About Us

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Back in 2011, a couple of our initial founders – James and Duncan – met while working on a variety of health integration projects including a Shared Health Data Repository. While implementing these projects, they realized that a key piece of technology was central to each project they looked to build: a health data repository that could exchange data with other systems, keep data secure, and make data discoverable.

So began the concept of Smile CDR.

During this period, James had been the maintainer for the HAPI HL7v2 library for a number of years. He then went on to build out the HL7 FHIR Java reference implementation as the HAPI project. James and Duncan realized that FHIR was the perfect fit for health data collections. They believed that a standards-based approach was critical in addressing the challenges of industry interoperability.

Over the next 2 years, James and Duncan crafted the solution together by identifying features and functionality necessary for a stand-alone CDR implementation. As the product neared commercialization, more team members joined James and Duncan and Simpatico Intelligent Systems was born.

Simpatico kicked off the first commercial release of Smile CDR in December of 2016. Today, our management team has extensive experience in health solutions, and aims to establish Smile CDR as a global standard for better integrated healthcare data.

The Team

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YOURIK HACOUPIAN

The Godfather

Yourik is a serial entrepreneur who has created and grown three software companies in the medical back-office automation niche. With a wealth of experience in the practical management of information technology businesses and by combining the academic background in Technology and business with a hands-on entrepreneurial approach he was able to build startups, make acquisitions, achieve successful exits and manage companies in Canada and overseas.

yourik@simpatico.ai
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DUNCAN WEATHERSTON

Operations Guy

Duncan has been an IT professional and entrepreneur for over 25 years. He has a multidisciplinary background that spans business development and systems integration, development, and support. Duncan played a significant role in the development of Ontario's electronic health record services, and he is an advocate of using health data to support clinical outcomes.

duncan@simpatico.ai
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JAMES AGNEW

Head Geek

James has 15 years of experience in healthcare software development, architecture, and development management. He has extensive experience in developing interoperability solutions, healthcare data capture and visualization software, and most recently mobile medical apps. He is a member and co-chair of HL7, and an editor of the HL7 FHIR standard. He is also the project lead for the HAPI Project, and smiles a lot.

james@simpatico.ai
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GARY LIANG

Money Guy

Gary has 9 years of experience in investment banking and corporate development M&A. He specializes in enterprise software and technology, and has advised on transactions in the healthcare industry. During his time at Constellation Software, he completed multiple acquisitions of healthcare SaaS companies. In his free time, Gary likes to work.

gary@simpatico.ai
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CLEMENT NG

Sales & Marketing Ninja

Having helped companies expand internationally over the last 19 years, Clement brings extensive experience in signing and managing Global 1000 clients for software startups, including enterprise software and SaaS offerings. Clement enjoys bringing great people together and cooking for them.

cng@simpatico.ai
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DIEDERIK MUYLWYK

Subordinate Geek

Diederik is a software developer with [current_year - 2011] years experience in the healthcare and finance sectors. It's important to Diederik that his work be challenging, interesting, and impactful. He enjoys short-haired cats, taco-shaped pillows, and 1..*-player board games. He can type 379 CPM (76 WPM) with 100% accuracy; putting him in the 91st percentile. Diederik loves his mum.

diederik@simpatico.ai
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NATALIA BURGOS

Time Overlord

Natalia is a recent global management graduate from Ryerson University. She has 5 years of experience in planning and executing projects of all sizes. Passionate about women empowerment, Natalia is the former President of Ryerson's largest women empowerment network: Ryerson Women in Leadership (RWIL). Natalia enjoys martial arts, non-fiction, Thai food, and interior design.

natalia@simpatico.ai
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ALICIA LEE

Dream Alchemist

Alicia is a graphic design graduate of the YSDN program at York University. She is passionate about problem solving through design, and she specializes in making improvements to both the visual and user interface in order to enhance the user experience. Alicia believes in aligning herself with projects that serve a greater purpose, and she will help to make a positive impact on people’s lives. She also enjoys playing ukulele.

alicia@simpatico.ai
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LALITH ADITYA GOGA

Programmer-at-Arms

Lalith Aditya is a certified Java developer who started his career in the Health Insurance industry in 2012. He has a postgraduate degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Windsor. Apart from his passion for programming, he is a gamer and an excellent cook.

lalith@simpatico.ai
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HERNAN BURGOS

Business Development Jedi

Hernan is an IT/Sales professional with over 20 years of experience in consulting, including government, law, and manufacturing. He thrives in challenging environments that require innovation and creative problem solving. Hernan's strong leadership, and analytical and problem solving skills deliver desired results for his clients. In his spare time, Hernan likes to play soccer in Toronto and cheer for his favourite team. Go Barcelona!

hernan@simpatico.ai
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MOHAMMAD FAROOQI

Head Geek's Disciple

Mohammad is a full stack JavaScript developer who enjoys working on web applications. He has a BComm from Ryerson University and an Advanced Diploma from Sheridan College in programming. Mohammad worked for 2 years at Scotiabank as a Senior Technical Analyst. There he mostly provided technical support to traders and later found passion for web development.

mohammad@simpatico.ai
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GEORGE ZYWIEL

Mr. Robot

George is a recent computer science graduate from the University of Toronto. He enjoys solving challenging problems and building cool things on the Internet. He feels at home in healthcare technology because he has a robot brain and a Care Bear heart. George spends his spare time searching for the best coffee in Canada and perfecting his latte art skills.

george@simpatico.ai
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ALEX THOMPSON

Userologist

Alex is a human-computer interaction designer, illustrator, and over-thinker. She is currently studying 2D and 3D design, front-end development, and the art of the user experience. Her passions lie in solving problems by combining art and technology wherever the world needs it.

alex@simpatico.ai

Our Vision

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We started Simpatico Intelligent Systems because we believe there are countless workflows and data exchanges that can be enabled by a complete data repository. We aim to deliver a CDR that connects to every necessary data source quickly and at low cost.

Here's what we want to bring to our industry and how we believe we can make a positive difference:

  • Highly responsive and performant clinical platform to enable modern healthcare
  • Reliable, quick to implement, enterprise grade health records storage and retrieval
  • Ecosystem that facilitates innovation and adoption of health applications
  • Advance the use of machine learning and AI in health data systems
  • Responsive implementation and operational support for the solution and FHIR
  • Supporting application development and deployment teams in their support of healthcare

We power the next generation of health systems