QoC Health Was Created to Improve Patient Outcomes, Increase Patient Satisfaction, and Reduce Cost of Care Through Technology
Our team is comprised of experts in healthcare, business, and technology. That is what makes us uniquely qualified to build, test, and commercialize your digital health ideas.
A post-surgical monitoring application tested at Women’s College Hospital showed strong clinical outcomes and cost savings.
Women’s College Hospital was focused on reducing the total length of stay in their hospital while at the same time minimizing readmissions, increasing patient engagement in their own care, and increasing levels of satisfaction. The expedited discharge and at-home patient recovery left them with an absence of outcome data. This had become a barrier to quality improvement.
As such, Women’s College Hospital conducted a research study using a post-surgical monitoring application developed by QoC Health and achieved the following outcomes:
Emerging Complications Detected
Reduction in Average Patient Travel
Our solutions are making a difference in the lives of patients everywhere, but it’s our people that are revolutionizing healthcare.
A life-long entrepreneur with the unique ability to combine a strong vision for the unlimited potential of technology with a creative imagination. Previous roles include co-founding Canada’s leading marketing and communications service.
John Semple, BSc, MD, MSc, FRCSC
Healthcare Strategy, Co-Founder
As former Surgeon in Chief at Women’s College Hospital, Dr. Semple has a special interest in converging mobile technologies that improve the quality of care and efficiencies in the ambulatory surgical setting.
Sarah Sharpe, PhD
Healthcare Innovation, Co-Founder
With a background in mixed methods research and evaluation, Sarah’s focus is on the development and implementation of improvements in healthcare. She has extensive leadership experience in quality improvement, patient engagement and co-design of new healthcare technology solutions.
Raymond Shih, BComm, MBA, CPA
Before joining QoC Health, Raymond Shih was Program Manager at Grand Challenges Canada for the Financial Innovations program, which focused on impact investing. He also has professional experience in management consulting, financial modelling/analysis, and operations management.
Randy Ostojic, BEng
Business Strategy, Co-Founder
Randy brings over 25 years of experience in general management, sales, and sales management. He gained this experience in a number of executive positions with HP Canada culminating in his appointment as Vice President of Sales for the Technology Solutions Group.
Hongli Li, BCompSc
Director of Technology & Engineering
Hongli has more than 10 years of experience in web development, mobile frameworks, search technology, content re-use, and video licensing. He is passionate about open source projects and technology innovations.
Anu Jhajj, BSc, MSc
With past roles in research, management consulting, and the Ontario Ministry of Health, Anu brings 10 years of strategic perspective to her work. She is passionate about innovation and the unlimited possibilities of a healthcare system enabled by technology.
Yuming Cui, BCompSc
Yuming is a Android Developer at QoC Health. Before joining the company, he worked as a lead android developer and developed applications used by thousands of users. He also has experience in embedded systems which are used for medical and industrial devices.
Joel Desamero, BTech
Joel is a web developer, co-author of a web-programming book, and a meticulous problem solver with over two decades of experience. Before working at QoC Health, he was the co-founder of a digital agency that developed websites for clients such as Sick Kids International and Mercedes-Benz. He gets fired up about efficiency and finding simple, elegant solutions for complex web problems.
Lillian Piekut, BAA
Digital Design and Experience Lead
Lillian has been in the web and design business for almost 10 years, with a background in illustration, graphic/web design, and front-end development. She has direct experience in the entire project lifecycle from gathering information, planning, organizing, building wireframes, designing and coding, through to presentations, servicing clients, appointing tasks and managing teams.
Afsha Rizvi, BSc, MHI
Afsha has a background in clinical trials, recruitment, and subject management in the pharmaceutical industry in addition to consumer relations experience with multinational corporations.
Kristen Whiteford, BHSc, MHI
After gaining administrative and clinical experience within primary care settings, Kristen brings a unique understanding of patient-centered care.
Brandon Flowers, BA
Front End Lead
Brandon is a hybrid designer / developer and budding data scientist. He enjoys developing innovative interfaces that are data-driven, bring people together online to collaborate with each other and AI, fostering community.
Junior Front-End Developer
Vincent has knowledge of web development, human-computer Interaction, game architecture, and digital systems. Before joining QoC Health, he worked as a web developer for an organization creating webpages targeted at developing countries.
Junior Designer / Developer
Before joining QoC Health as a Junior Designer / Developer, Shirley had a diverse academic background covering areas such as web development functional programming, art history and human-computer interaction.
SDK and API Lead
Joon has six years of full-stack experience delivering software products for the banking and health industries. He is passionate about coding, designing, data analysis, and building scalable, robust apps.
As a Front-End Developer, Yves brings over two years of front-end development experience along with his passion to deliver scalable, robust, tested, and awesome apps. He is a strong self-learner and always looks for a simpler and more efficient way to implement a solution.
Nignesh Patel, BSc
As an iOS developer, Nignesh brings his past experience in healthcare apps and cross-platform app develop to implement the best possible solution for each application. In doing so, he aims to deploy applications with higher performance and memory optimization.
Lili Ye, BBA
Front End Developer
After graduating from business school, Lili developed her love for digital products while working at Apple and has since spent time in various organizations specializing in front-end development. Lili strongly believes that intuitive and simplistic user experiences are paramount to successful web & mobile products.
Julia Roy, HBA, MHI
Director of Production
Julia has focused her time on the convergence between health transformation, digital health and health analytics. She is driven to explore opportunities for improved population health outcomes through digital health and health analytics, and to find the niche for emerging technologies within our current marketplace. She has over eight years of experience working within organizations both nationally and internationally in roles spanning investment banking, international development, healthcare and technology startups.
Ray Xie, BCompSci
Front End Developer
As a Front end developer, Ray focuses on web application development. Before joining QoC Health, he worked in the social media industry and and developed solutions for restaurant owners. Ray is also interested in cutting-edge technologies including such as big data and machine learning.