About Us


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



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.



Operations Owl

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.



Head Geek

James has 14 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.



Money Guy

Gary has 8 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.



Sales & Marketing Ninja

Having helped companies expand internationally over the last 18 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.



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.


Natalia Burgos

Brand Evangelist

Natalia is a 4th year student at Ryerson University studying Global Management and Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about advancing women and gender equality in the workplace and is currently the President of Ryerson Women in Leadership. Natalia practices Ninjutsu and Jeet Kune Do 3 times a week and spends the majority of her time learning about the intricacies of the Universe.


Alicia Lee

Dream Alchemist

Alicia is a 4th year graphic design student in the YSDN program at York University. She is passionate about problem solving through design and specializes in making improvements in 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 will help to make a positive impact on peoples' lives. She also enjoys playing ukelele.


Jeff Adams

Opportunity Farmer

Jeff has 4 years of experience in project management, relationship management, and conducting market research. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Harvard University, majoring in Economics, and has taken part in the outreach efforts for several companies and initiatives. Jeff enjoys running, dogs and believes that education will save the world.


Hernan Burgos

Business Development Jedi

Hernan is an IT/Sales professional with over 20 years' experience consulting including government, law and manufacturing. He thrives in challenging environments that require innovation and creative problem solving. Hernan's strong leadership, 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, Barcelona.


Our Vision


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