Duane Steward, DVM, MSIE, Ph.D.
Dr. Steward serves as a Senior Consultant to the company.
is a veteran of medical informatics research, biomedical software development, industrial engineering and veterinary clinical practice.
After more than a decade of clinical veterinary practice with an electronic veterinary records system, which he authored, he completed a fellowship in Medical Informatics Research Training and a Ph.D. in Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
In addition, Dr. Steward holds a B.S. degree in Biology from Florida State University, a D.V.M. from the University Of Florida College Of Veterinary Medicine, and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from Florida A&M University-Florida State University.
Following his Ph.D. training, he served as a Visiting Scientist at M.I.T. and a Consulting Software Developer at Massachusetts General Hospital where he was among the first programmers contributing code to what is today recognized as "i2b2: Informatics for Integrating Biology & the Bedside."
Since that time, Dr. Steward
has contributed at all levels of the software life cycle in a litany of non-clinical, pharmaceutical and clinical enterprises.
Highlights include employment at SAIC, where served as project manager for a for multimillion dollar multinational Global IT Harmonization project leading to integration and archiving of Clinical Study Drug Inventory Software (GMP regulated) for the Pfizer-Pharmacea merger.
Most recently, he served as Chief Computer Scientist for Health Informatics at Nemours where his computer modeling efforts facilitated unprecedented reductions in the average length of pediatric emergency department visits.
As co-investigator on multiple federally funded grants awarded to Nemours
contributed to research on clinical decision support in obesity management monitoring, care coordination, and medical guideline automation.
He also served, from 2007 to 2013, on the Health Information Exchange Coordinating Committee for the State of Florida.