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AVEC®
The fastest path
to discovery.

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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Integrating data no longer means losing half of it.

The Avec®
Advantage

Data integration doesn’t need to be difficult. Experience discovery at unprecedented speeds—without requiring data centralization, interrupting existing workflows, adhering to a single standard or sacrificing security and ownership.

Dive deeper into how AVEC® works.
•  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

Avec® connects your data as it is and where it is.

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
CRI CRI

The CRIE utilizes Avec® to connect and exchange data among the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, and OSUCCC-James.

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 17 years in healthcare and technology include global leadership positions with industry organizations Netsmart, Sequest Technologies and The Echo Group.

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Brenda Berry
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Brenda is a customer-driven executive with a passion for the role of technology in advancing healthcare. She leads sales and marketing at Signet Accel, expanding our client portfolio and further establishing the brand as a leader in healthcare technology. With more than three decades in both business and behavioral healthcare, Brenda’s experience includes national leadership positions with Netsmart and The Echo Group. Most recently a senior sales executive at Core Solutions, Inc., she secured the largest commercial sale in the history of the company. Brenda’s commitment to understanding customers’ needs—from pre-purchase to post-contract—makes her an inimitable addition to the team.

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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®, he now oversees all engineering efforts at Signet Accel including: Data Integration, Data Modeling, Architecture, UI/UX design, Security, Testing and QA. Mark previously served as a Biomedical Informatics Software Developer at the Wexner Medical Center in The Ohio State University Informatics Research and Development Unit. While there, he served as technology lead and lead developer on many projects, including Total Cancer Care and openMDR. Mark is a graduate of The Ohio State University in both Physics and Computer Science. 

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Carolyn Ewing-Turner
Vice President, Marketing

A results-oriented, creative-minded executive with more than two decades’ experience in strategic healthcare marketing, Carolyn leads global marketing for Signet Accel, further establishing the company as a leader in HIT and data integration while supporting company growth. She oversees marketing efforts companywide from strategy to implementation, ensuring marketing is woven throughout the organization with a collaborative and integrative approach. Carolyn holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing and Health Services Management, from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. 

Mike Lamont
Executive Vice President, Operations

A seasoned healthcare IT executive with nearly 30 years’ experience, Mike leads all aspects of the delivery team at Signet Accel, including engineering, project management and client service. He oversees all operations for the company, including a team of engineers, 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
Chief Science Officer, Signet Accel

Dr. Payne co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of the Avec® platform during his tenure as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine. Dr. Payne is an internationally-recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics. He is the author of over 175 publications, including several seminal reports that have served to define a new sub-domain of biomedical informatics theory and practice specifically focusing upon clinical research applications. Dr. Payne currently serves as inaugural director of the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

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Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI
Chief Medical Officer, Signet Accel

Dr. Embi co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of the Avec® platform. A leader in medicine, academia and business, he is an acclaimed rheumatologist and an internationally-recognized researcher and educator in the field of clinical research informatics with numerous publications, presentations and innovations. Formerly chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, Dr. Embi is currently president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, professor of medicine and associate dean for informatics and health services research at Indiana University School of Medicine, vice president for learning health systems at Indiana University Health and chair-elect of AMIA.

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Karen Orr
Director of Client Engagement

Karen brings a passion for service, clear communication and collaboration to every client engagement. She draws from more than 15 years of HIT experience as she leads the training and ongoing technical support for our clients. Her extensive background in training and support of clinicians, including the support of a newly-opened paperless hospital, only further solidifies her effectiveness in her role. Karen is a graduate of Ohio University with a BS in Organizational Communication. 

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Curt Weber
National Sales Director, Pharma Division

A steadfast, principled sales executive with more than two decades’ experience in healthcare, Curt leads Signet Accel’s national sales team, with a focus on biopharma, and is charged with market development and penetration. Passionate about healthcare and improved patient outcomes, Curt approaches his work with a genuine desire to build lasting relationships while remaining true to his belief in the importance of process, discipline, passion and effort. Curt’s extensive experience includes positions with Cerner, Glaxo-Smith Cline, RBC Medical Innovations, Morgan-Hunter Healthcare, Inc. and most recently, IBM Watson Health Analytics. 

Sandee Workman
Finance Manager

Sandee is a detail-driven professional with exceptional customer service skills and genuine joy for her work. As a finance manager with nearly three decades in the field, including contract negotiation, support and execution, Sandee partners with the team to ensure accurate reporting, and billing functions. Prior to joining Signet Accel, Sandee was Director of Operations for a coaching and consulting company.

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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 17 years in healthcare and technology include global leadership positions with industry organizations Netsmart, Sequest Technologies and The Echo Group.

LinkedIn
Brenda Berry
Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Brenda is a customer-driven executive with a passion for the role of technology in advancing healthcare. She leads sales and marketing at Signet Accel, expanding our client portfolio and further establishing the brand as a leader in healthcare technology. With more than three decades in both business and behavioral healthcare, Brenda’s experience includes national leadership positions with Netsmart and The Echo Group. Most recently a senior sales executive at Core Solutions, Inc., she secured the largest commercial sale in the history of the company. Brenda’s commitment to understanding customers’ needs—from pre-purchase to post-contract—makes her an inimitable addition to the team.

LinkedIn
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®, he now oversees all engineering efforts at Signet Accel including: Data Integration, Data Modeling, Architecture, UI/UX design, Security, Testing and QA. Mark previously served as a Biomedical Informatics Software Developer at the Wexner Medical Center in The Ohio State University Informatics Research and Development Unit. While there, he served as technology lead and lead developer on many projects, including Total Cancer Care and openMDR. Mark is a graduate of The Ohio State University in both Physics and Computer Science. 

LinkedIn
Carolyn Ewing-Turner
Vice President, Marketing

A results-oriented, creative-minded executive with more than two decades’ experience in strategic healthcare marketing, Carolyn leads global marketing for Signet Accel, further establishing the company as a leader in HIT and data integration while supporting company growth. She oversees marketing efforts companywide from strategy to implementation, ensuring marketing is woven throughout the organization with a collaborative and integrative approach. Carolyn holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, specializing in Marketing and Health Services Management, from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. 

Mike Lamont
Executive Vice President, Operations

A seasoned healthcare IT executive with nearly 30 years’ experience, Mike leads all aspects of the delivery team at Signet Accel, including engineering, project management and client service. He oversees all operations for the company, including a team of engineers, 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. 

LinkedIn
Philip R. O. Payne, PhD, FACMI
Chief Science Officer, Signet Accel

Dr. Payne co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of the Avec® platform during his tenure as Professor and Chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, College of Medicine. Dr. Payne is an internationally-recognized leader in the field of clinical research informatics and translational bioinformatics. He is the author of over 175 publications, including several seminal reports that have served to define a new sub-domain of biomedical informatics theory and practice specifically focusing upon clinical research applications. Dr. Payne currently serves as inaugural director of the Institute for Informatics at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis.

LinkedIn
Peter J. Embi, MD, MS, FACP, FACMI
Chief Medical Officer, Signet Accel

Dr. Embi co-led the formation of Signet Accel and the creation of the Avec® platform. A leader in medicine, academia and business, he is an acclaimed rheumatologist and an internationally-recognized researcher and educator in the field of clinical research informatics with numerous publications, presentations and innovations. Formerly chair of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at The Ohio State University, Dr. Embi is currently president and CEO of the Regenstrief Institute, professor of medicine and associate dean for informatics and health services research at Indiana University School of Medicine, vice president for learning health systems at Indiana University Health and chair-elect of AMIA.

LinkedIn
Karen Orr
Director of Client Engagement

Karen brings a passion for service, clear communication and collaboration to every client engagement. She draws from more than 15 years of HIT experience as she leads the training and ongoing technical support for our clients. Her extensive background in training and support of clinicians, including the support of a newly-opened paperless hospital, only further solidifies her effectiveness in her role. Karen is a graduate of Ohio University with a BS in Organizational Communication. 

LinkedIn
Curt Weber
National Sales Director, Pharma Division

A steadfast, principled sales executive with more than two decades’ experience in healthcare, Curt leads Signet Accel’s national sales team, with a focus on biopharma, and is charged with market development and penetration. Passionate about healthcare and improved patient outcomes, Curt approaches his work with a genuine desire to build lasting relationships while remaining true to his belief in the importance of process, discipline, passion and effort. Curt’s extensive experience includes positions with Cerner, Glaxo-Smith Cline, RBC Medical Innovations, Morgan-Hunter Healthcare, Inc. and most recently, IBM Watson Health Analytics. 

Sandee Workman
Finance Manager

Sandee is a detail-driven professional with exceptional customer service skills and genuine joy for her work. As a finance manager with nearly three decades in the field, including contract negotiation, support and execution, Sandee partners with the team to ensure accurate reporting, and billing functions. Prior to joining Signet Accel, Sandee was Director of Operations for a coaching and consulting company.

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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.