Speed of Care is a Clinical Decision Support technology company focused on delivering accurate, high-quality, efficient, evidence-based solutions that are seamlessly integrated into the clinician’s workflow. They are easy to deploy, and easy to use.
Speed of Care Decision Support is an initiative of Flying Aces Technology, Inc., a software and consulting firm. Flying Aces Technology, Inc. (Flying Aces) is a privately held company providing information technology consulting and software solutions. Our clients range from technology start-ups to international enterprises such as McDonald’s. Our healthcare practice clients include industry leaders like Allscripts, Genesis Clinical Laboratory, and Advocate Health Care.
Flying Aces has a track record of innovation. We previously developed and deployed a custom search engine, OutofPocket.com, to allow consumers to comparison shop for common healthcare services. OutofPocket.com was acquired by Cambia Health Solutions, a subsidiary of BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon.
For Advocate Health Care, a 12-hospital system, we currently provide product management, application programming, and IT support for a custom referral software application used daily by 4,200 physicians and staff in the Chicago area. The application was awarded 2nd Place for Technology for the Improvement of Administrative Efficiency at the Emerging Technologies and Healthcare Congress. As part of Advocate Health Care’s referral system, we developed a clinical decision support tool to assess appropriate use for 48 different services.
Flying Aces has been providing information technology and software solutions to the healthcare industry since 2002.
Meet the Team
Patrick is the entrepreneur and technologist who is leading Speed of Care’s clinical decision support platform. He is responsible for the vision, strategy and engineering. Patrick is an accomplished software engineer with more than two decades of experience developing and deploying successful new products and software solutions focusing on improving outcomes, care and reducing cost. Prior to launching Speed of Care, Patrick led software development efforts across a wide range of healthcare organizations including a referral system for Advocate Health Care, a laboratory outreach portal for Genesis Clinical Labs, an EHR web services gateway for Allscripts, a SOAP interface for Noteworthy EHR, and an EMR-prototype for a Tablet PC startup. In 2006 Patrick co-founded Outofpocket.com, a consumer health price transparency portal. Patrick holds a BS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University and Graduate studies in Artificial Intelligence and Quality Management from DePaul University.
Arthur brings a broad and deep knowledge of healthcare information technologies, having been a CIO for over twenty-one years. In this role at Loyola University Health System in Chicago, he directed early adoption of electronic health records and created overall institutional strategic IT plans. LUHS first installed Epic in its academic Loyola University Medical Center, and then extended it to its Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, a 250-bed community hospital. He facilitated using EHR data for research with the Loyola University Chicago’s Medical School. He worked in the “trenches” with strong familiarity with the details of system, interfaces, and infrastructure. Until joining Speed of Care, he consulted independently, most recently assessing the value of integrating the four instances of Epic in a major national health system using a complete financial model. He helps Speed of Care fit its solutions into the integrated framework of health IT and the workflow of physician and related providers. Arthur holds a BS in Mathematics from Loyola University Chicago, and a MS in Computer Science from Northwestern University. Arthur was a multi-term board member of the American Association of Medical Colleges’ Group on Information Resources (AAMC/GIR) and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC). He also is an emeritus member of the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME).
John has over 20 years of experience in Marketing, Engineering and Senior Management. Prior to joining Speed of Care, John held numerous senior management positions primarily focused on launching US products into the EMEA market. Also notable, John held various management positions at a large Chicago area healthcare provider. John particularly enjoys running and is active in several Chicago area clubs. John holds a MS in Mathematics from Loyola Chicago and a BS in Computer Science, also from Loyola.
Mona is an accomplished product marketing professional with a successful track record executing product visions from concept through commercialization for startups and established organizations. Since 2006 Mona has worked as Product Manager in the healthcare industry launching several new product initiatives including co-founder of Outofpocket.com, a health care price transparency portal acquired by Cambia Health Solutions. She was part of the core team at a series-A funded health care startup, Consumer Health Advisers, delivering a mobile internet platform for managing chronic conditions, reducing risk, promoting wellness and managing health care expenses. Prior to joining Speed of Care, Mona was Product Manager for Aon’s Health Point Solution business, focusing on population health initiatives to improve employee health and productivity while managing health care costs. Mona brings a unique combination of software development and marketing skills for translating and articulating complex technical issues and product features into well-defined, easily understood business value propositions. Mona is dedicated and passionate about making a difference in helping to improve our nation’s healthcare system.
Dr. Robert Wagner, MD
Dr. Wagner completed his residency in Nuclear Medicine in 1989 at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Illinois. He has spent his entire career at
Loyola and is currently a professor of Radiology and the Director of the Section of Nuclear Medicine with fellowships in the American College of Radiology
and the American College of Nuclear Medicine. In addition to dual board certification in Nuclear Medicine and Nuclear Cardiology, he has a long history of interest in information technology and its application in medicine This subsequently led to certification as a Microsoft Solution Developer and a Master’s Degree in Management of Information Systems. Honored as a Chicago Top Doctor in the Chicago Consumers Checkbook in 2015 and a recipient of the gold medal from the Central Chapter of the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging in 2016 for his contributions to the field, he has most recently received the Trinity Health Innovations award for his research and development involving a new device to measure gastrointestinal transit time. He is academically active, has edited books, authored chapters, published peer reviewed papers and is the recipient of several grants and two patents. He recently copyrighted software to assist in the management of regulatory requirements in Nuclear Medicine.