True
Interoperability
Realized in
Healthcare.

In a sea of seemingly incompatible healthcare data, we bring it all together.

True Interoperability

We truly connect disparate data—from any system, speaking any language—capitalizing on current investments, increasing speed of discovery and offering complete results.

Meet AVEC™

Singular Focus

Deliberately designed for healthcare, Avec™ is trusted by HCPs around the world to advance academic research, achieve meaningful use and enable the continuum of care.

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Leadership & Experience

With seasoned industry leaders at the helm, we’ve built a team whose experience aligns with yours. We not only speak your language, we believe in your work as much as you do.

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Introducing
Avec

Our proven, purpose-built commercial federated data integration platform enables query and analysis of complex, distributed healthcare data in a manner that is highly secure and protects the ownership and control of data at each site.

•  Works with any analytics option •  Ensures investments in analytics and data visualization tools have access to all data possible ANALYTICS •  Shares complete data results, both aggregated and actual data •  Advanced query functionality allows  healthcare professionals to ask more questions and receive more complete answers APPLICATIONS & REPORTING • De-duplicates, de-identifies, maps & annotates the data •  Exposes data in a secure fashion VIRTUAL APPLIANCE • Avec™ can be deployed on premise and/or in the Cloud • Data continues to live at each individual site FLEXIBLE & LIGHTWEIGHT • Normalizes data • Offers proprietary structural mapping • Compatible with all standard vocabularies PROPRIETARY DATA DICTIONARY • Services include (but are not limited to): Authentication, authorization, federated query processing service, index service/registry, trust fabric service, semantic mapping tool. • SOA enables secure transfer of data. Manages load balancing and offers horizontal scalability for adding services as needed. SHARED INFRASTRUCTURE Services grab requested data. SERVICES

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Where others copy,
We Connect.

Avec™ doesn’t care what databases you’re aggregating or what platform you’re running. It doesn’t require changes to your process of collecting data, how and where data is stored, how it’s structured or what language it speaks. And, it integrates with any analytics platform, resulting in more robust reporting and analytics.

Here's a sampling of the organizations we serve.

Our Clients

The James The James

OSUCCC-James utilizes Avec™ in the creation of a Cancer Research Information Exchange platform, advancing data sharing, healthcare research and delivery.

Institutional Research
Orien Orien

ORIEN is a research partnership among America’s top cancer centers that utilizes Signet Accel’s Avec™ platform to enable data sharing between participating sites.

Collaborative Research
Hairy Cell Hairy Cell

Hairy Cell Leukemia Foundation utilizes Avec™ to enable data integration across an international group of 18 sites, whose goal is to advance research on a rare hematologic malignancy.

Collaborative Research

Data isn't nameless. Patients trust their data will be used in the quest for better treatment.

It's More
Than Code.

Each datapoint represents a real person—a friend or family member in need of, or receiving, care. The institutions we serve are tirelessly committed to improving people’s lives, and we are honored to support their work.

Our team makes
All the difference.

We've been in your shoes. We're here to help you bring it all together...every step of the way.

John Raden
Chief Executive Officer

John is a seasoned leader who invests in people first. With more than 35 years of business experience, John leads Signet Accel in its continued expansion and growing portfolio of national and international clients. Most recently senior vice president of Core Solutions, Inc., a leading electronic health records software company in Chicago, Raden’s 15 years in healthcare and technology include global leadership positions with industry organizations Netsmart, Sequest Technologies and The Echo Group.

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Dave Billiter
Chief Operating Officer

Dave leads strategic partnerships and operations with more than 15 years’ experience in software and healthcare informatics. He has successfully grown teams and operations in both for- and non-profit sectors.  Most recently Director of Informatics at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, he grew his department five-fold, directly led over $10 Million in informatics and research projects, and was awarded two TechColumbus Innovations Awards and a Health Care Heroes award along with his team. Dave holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Health Care Management from Columbia Southern University.

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Kimberley Ferguson
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Kimberley is a results-driven executive with a creative mind and a passion for improving patient lives. She leads our sales team in expanding our client portfolio and further establishes the brand as a leader in healthcare technology. Her more than 18 years’ experience includes national leadership positions with Roche Diagnostics and most recently Illumina, as a senior business development specialist focusing in clinical bioinformatics. A trained microbiologist, Ferguson transitioned her career from the laboratory to the sales arena nearly 20 years ago. Based in California, she provides a West Coast presence for the company.

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Mark Vance
Director of Engineering

Mark is a highly-skilled technologist with a faculty for sharing his knowledge with the non-technical crowd.  One of the original engineers of Avec™, today he leads our engineering teams for ETL, SOA, UI/UX design, Testing and QA and Data Modeling. Most recently, he was a Biomedical Informatics Software Developer at the Wexner Medical Center in the OSU Informatics Research and Development Unit. While there, he served as tech lead on the Total Cancer Care project and was lead developer on the openMDR project. Mark pursued his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University where he received a B.S. in both Physics and Computer Science. 

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Mike Lamont
Director of Client Engagement

A seasoned healthcare IT professional with nearly 30 years’ experience, Mike leads all aspects of the project management life cycle at Signet Accel. He manages a team of analysts, subject matter experts, project managers, and client engagement specialists—all working together to ensure a tailored and successful experience for our clients. Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Science and Administration from Central Michigan University and an undergraduate degree from Miami University. Prior to joining our team, he was the Director of Application Support and Development in the Information Technology Department at OhioHealth, establishing interoperability between healthcare IT systems.

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Philip R. O. Payne, PhD, FACMI
Co-Founder, Signet Accel

Dr. Payne co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of the Avec™ platform. Currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, he is an internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics. He is the author of over 175 publications focusing on the intersection of biomedical informatics and clinical and translational science domains, including several seminal reports that have defined a new sub-domain of biomedical informatics theory and practice, specifically focusing upon clinical research applications. Read Dr. Payne’s complete biography.

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Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI
Co-Founder, Signet Accel

Dr. Embi co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of the Avec™ platform. He is a renowned rheumatologist and an internationally recognized researcher and educator in the field of clinical research informatics, with numerous publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. Dr. Embi is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics at The Ohio State University. He also serves as Chief Research Information Officer and Associate Dean for Research Informatics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Read Dr. Embi’s complete biography.

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John Raden
Chief Executive Officer

John is a seasoned leader who invests in people first. With more than 35 years of business experience, John leads Signet Accel in its continued expansion and growing portfolio of national and international clients. Most recently senior vice president of Core Solutions, Inc., a leading electronic health records software company in Chicago, Raden’s 15 years in healthcare and technology include global leadership positions with industry organizations Netsmart, Sequest Technologies and The Echo Group.

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Dave Billiter
Chief Operating Officer

Dave leads strategic partnerships and operations with more than 15 years’ experience in software and healthcare informatics. He has successfully grown teams and operations in both for- and non-profit sectors.  Most recently Director of Informatics at The Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, he grew his department five-fold, directly led over $10 Million in informatics and research projects, and was awarded two TechColumbus Innovations Awards and a Health Care Heroes award along with his team. Dave holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration in Health Care Management from Columbia Southern University.

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Kimberley Ferguson
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Kimberley is a results-driven executive with a creative mind and a passion for improving patient lives. She leads our sales team in expanding our client portfolio and further establishes the brand as a leader in healthcare technology. Her more than 18 years’ experience includes national leadership positions with Roche Diagnostics and most recently Illumina, as a senior business development specialist focusing in clinical bioinformatics. A trained microbiologist, Ferguson transitioned her career from the laboratory to the sales arena nearly 20 years ago. Based in California, she provides a West Coast presence for the company.

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Mark Vance
Director of Engineering

Mark is a highly-skilled technologist with a faculty for sharing his knowledge with the non-technical crowd.  One of the original engineers of Avec™, today he leads our engineering teams for ETL, SOA, UI/UX design, Testing and QA and Data Modeling. Most recently, he was a Biomedical Informatics Software Developer at the Wexner Medical Center in the OSU Informatics Research and Development Unit. While there, he served as tech lead on the Total Cancer Care project and was lead developer on the openMDR project. Mark pursued his undergraduate studies at The Ohio State University where he received a B.S. in both Physics and Computer Science. 

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Mike Lamont
Director of Client Engagement

A seasoned healthcare IT professional with nearly 30 years’ experience, Mike leads all aspects of the project management life cycle at Signet Accel. He manages a team of analysts, subject matter experts, project managers, and client engagement specialists—all working together to ensure a tailored and successful experience for our clients. Mike holds a Master’s Degree in Science and Administration from Central Michigan University and an undergraduate degree from Miami University. Prior to joining our team, he was the Director of Application Support and Development in the Information Technology Department at OhioHealth, establishing interoperability between healthcare IT systems.

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Philip R. O. Payne, PhD, FACMI
Co-Founder, Signet Accel

Dr. Payne co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of the Avec™ platform. Currently Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine, he is an internationally recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics. He is the author of over 175 publications focusing on the intersection of biomedical informatics and clinical and translational science domains, including several seminal reports that have defined a new sub-domain of biomedical informatics theory and practice, specifically focusing upon clinical research applications. Read Dr. Payne’s complete biography.

LinkedIn
Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI
Co-Founder, Signet Accel

Dr. Embi co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of the Avec™ platform. He is a renowned rheumatologist and an internationally recognized researcher and educator in the field of clinical research informatics, with numerous publications and presentations describing his innovations in the field. Dr. Embi is Associate Professor and Vice Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Director of the Division of Clinical and Translational Informatics at The Ohio State University. He also serves as Chief Research Information Officer and Associate Dean for Research Informatics at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Read Dr. Embi’s complete biography.

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Signet Accel’s Avec™ platform is true interoperability realized in healthcare. As the sole alternative to traditional, centralized data management solutions, Avec delivers the industry's only purpose-built commercial federated data integration platform, developed and refined over 12 years at The Ohio State University. Signet Accel’s software products and services power the work of consortia, institutions, and health professionals around the world with unmatched security, sharing capability and speed of discovery —advancing academic research, achieving meaningful use objectives, and enabling the continuum of care.