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Dr. Michael Li Joins Pascal Metrics

Veteran data scientist to lead Pascal’s advanced analytics team

WASHINGTON, DC – January 23, 2012. Pascal Metrics is pleased to announce that Dr. Michael Li has joined Pascal Metrics as Vice President of Applied Science. Dr. Li will be responsible for expanding Pascal’s advanced analytics and predictive modeling capabilities and services.

Drew Ladner, Pascal’s CEO, said of the announcement: “We are delighted to have Michael on board. Our client partners have been asking for help in understand what their data mean and how to anticipate and avoid patient harm. Michael’s leadership will keep Pascal on the forefront of the quest to predict harm systematically and to intervene before it happens.”

Bringing 17 years of experience in data analytics, management and marketing consulting, Dr. Li previously built two analytic consulting practices at ImpactRx and IMS Health, respectively. At ImpactRx, he built and led an analytics group that specialized in econometric modeling, data mining, R&D and analytic consulting services. He has developed more than a dozen of new advanced analytic processes and service offerings that effectively leveraged different data assets. Overall, Dr. Li has consulted for many major pharmaceutical, biotech, and other large service companies with significant data assets. He is a statistical methodologist specializing in data mining, statistical method and analytic process design, consulting project management and execution, data strategy and unlocking value in “Big Data.”

Today hundreds of hospitals and healthcare systems and thousands of users depend on Pascal HealthBench®, the field’s leading cloud-based platform, to drive safety and quality improvement in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Combined with deep clinical and scientific expertise, HealthBench uses clinical triggers, other leading indicators, and innovative tools in software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions to support improvement in the culture of safety, adverse event management, and leadership engagement and development.

Dr. Allan Frankel, Pascal’s Co-Chief Medical Officer (CMO), added that “The field is recognizing that both culture and systems matter in delivering safe and reliable care. The piece often missing is credible, continuous data to support ongoing improvement efforts.”

Dr. Li is a frequent speaker at American Marketing Association Advanced Research Techniques Forum (AMA ART Forum), Pharmaceutical Management Science Association (PMSA) and Pharmaceutical Marketing Research Group (PMRG). He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in MIS and Applied Mathematics from Tsinghua University in P. R. China, a MA and PhD in Economics and Econometrics from University of Rochester.

Dr. Michael Leonard, Pascal’s Co-CMO, summed up by saying, “Clinical leaders know that, if a patient is at risk, what’s needed is insight now – not another report from a retrospective BI tool. Leveraging ‘Big Data’ in real or near real time is what’s needed. And that’s what we do.”

About Pascal Metrics

Pascal Metrics is the first and only Patient Safety Organization (PSO) that specializes in providing real-time patient safety and clinical improvement services to reduce patient harm and related cost. Pascal’s unique integration of clinical expertise and cloud-based services supports the delivery of comprehensive healthcare analytics and solutions in academic, community, government and private hospitals and healthcare systems in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, making Pascal a leader in the areas of safety culture, adverse event management and leadership development. Pascal is based in Washington, D.C.