The Executive Team

Our dynamic and engaging executive team drives Practice Fusion. We strive to excel in our respective fields of expertise while pursuing the overall goal of advancing healthcare.

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Executive Team

Our dynamic and engaging executive team drives Practice Fusion. We strive to excel in our respective fields of expertise while pursuing the overall goal of advancing healthcare.

Tom Langan Chief Executive Officer

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Tom is Practice Fusion’s CEO and is responsible for attracting new partners and driving new data-driven opportunities for the company. He joins Practice Fusion from Symphony Health Solutions, where he served as the company’s chief commercial officer with management responsibility for monetizing integrated data assets, predictive analytics, cloud-based apps and software solutions for the pharmaceutical industry. Tom also previously served as the chief commercial officer for MediMedia, where he led the pharmaceutical group strategic growth plan, strategic positioning, and new product development. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics from Fordham University.

Outside the office: Spending time with his wife and rooting for the Fordham Football Team and NY Giants

Passionate about: Leveraging technology and data to improve outcomes and transform healthcare delivery

Matthew Douglass Co-Founder & SVP, Customer Experience

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As Practice Fusion’s technology co-founder, Matt created the SaaS technology framework that enables rapid development of the electronic health record’s nationwide platform, now used daily by over 100,000 medical professionals. He has spoken on healthcare technology at SDForum, Health 2.0, MIT, Stanford, and Microsoft events.

Outside the office: Running marathons, playing softball and rooting for the Texas Rangers

Passionate about: Unlocking health data from paper charts in an effort to streamline health communication and give patients direct access to their information

Jonathan Malek Co-Founder & Chief Technical Officer

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Jonathan leads Practice Fusion’s technology strategy, ensuring IT architecture remains scalable and reliable while pursuing new directions in areas such as mobile connectivity and API integration. Before joining Practice Fusion, Jonathan oversaw IT architecture as Chief Architect and Director of Research of the Associated Press, which handles billions of transactions monthly, and assisted its move towards a greater digital presence. Jonathan is a graduate of the University of California, Davis.

Outside the office: Spending time with my wife and two daughters, reading, history and travel

Passionate about: Building fast, secure and resilient health technology systems that help doctors save lives every day

Richard Loomis, MD VP, Chief Medical Officer

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Dr. Loomis is head of health informatics and medical affairs at Practice Fusion. In this role, he works closely with the commercial and technology teams providing clinical guidance throughout the product lifecycle. He oversees research and analytics, including real world evidence and health outcomes studies. Richard is actively involved as a thought leader in the healthcare IT community and currently serves on the HIMSS EHR Association Executive Committee. Prior to joining Practice Fusion, he led informatics at Kaiser Permanente in Southern California. There, his team’s initiatives focused on analytics, natural language processing (NLP), clinical decision support (CDS), and HCC/RAF and E/M coding. Dr. Loomis completed a fellowship in biomedical informatics at Harvard Medical School and trained in anesthesiology at Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital. He received his medical degree from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Science from Cornell University.

Outside the office: Traveling with his wife, collecting wine, and making maple syrup

Passionate about: Building technology solutions that improve patient outcomes, reduce costs, and increase value in healthcare delivery

Dorothy Gemmell SVP, Life Science Practice & Strategic Partnerships

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Dorothy Gemmell is the SVP of Life Science Practice and Strategic Partnerships. She joins Practice Fusion after previously serving as the president of Havas Life New York, a full-service advertising agency focused on serving health and wellness clients. She also served as senior vice president, for sales and operations for WebMD, where she spent thirteen years building that company’s revenue generating teams. Prior to WebMD, Gemmell spent ten years in sales, sales leadership, and marketing roles at Pharmacia (now Pfizer). She is a graduate of McGill University in Montreal, Canada and holds a B.Sc. in Biochemistry.

Outside the office: Yoga, traveling, time with my kids and watching them experience new things, mentoring young leaders

Passionate about: Technology enabling healthcare data to finally measure the impact of various interventions ( clinical, educational, promotional) on patient outcomes

Dave Caldwell SVP, Enterprise Solutions

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Dave Caldwell is the SVP of Enterprise Solutions at cloud-based EHR provider Practice Fusion. He hails from Transcend Insights, a wholly owned subsidiary of Humana, where he served as that company’s vice president of sales and marketing. During his career, Caldwell has led highly successful sales, marketing, and client service organizations for three Fortune 500 companies, as well as established and grown the commercial operations for two emerging healthcare technology firms. He has held executive roles with Thermo Fisher Scientific, Quest Diagnostics, Baxter Healthcare, and Focus Diagnostics. Caldwell earned his Bachelor’s degree from St. Olaf College and an M.B.A. from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Outside the office: Non-profits and spending time with family

Passionate about: Interoperability and utilizing technology to bridge gaps in care

John Hluboky SVC, Technical Operations

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John is responsible for Practice Fusion’s Technical Operations team, including datacenter and infrastructure support of Practice Fusion’s EHR and corporate IT functions. John draws on over fourteen years in technology and leadership experience, most recently from the Consumer division of security company McAfee, where his team supported a billion dollar ecommerce engine servicing 40 million customers. He holds an MBA with focus on strategic leadership from Norwich University.

Outside the office: Triathlons with Team in Training, supporting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Passionate about: Providing a secure technology platform enabling the availability of patient information anytime, anywhere

Riyad Omar General Counsel

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Riyad oversees legal operations at Practice Fusion. Riyad has over a decade’s experience managing legal affairs and advising senior executives on strategic and operational objectives. Prior to Practice Fusion, Riyad was VP/Principal Legal Officer for NewsRight, where he oversaw legal operations, and Associate General Counsel of Business Governance for the Associated Press, where he counseled on sales, technology, corporate, privacy, IP, strategic transactions and product matters, including the launch and maintenance of large-scale web platforms. Riyad holds a JD from Stanford Law School and a BA from the University of Southern California.

Outside the office: Spending time with his wife and daughter, great food, travel and high-octane college football

Passionate about: Putting sophisticated and secure health information tools in the hands of practitioners, patients and researchers

Octavia Petrovici SVP, Product Management

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Octavia is the head of Product Management at Practice Fusion, leading the product vision, strategy and product roadmap, in addition to managing the product and technology teams that develop the features of the company’s core EHR and data platform. She is a veteran of Practice Fusion, having joined the company in 2012 to help build the highly scalable cloud-based electronic health record (EHR) platform. Octavia hails from Microsoft, where she led the teams that developed Microsoft’s speech and natural language solutions for Cortana and brings extensive experience in guiding complex development cycles to completion. She graduated from Smith College with bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics.

Outside the office: Sailing around the world, riding her Ducati, good coffee and fashion.

Passionate about: Using the power of technology and innovation to help people live fuller and longer lives.

Joe Priest VP, Real World Evidence

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Joe Priest is Vice President of Real World Evidence at Practice Fusion. Priest joined Practice Fusion from SDI Health, where he served as its vice president and general manager of hospital analytics and healthcare profiles. Prior to SDI, Priest occupied executive roles at Solucient, LLC and NDC Health. Joe reports to Tom Langan, Chief Commercial Officer, and works with Practice Fusion’s executive team to develop strategic partnerships and new solutions with pharmaceutical manufacturers to engage with the company’s suite of data and analytics solutions, including the recently launched Insight platform. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree with concentrations in economics and marketing from Boston College.

Outside the office: Spending time with his wife and their three sons, biking, hiking, traveling and reading

Passionate about: Leveraging Big Data solutions with an integrated healthcare platform to help drive better physician care and patient outcomes