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Former Microsoft Healthcare Director Clifford Goldsmith, M.D. Joins Aptima, Inc.

Expertise in Healthcare Information Technology Merges with Company's Human-Centered Engineering

WOBURN, Mass. -- Aptima, Inc., a leader in human-centered engineering, announced today that Clifford Goldsmith, M.D., has joined the company as its Chief Medical Officer, where he'll provide leadership and strategic guidance to Aptima's Medical and Healthcare Systems business.

Dr. Goldsmith will help Aptima further advance solutions that enhance patient safety, improve healthcare quality, and increase cost efficiency. An example of this work is Aptima's Aware Care Team System (ACTS), a visual system that displays patient care trajectories to patients, their families, and health team providers. Other solutions focus on how to optimally define clinical care competencies and performance measures, how to maximize the ROI from simulation-based medical training, and model-based organization and work design.

Prior to joining Aptima, Dr. Goldsmith most recently served as Microsoft's United States Director for Healthcare, where his work on healthcare information technologies included Microsoft's Physician Digital Dashboard and Clinical Portals, clinical collaboration, medical devices and embedded systems, agents for home care, and pharmaceutical clinical trials. Prior to Microsoft, Dr. Goldsmith was the co-founder of LINK Medical Computing, which produces a commercial product for integrating medical devices with Information Systems, where he served as President from 1990 to 1998. He was a founding member of Microsoft Healthcare Users Group (MSHUG) and joined the HL7 (Health Level 7) Committee in its early years.

"Aptima's mission is to optimize the fit between clinical practitioners and the technology they use, the work they perform and the organizational structure that supports them. As both a clinician and technologist, Clifford Goldsmith is the perfect fit for our growing medical and healthcare practice. His vision leverages five years of Aptima research and development to improve the circle of care in this country," said John Shaw, Aptima's CEO.

Dr. Goldsmith received a B.S. and a M.D. from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. He has practiced clinical medicine and also worked for the National Center for Occupational Healthcare, Division of Epidemiology, Johannesburg, South Africa, where he designed, developed and supported software for clinical research, including pulmonary function and surgical pathology databases.

About Aptima:

Aptima is a leader in the field of human-centered engineering, solving the problems of human performance in today's complex sociotechnical systems. Recognized by The Boston Business Journal as one of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in Massachusetts (2003-2006), Aptima's unique approach couples social science principles with quantitative, computational methods. In the medical field, Aptima applies patient-centered engineering of training systems, medical technology, clinical processes and organizational structures. A representative selection of Aptima's Medical and Healthcare work can be found on the company website at TTThttp://www.aptima.com/medical_and_healthcare.php.
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