Following Hurricane Katrina, MedKaz founder Merle Bushkin, watched on television as medical records floated in flood water and survivors appeared at hospitals to get medications and care but didn’t know what meds they took or the details of their health issues – and neither did the doctors they were able to see. Like others, he asked why doctors kept paper records and shared records via fax when every other industry was computerized.

As a senior citizen and investment banker whose prior involvement with healthcare had only been as an occasional patient, he brought a unique perspective to the problem, and assembled a talented team of developers and advisors. Together, they formulated a revolutionary solution that makes a patient’s complete record from all their providers available anytime anywhere, plus a unique supportive business model that saves money for patients and insurers, and generates sorely needed new revenue for doctors and hospitals.

MedKaz focuses on how doctors and patients use the records their doctors keep rather than trying to manage how their doctors keep them. It does so by giving copies of the patient’s records however they were created – and our patented application to manage them – to the patient on a MedKaz minidrive which they, in turn, give to any provider at the point of care. It’s a powerful, easy to use solution everyone can afford and use – even low-income earners and tech-challenged seniors!

OUR TEAM

Merle Bushkin is Founder & CEO of Health Record Corporation, the company he formed to create MedKaz. Previously a career investment banker, he initiated mergers and acquisitions totaling billions of dollars, spanning many industries. Earlier he worked as a corporate executive and management consultant. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School.

Greg Rosensteel, former VP & CTO, helped formulate and design the architectural structure for the MedKaz System and led its development and implementation. He previously founded a computer service company, and earlier worked at IBM’s Watson Research Center and Motorola. He is a graduate of Cornell with a degree in Computer science.

Our outstanding technical team has degrees in computer science from leading universities, and has worked with such technology leaders as Google, Microsoft and InterSystems. Our highly skilled record processing team includes clinically trained PAs and nurses.

ADVISORY BOARD

Michael F. Epstein, MD, former EVP and chief operating officer, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School; previously chief operating officer and chief medical officer, Children’s Hospital, Boston, MA; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; neonatologist.

James X. Reynolds, President of Reynolds & Company, independent consultants for more than 30 years to healthcare, insurance and educational institutions. Formerly headed Booz, Allen & Hamilton’s Health and Medical Division in the Eastern US.

Kenneth R. Rossano, Former consultant to Korn/Ferry International; former head of Bank of Boston’s public relations, government relations, advertising and economic departments; corporate director; trustee, McLean Hospital, Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary; corporator, Partners Health Care System.

Joel Shelkrot, MD, retired Medical Director, Northeast PHO, Beverly, MA, an affiliate of Partners Healthcare, Inc., and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Plan; previously President, The Medical Group, Beverly, MA.

Former Advisory directors include:

Harold Hestnes, Esq., former senior partner, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr LLP; Former Board Chair, CareGroup, Inc., parent of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; former Chair, the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce.

The late Carl Sloane, former Board Chairman and Life Trustee, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA; former Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School; founder and former CEO, Temple, Barker & Sloane, management consultants.

Technology Partners

ABBYY® a world-leading OCR and text scanning software company, that provides PDF conversion and recognition solutions. abbyy.com

Primetime Medical Software The leading provider of patient interviewing technology. medicalhistory.com

InterSystems Corporation The worldwide leader in software for connected healthcare.  The world’s #1 vendor of database and integration technologies for healthcare applications. InterSystems.com

Norton™ provides award-winning antivirus and security software for PC, Mac, and mobile devices. us.norton.com