Executive Vice President and General Manager
Medication Network Services
David Yakimischak is Executive Vice President and General Manager, Medication Network Services. In this capacity, Mr. Yakimischak is responsible for the business strategy and P&L of the core e-prescribing businesses: routing, benefit, and history. He also has responsibility for additional 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 was EVP & Chief Technology Officer for Surescripts (legacy Virginia operation) where he was responsible for product development, product management, technical operations, implementation and certification, and customer support.
Mr. Yakimischak has 25 years of experience in technology management and product development in the healthcare, financial and publishing industries.
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 started his career at Merrill Lynch Canada, where he was responsible for telecommunications and datacenter operations.
Mr. Yakimischak has served on the editorial advisory board of InfoWorld magazine, is a founding member of the CTO Club in New York City and studied computer science and engineering at the University of Toronto.