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David Yakimischak Biography

David Yakimischak is Senior Vice President and Chief Quality Officer of Surescripts, an e-prescribing network. The quality office that Yakimischak leads incorporates technical, clinical and six sigma capabilities into its programs and analyses. From 2006 to 2009, Yakimischak was EVP & Chief Technology Officer for Surescripts, where he was responsible for product development, product management, technical operations, implementation and certification, and customer support.

Previously, he was the Chief Technology Officer of JSTOR, an online academic journal archive serving virtually every academic research library in the United States and around the world. From 1999 to 2002, Yakimischak was the CTO at MedicaLogic/Medscape, a leading provider of electronic medical record software and developer of the leading clinical reference web site for physicians and medical professionals. He played an important role in taking the company from early start-up through an IPO, a merger with two other healthcare companies and, finally, through its acquisition by WebMD and GE Medical Systems. Prior to his work with MedicaLogic/Medscape, Yakimischak served as the director of product development at Dow Jones Interactive where he worked to transform the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News Retrieval into leading suppliers of news and information via the web. Yakimischak started his career at Merrill Lynch Canada, where he was responsible for telecommunications and datacenter operations.

Yakimischak has served on the editorial advisory board of InfoWorld magazine, is a founding member of the CTO Club in New York City, and completed his undergraduate studies in computer science at the University of Toronto.