Health Metrics Systems (HMS)
Health Metrics Systems, Inc. (HMS), a Silicon-Valley health IT company, provides a robust, time-tested platform that connects data silos within and between health settings. Using breakthrough technology, HMS is vendor agnostic in its capability to extract, transfer and load information – without requiring the massive reinvestment of resources, time and energy required by most vendors.
Our main product, Solutions for Quality Improvement (SQI), was developed within one of the nation’s premier medical practices to measure progress in quality of care and efficiency of practice management – enabling successful navigation within a managed care reimbursement environment.
SQI is now in widespread use in the Kansas City market as ‘proof of concept.’ In partnership with Lewis and Clark Information Exchange (LACIE-HIE), HMS has become the technology driving a paradigm shift in data movement and integration.
HMS is led by a deeply experienced team of professionals — each having decades of experience in the health care and/or technology industries.
Tomas Moran, Founder and Chairman
From the earliest point in his career, his work has focused on the integration of data, and he has brought this passion to the creative development at HMS in building both an elite technical team of Silicon Valley staff and creating vital partnerships. He was recruited to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF, one of the nation’s premier medical group practices) as Senior Director of Quality and Planning from 1999-2009.
Prior to his work at PAMF, Moran spent two decades at Stanford Hospital, where he developed the Clinical Lab Information System. Recruited into Quality Improvement, he subsequently implemented technology focused on inpatient complication rates, developed a health care system cost model and taught a continuing medical education course in quality improvement.
He has engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the University of California, Berkeley.
Doug Krebs, Incoming CEO
Since 2015, Doug Krebs has been increasingly aligned with HMS as an adviser on strategic growth and scaling, with planning for his assumption of the CEO role following an initial investment round. Doug is formerly President of Cerner Global, building this Division of the HIT giant from three to 22 international markets in eight years and helping lead Cerner from a $100M business into a $2B industry leader. Subsequently, Doug became President of Global Health and Wellness at Ascend Learning, a $350M, innovative education and learning company. He has been instrumental in creating rapid growth and market share leadership positions – whether for Cerner, Ascend or the twenty start-up companies he coached as a advisor of early-stage businesses through the Kaufman Foundation in Kansas City. Illinois State University and Harvard Business School.
Johanna Ferman, M.D., Chief Medical Officer
Trained as a public psychiatrist, Dr. Ferman has spent much of her career in the design, operation and evaluation of integrated systems with an early focus on integration of physical and behavioral health care. Formerly the Deputy Commissioner for the New York State Office of Mental Health, she built the Division of Clinical Programs and launched statewide innovation in integrated care. As the CEO and Medical Director of the Center for Mental Health in the nation’s capital, she worked with Congress, foundations (including the Robert Woods Johnson Foundation) and Medicaid to create a fully integrated family health approach for high-risk children and adults, achieving unprecedented outcomes. Working on an advisory basis with HMS from 2011, she became its Interim COO in 2014 and its Chief Medical Officer in 2016. BSC Honors Physiology, University College London (England); M.D., Wayne State Medical School; Psychiatry Residency, Wayne and Cornell (New York Hospital); Fellowship, Consult-Liaison Einstein (Montefiore Medical Center).
Don Holloway, Ph.D. Adviser and Coach
Formerly Senior Executive for Marketing and Sales at Stanford University Hospital, Don Holloway was among the first engineers in the United States to cross into industrial engineering within the health sector. He oversaw the development of rapid cycle improvement work within Stanford and led the initiative to integrate multiple streams of health data for improved efficiency. Subsequent to his tenure at Stanford and together with David Gustafson, he co-founded and built the Network for the Improvement of Addiction Treatment (NIATx). NIATx brought the use of data and rapid cycle technology to the addiction field nationally and created a powerhouse of several thousand treatment programs that became subscribers to this method. BSE Engineering and Ph.D. Industrial Engineering in Healthcare, University of Wisconsin.
Peter Broadwell, Incoming CTO, currently Senior Technology Advisory
Trained in mathematics with a deep IT background, Peter has moved between positions in Samsung (Innovations), Bitcasa, and the Climate Corporation, in which he managed the storage of massive datasets to leading and architecting reduction of update latency for newly registered users of a people search company. He is both driven and passionate about the field, conveying that passion to all with whom he comes into contact through a centered, steady prism. He has a master’s degree in applied mathematics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.
Kevin Roberts, Senior Engineer, Development
Among an elite group of Silicon Valley IT engineers, Kevin Roberts has played a pivotal role in refining HMS’ platform, rewriting its code into open source and assuring the soundness of the architecture as HMS moves to scale its SQI platform. He works with five senior and junior programmers and network administrators. BS Clark University.