Who We Are
We are doctors. We are nurses. We are pharmacists, and clinical informaticists. Above all, we are technologists.
Elimu, pronounced “eh-lee-moo,” was founded through the merger of PSMI Consulting, and Meliorix. Our collective experience in clinical decision support, semantic normalization, and workflow integration, as well as our track record of delivering for some of the largest and most recognized names in the healthcare industry, allows us to bring together an array of exciting products and services to address today’s healthcare landscape.
Clinical decision support fuels so many of today's initiatives. So much attention is paid to the decision support rules themselves. However, the importance of a strong data foundation to ensure the rules fire when they should, and a seamless workflow so your users can actually interact with the rules when it makes sense, are equally important. That's Elimu's philosophy and mission in healthcare - Clinical Decision Support when you need it, where you need it.
Our team has been at this for a long time. As a result we've been involved in some really cool projects.
- Contributed to the creation of HL7 Meaningful Use standards
- Contributed to creation of RxNorm standards
- Developed early FirstDataBank standards
- Currently leading ONC workgroup - Empowering Patients Access to their Interoperable Health Record
- Developed content frameworks for some of the largest names in healthcare
- Authored and contributed to Health eDecisions (CQL) and FHIR Clinical Decision Support standards
- Lead SNOMED's substance hierarchy re-engineering project
- Member of Meaningful Use Value Set Workgroup
James Shalaby, PharmD - Co-founder & CEO
Jim leads Elimu's Clinical Informatics vision and strategy. Prior to Elimu, Jim founded PSMI Consulting in 2005, a well established clinical informatics firm recognized for their expertise in clinical terminologies and clinical content. Jim is a leader in clinical terminology, knowledge management and clinical information models with over 23 years of experience. He has served as the director for Kaiser Permanente's Convergent Medical Terminology (CMT) group, a team of informaticians focused on development, integration and operationalization of Epic Healthconnect. Jim is also a nationally recognized expert in medication terminology standards and has served most recently as the senior subject matter expert for the ONC medication interoperability efforts. Over the past 12 years Jim has served as a leader in informatics innovations for notable customers such as Partners Health, GE Medical, Baystate Health, Boston Medical Center, UCSF, First DataBank, and McKesson.
Aziz Boxwala, MD, PhD, FACMI - Co-Founder & President
Aziz leads Elimu's product development, and cloud strategy. He has worked in Health IT, from large enterprises and small startups, to academic medical centers at Harvard Medical School and the University of California San Diego. As the Director of Medical Informatics at Eclipsys Corporation (now part of Allscripts), he led the technology team that incorporated knowledge-based products. At UCSD, his team developed a clinical data warehouse to support research and development that integrated data from clinical systems including the Epic electronic health record system. Aziz has authored over 80 papers and abstracts, and is an elected Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics. He is also regarded as one of the leading experts in HL7 FHIR. In 2012, Aziz founded Meliorix to bring greater system consumable knowledge to healthcare. After much success with many notable clients, Aziz merged his company in 2017 with longtime collaboration partner, PSMI Consulting to create Elimu Informatics.
Lana Tsurikova, MS, MA - VP, Operations
Lana leads company operations and customer relationships. She has held positions as Director of Program Management and Partner Relationships at Optum Labs and Senior Program Manager at Partners HealthCare Systems, where she lead a Clinical Decision Support Consortium, pioneering development and integration of CDS as a service in five unique EHRs and in four different healthcare systems across the U.S., and developing the first in the U.S. legal framework for such CDS services. Lana served as Program Manager for the PHS-Siemens Research Council and HIT consultant for Russian and Ukrainian hospitals identifying and integrating new EHR systems. She holds an MS in Computer Science from Kharkov Technical State University, an MA in Psychology from Kharkov State University, Ukraine, and an MA in Community Psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell.
Richard Wang - VP, Product Management
Rich is passionate about the healthcare industry and has been involved in some form of healthcare information technology since 2005. At Elimu, he is responsible for the overall product vision, strategy, and execution. Previously, Rich has held leadership positions for companies ranging from payors (Blue Shield of California) to providers (St. Joseph’s Health) to vendors (Imprivata, McKesson/RelayHealth). Throughout his career he has brought a consumer’s point of view to interoperability and workflow solutions for physicians, and patients.