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Employment History

Vice President, Business and Medical Intelligence
ikaSystems Corporation

Vice President of Medical Systems
ikaSystems Corporation

Medical Director
ikaSystems Corporation

Vice President
Medical Systems

Senior Vice President
Medical Systems

Medical Director of SHARE Health Plan
Share Development Corporation

Co-Corporate Medical Director
Share Development Corporation

Consultant
IMC

Position, Acquisition
IMC

Affiliations

Founder
DataMedica

Education

MD



University of Minnesota School of Medicine

M.D.

MD Vice President , Business & Medical

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"Passport Health Plan uses ikaHEDIS and ikaProfyle to stabilize professional and performance expenses, which provide the cost-effectiveness necessary to thrive," says Solomon J. Zak, M.D., Vice President, Business and Medical Intelligence for ikaSystems. Based on this cost-savings, Passport Health Plan has set "a positive example" for other Medicaid programs in the country, adds Dr. Zak.


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The ikaProfyleĂ” System is a "trusted" evaluation service that is universally accepted by physicians, insurers, and employers, says Dr. Solomon J. Zak, founder of DataMedica and current VP of Medical Systems for ikaSolutions.

The ikaProfyle System is the only evaluation service that compares providers based on case-mix adjustment measures.Case-mix adjustment methodology is a disease-based profiling system that includes cost adjustments based on a patient's disease in addition to age and gender.The entire healthcare community has a "profound interest" in the case-mix adjustment methodology, adds Dr.Zak.


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Solomon J. Zak, M.D.Medical Director

Dr. Solomon J. Zak is ikaSolutions' Medical Director, responsible for the systems requirements of the Electronic Healthcare Claims Adjudication System and the Physician Profiling System.He has spent the past fifteen years working exclusively in this capacity."Dr.
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Before joining ikaSolutions, Dr. Zak founded several companies in the healthcare industry.In the process of these endeavors he identified actuarially defined, case mix adjusted, and provider risk tiers for 40 health plans and insurance entities throughout the US.His most recent endeavor, DataMedica, created a primary care provider quality assessment system, the Zak Quality Index (ZQI), consisting of 59 measures.The ZQI demonstrates that economic profiling of primary care physicians is an excellent proxy for quality of practice.DataMedica was one of the first providers to offer HEDIS reports to it clients.
Dr. Zak graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine in 1957.He subsequently taught hematology, performed research, and published in many peer-review journals.He served as Medical Director of SHARE Health Plan of Minnesota and served as Co-Corporate Medical Director of Share Development Corporation until it merged with United Health Care.Dr. Zak later served as consultant to Humana Hospital Corporation in its acquisition of IMC, and initiated the licensing of UCARE, a successful University of Minnesota HMO.


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to coordinate such care" says Solomon J. Zak, MD, Sr. VP, Medical and Business Intelligence at ikaSystems.


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The ikaProfyle™ System is a "trusted" evaluation service that is universally accepted by physicians, insurers, and employers, says Dr. Solomon J. Zak, founder of DataMedica and current VP of Medical Systems for ikaSolutions.

The ikaProfyle System is the only evaluation service that compares providers based on case-mix adjustment measures. Case-mix adjustment methodology is a disease-based profiling system that includes cost adjustments based on a patient's disease in addition to age and gender. The entire healthcare community has a "profound interest" in the case-mix adjustment methodology, adds Dr.Zak.

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