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 Innovation, 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, BSc, MSc
Healthcare Strategy, Co-Founder
With a background in research and quality improvement, Sarah Sharpe has over ten years of experience in developing and implementing improvements in healthcare. She has extensive leadership experience in healthcare measurement, balanced scorecards, and patient satisfaction.
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
Senior Java/Android Engineer
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
Business Development Lead
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.
Nate Gerber, BFA
Project Delivery Manager
Nate brings over six years of experience in digital transformation and boutique management consulting. He is a seasoned facilitator with a personable style and a disciplined approach to design strategy and project management.
Alexandra Panicucci, BSc
Alex has a diverse academic background in basic and clinical research, and has a strong interest in patient-centered approaches, healthcare development, and mental health. Alex is also a graduate student at the University of Toronto, where she is studying translational research within the field of health science.
Joel Desamero, BTech
Senior Web Developer
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 Specialist
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
Afsha has a background in clinical trials, recruitment, and subject management in the pharmaceutical industry in addition to consumer relations experience with multinational corporations. She is pursuing her graduate studies in Health Informatics at The University of Toronto to focus on sustainable patient engagement strategies.
Kristen Whiteford, BSc
After gaining administrative and clinical experience within primary care settings, Kristen brings a unique understanding of patient-centered care. She is pursuing her graduate degree at the University of Toronto, where she envisions a more innovative healthcare system through health informatics.
Jordan D'Souza, H.BSc, MHI
As a project coordinator, Jordan helps reconcile technology, design and value within healthcare. With public service experience, he is passionate about engaging with end-users through experience-based co-design. Jordan is a Health Informatics graduate student at the University of Toronto with a keen interest in knowledge management and system analysis.
Kenneth Yip, BASc
Senior iOS Developer
Kenneth pairs a decade of experience in delivering scalable mobile projects for Fortune 500 companies with full-stack capabilities specializing in iOS, Android, and Web development. His passion lies in entrepreneurship and delivering compelling, global solutions.
Kent Chau, BCompSc
Senior Development Lead
Tianwei Liu, BEng, MEng
Front End Developer
Tianwei focuses on both web and mobile development as a front end developer. Before joining QoC Health, he worked in academic research groups on software development cooperating with researchers in multiple fields. Tianwei is enthusiastic about new technology in healthcare, mobile systems and devices.
Brandon Flowers, BA
Senior Front End Developer
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.
Osman Burak Hantal
As a native mobile developer, Osman has previously developed projects for the entertainment and finance industries and is looking to apply that learning to healthcare. He enjoys learning and working with new technologies in mobile systems and improving end-user experience.
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
Being joining QoC Health as a Junior Designer / Developer, Shirley had an diverse academic background of covering areas such as web development functional programming, art history and human-computer interaction.
SDK and API Developer
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.
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.