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David Yakimischak is the Senior Vice President of Information Systems for Surescripts. In this capacity, he is responsible for the strategy, election, integration, implementation and maintenance of all internal applications and analytics tools, providing services for all functions across the business to drive improved effectiveness and efficiency. Previously, Mr. Yakimischak led Surescripts' Medication Network Services core business and was also responsible for pharmacy and PBM services such as prescription drug monitoring programs, electronic prior authorization, and adherence messaging. From 2009 to 2012, Mr. Yakimischak led the Quality Office at Surescripts. In that role, he ensured the quality of the end-to-end e-prescribing process - from the time a prescription is first considered by a prescriber to the time the medication is dispensed to the patient and all intermediate points. From 2006 to 2009, and prior to his role in the Quality Office, Mr. Yakimischak led technology for Surescripts and was responsible for product development, product management, technical operations, implementation and certification, and customer support. From 1999 to 2002, Mr. Yakimischak was the CTO at MedicaLogic/Medscape, a leading provider of electronic medical record (EMR) software and developer of the leading clinical reference Web site for physicians and medical professionals. He played an important role in taking the company from early start-up through an IPO, a merger with two other healthcare companies and, finally, through its acquisition by WebMD and GE Medical Systems (now GE Healthcare). Mr. Yakimischak was responsible for all technology, including development, operations, information technology and business systems. Prior to his work with MedicaLogic/Medscape, Mr. Yakimischak served as the director of product development at Dow Jones Interactive where he worked to transform the Wall Street Journal and Dow Jones News Retrieval into a leading supplier of news and information via the Web. He had responsibility for product development, project management, quality assurance, technical support and consulting services. Mr. Yakimischak is a founding member of the New York CTO Club and is a past member of the Infoworld Editorial Advisory Board. He holds a B.A. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and mentors graduate students at Columbia University. He is also an MBA candidate at Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business, expecting to graduate in 2016.