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About Ambient

Ambient Clinical Analytics software changes the way critical care providers operate. This Rochester, Minnesota-based company sells clinical decision support and alerting tools to hospitals to reduce overall health care costs and improve patient outcomes. It uses licensed Mayo Clinic technologies, which include over 1,000 rules and algorithms, to give critical care providers real-time access to vital process-of-care information and analytics. Bedside based alerts for conditions like Sepsis allow physicians and medical personnel to spend more time with patients instead of reviewing information.

Leadership Team

MD, PhD, MSc Ambient Clinical CMIO
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Dr. Herasevich is Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Medicine in Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at Mayo Clinic and Ambient Clinical Analytics’ Chief Medical Information Officer. He received his medical degree in Belarus, as well as a Ph.D. in the field of Interventional Cardiology. Dr. Herasevich joined Mayo Clinic in 2006. He additionally has received a Master of Science in Clinical Research degree and became a Certified Professional in Healthcare Management Systems (CPHIMS).

His interest in the area of medical informatics extends back to 1995 with specific concentration on the applied clinical informatics in critical care. Dr. Herasevich has interests in studying and developing clinical syndromic surveillance, data visualization, decision support, and complex large data warehousing for healthcare predictive/prescriptive analytics and outcome reporting. He is co-inventor of patented and licensed informatics technologies, co-author of 75 Pubmed cited articles, wrote two editions of a book "Computer for Physician". Dr. Herasevich teaches the medical informatics classes at Mayo Medical School and Graduate School. He is Fellow of Society of Critical Care Medicine and active within informatics societies serving on a number of committees.

Chief Technology Officer
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Mr. Flaada has the responsibility for the product portfolio and technical direction and innovation for Ambient. He has 35 years of experience across IT, primarily as a technical executive at IBM. His experiences include both hardware and software development, spanning product management and technical leadership in enterprise software, high performance computing, cloud computing, and other core "new technology" areas. As part of these experiences Mr. Flaada led and managed a 10 year joint research and development collaboration between IBM and leading clinicians at Mayo Clinic in better applying information technology in clinical practice. Mr. Flaada has earned a BS in Electrical Engineering from North Dakota State University, and an MS in Management of Technology from the University of Minnesota. 

Chief Executive Officer
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Mr. Berning is an entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience managing technology start-ups. Mr. Berning was the CEO of Hardcore Computer/Liquid Cool Solutions from 2007 to 2012. Prior to Liquid Cool Solutions Mr. Berning was CEO and Chairman of the Board of PEMSTAR from its founding in 1994. Mr. Berning led PEMSTAR to an IPO on NASDAQ in 2000 and its merger with Benchmark Electronics. In the early part of his career, Mr. Berning held numerous positions in management and engineering at IBM. He has sat on numerous boards including the Greater Rochester Area University Center, United Way of Olmsted County and the Advisory and Advocacy Board of the University of Minnesota Rochester. Mr. Berning received his M.B.A. and B.S. in industrial engineering from St. Cloud University.

Vice President Strategic Development
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Bill Hockstedler is Vice President Strategic Development for Ambient Clinical Analytics. With more than 19 years of healthcare sales and management expertise, Bill brings extensive knowledge in delivering solutions that improve the clinical experiences for providers, and patients while meeting the quality measures that are critical for financial performance. Prior to Ambient Clinical, after a successful career in the United States Air Force, Mr. Hockstedler held positions at Quest Diagnostics, Meditech, AccuSoft and Medsphere.

Vice President Software Development, Quality & Regulatory
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Ms. Sutherland is VP of SW Development, Quality & Regulatory for Ambient Clinical Analytics (ACA).  Prior to joining Ambient, Ms. Sutherland was employed by IBM in numerous technology development leadership positions spanning assignments in Semiconductor Development, New Product Release Management, System HW Processor & Memory Development & Test, Healthcare Solutions Development and Watson Healthcare Solutions.  Ms Sutherland was a Board member of Rochester Area Economic Development Inc. for 6 years, serving on the Executive Board 4 of the 6 years.  Ms Sutherland received her B.S. in Biology, (Pre-Med) from Macalester College.

Medical Advisory Board

M.D., Emergency Medicine Mayo Clinic
M.D., PH.D, Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology / Mayo Clinic
M.D., Emergency Medicine and Medical Information Officer Avera McKennan
M.D., Critical Care and Pulmonary Medicine / Mayo Clinic
M.B., B.Ch., Department of Anesthesiology Mayo Clinic