Edmund Billings, MD

A seasoned healthcare information technology (IT) entrepreneur, Dr. Edmund Billings helped pioneer the development of electronic medical records (EMR).
In 2007 Edmund co-founded Open Health Data, an open source company formed to leverage the transition of healthcare data from creation and sharing to use and reuse. Several years prior he co-founded Billings Brand Development, a firm focused on improving physician practices through information technology and practice automation solutions. During this period, he developed the Voice of the Physician™ methodology, which drives the definition, validation and adoption of products by networks of physician practices.

In 1988 he co-founded Oceania, a company that collaborated with Kaiser Permanente to pioneer EMR design and technology. He has also served as chief medical officer for both adam.com and Precurrence, two San Francisco-based development partners focused on the syndication of multimedia health content.

Edmund trained in general surgery at the University of California, San Diego, and practiced emergency medicine for several years at Kaiser Permanente. A graduate of the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Edmund completed post-doctoral fellowships at Massachusetts General Hospital and the Shriners Burn Institute. He earned his bachelors degree focused on premedical training from Tufts University.

A key contributor to Medsphere's Healthcare Open Source Ecosystem, Edmund is also a member of other communities, including Open Health Tools, an open-source community with a vision of enabling a ubiquitous ecosystem where members of the Health and IT professions can collaborate to build interoperable systems that enable patients and their care providers to have access to vital and reliable medical information at the time and place it is needed. Currently he is the Associate Chief Medical Officer of athenahealth and VP of Acute Care Account Management.