7 is the home of the CQL standard and has sponsored multiple CQL-related projects and working groups.
Our VP of Clinical Informatics Matthew Burton, M.D., conducted extensive work at Mayo Clinic including clinical pathways, knowledge-enriched data and enterprise knowledge management that provided critical use cases for the evolution of CQL. He presented these use cases in forums such as the Health Services Platform Consortium (HSPC) and served a key role in the Consortium’s platform and knowledge architecture efforts in close collaboration with the CQL Principals. Throughout his time at Apervita and on faculty at Mayo Clinic, he has worked closely with the CQL Principals on standards and architectures for knowledge-driven systems. Dr. Burton has been a member of the HL7 CDS Working Group that sponsors CQL specifications and was a member of the CDS Consortium (Regenstrief Institute) that initiated the development of CQL (ELM) and other standards for the representation of knowledge assets.