Quture is an emerging healthcare knowledge solution company positioned to transform health and healthcare by developing the standard in measuring clinical performance. The Company’s products and services will become the essential technology and tool to improve care and health, while reducing costs. The demand to measure performance is coming from all stakeholders in healthcare involved in both payment and delivery. Measuring performance is now mandatory and is the new foundation of how providers are reimbursed, granted privileges to practice in hospitals, and, in the near future, selected by patients for their care.
Quture is not a software company. Quture is the company that makes the best software in the world better. We know what to find, where to find it, and what to do with it once you find that data in disparate electronic data sources in healthcare organizations. The Company licenses the application of performance measures delivered in a software platform creating the most powerful clinical knowledge database in the world. Quture knows what payers want to pay for, and what they do not want to pay for, and the clinical knowledge to support payment systems while improving care.
Quture’s mission statement is to become the Gold Standard in Healthcare Performance Measurement. Quture provides healthcare organizations, insurers, government payers, and other stakeholders in the healthcare community with performance measurement tools and data sets. Industry experts agree that these performance measures are the “transformative tool” that reduce medical cost and improve quality of care. Q’uture’s management team has 35 years of experience and a long history of working with many of the nation’s leading healthcare institutions as a leader and innovator in measuring clinical performance. Quture plans include developing a revolutionary solution to effectively and efficiently measure clinical performance from multiple vendor databases.
G. Landon Feazell, Chairman & CEO
Landon Feazell is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Quture, Inc., positioned to become a major force in the transformation of health care and personal health. The company leverages over 35 years of measuring performance & outcomes and improving clinical quality and patient safety to anticipate the needs of providers to chart the future of quality in health care. The core capabilities of Quture are embedded in software and technology to convert data to clinical knowledge to achieve evidence-based, predictive clinical care. Mr. Feazell is nationally recognized for his leadership, innovation, and expertise in measuring clinical performance, pioneering proactive clinical risk management and patient safety and physician peer review processes. His companies have developed and implemented systems and processes in hundreds of hospitals, hospital corporations and trusts, university health systems, health maintenance organizations, large and small physician practices, federal and state governmental agencies, and health and liability insurance companies throughout the United States.
Mr. Feazell received a Bachelor of Science degree in zoology from Duke University (1965). His extensive graduate studies are in medical sciences at the West Virginia University Medical Center (1965-1967), where he was a teaching fellow, conducting research in mycology and its relationship to leukemia and preventive medicine under the direction of Ernest W. Chick, M.D., Ph.D. His graduate studies further included law at the University of Denver, College of Law (1967-1970), where he was student assistant to the deans. He served as Chairman of the National Conference of Law Reviews (1968-69) and after graduation has served as Chairman of the Board Council of Community Mental Health Centers and chaired board training grants for these centers for a federal region. His community service includes chairing many public education initiatives for Jefferson County Board of Education and successful political campaign cabinets for Governor and United States Senator in Colorado. He is widely published in professional articles, and he lectures, teaches, and participates on national expert panels at universities, professional organizations, private corporations, and forums and seminars and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at several universities.
Janice J. Ophoven, MD, Associate Medical Director (QualOptima)
Dr. Janice Ophoven is a pediatric forensic pathologist with over thirty years of clinical, administrative and quality improvement experience. She is board certified in Pathology, Forensic Pathology, Quality Assurance and Utilization Review. Dr. Ophoven has focused her clinical practice on understanding child abuse and injury to children.
Dr. Ophoven is an internationally recognized and a court-certified medical expert in pediatric forensic pathology. She has consulted and/or testified in civil and criminal cases in the US and abroad for both defense and prosecution when injury or death to a child has occurred. For these cases and as a consultant to Medical Examiners/coroners, physicians, law enforcement, and legal professionals she has been asked to determine the cause and manner of a child's injury or death.
She is also a consultant and nationally recognized speaker and educator on Forensic Pathology as well as on quality improvement of health care systems. She has worked with physicians, clinicians and hospital systems at organizations such as, Children's Hospital-St. Paul, MN; and Allina Health System, MN: Montefiore Hospital (Albert Einstein University), NY to improve quality system-wide.
Through her years of experience, Dr. Ophoven has pioneered an innovative and successful evidence-based model that draws on medical science and practicing clinicians to identify risk and challenge barriers to successful medical care.
In 1981, Dr. Ophoven founded her firm specializing in pediatric forensic pathology services. Her work has included cases of Munchausen's Syndrome By Proxy (MSBP), infanticide, sexual misuse, infant apnea/SIDS, suffocation, and accidental and inflicted head trauma. Her work requires both in-depth knowledge of medical sciences and forensics including: General Pediatric Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Developmental and Gestational Pathology, as well as Pediatric Autopsy and Injury Analysis, Pediatric Laboratory Medicine, Pediatric Hematopathology, and Pediatric Pulmonary Disease.
Keith Candiotti, MD, Associate Medical Director (QSurg)
- Chief of the Division of Perioperative Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
- Vice Chairman of Clinical Research, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Miami School of Medicine
- Associate professor of anesthesiology
- Miami, Florida
Dr. Keith Candiotti is a graduate of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, where he completed a residency in internal medicine in 1992 and a residency in anesthesiology in 1994 and went on to join the Department of Anesthesiology. He currently serves as Chief of the Division of Perioperative Medicine and Vice Chairman of Clinical Research within the department. Additionally, he has coappointments in the departments of Internal Medicine, Urology, and Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Dr. Candiotti has conducted numerous clinical trials, including US Food and Drug Administation studies in the areas of postoperative nausea and vomiting (PONV), pain, consciousness monitoring, and other various clinical areas. His personal research interests are in the areas of perioperative inflammatory responses; pharmacogenomics and how it relates to pain and perioperative outcomes, PONV, and preoperative evaluation; and the management of patients exposed to weapons of mass destruction. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists Committee on Research and was recently appointed as Chairman of the Society of Ambulatory Anesthesia Research Committee.
Dr. Candiotti has published numerous articles and abstracts at various medical meetings. He currently lectures both in the United States and around the world on topics related to his areas of interest.
Judith K. Daugherty, RN, PhD, Director, Multi-Disciplinary Clinical Content
Dr. Daugherty co-founded Excelcare, Inc., in 1984 and serves as its President/CEO. The Excelcare product is the leading nursing care plan and documentation system for nursing expected outcomes. The software introduced the innovative nursing software technology for five functions: Planning/Clinical Pathways, Documenting, Quality Management, Staffing and Costing. The Excelcare product has been successfully marketed and implemented in the USA, Australia, Asia, and Europe. Dr. Daugherty has served in a consultation role for Lockheed Martin Federal Systems Health Division, CareGroup System (Boston) and Price Waterhouse Senior Management Consultant in hospital and nursing engagements. Prior to Excelcare, she was Associate Administrator Mercy Hospital (PA). She has organized, sponsored and/or presented at domestic and international professional education seminars for all levels of healthcare professionals, as well as being Adjunct Professor (Nursing): Hunter College (NY, NY) and University of Pittsburgh (PA) and Professor (Masters Nursing Administration Program): Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA). Her community service includes being Past Chairman of PA Board of Directors, American Heart Association.