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.
...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.