LSIT to Feature Medsphere CEO Mike Doyle at November Executive Briefing


SAN DIEGO, Calif.—Nov. 9, 2010—Healthcare IT executive Michael J. Doyle will be the featured executive at an upcoming Executive Briefing of the Life Sciences Information Technology (LSIT) Global Institute. A member of LSIT’s Industry Advisory Board, Doyle is president and CEO of Medsphere Systems Corporation, a leading open-source health IT company headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif.

Mike Doyle will present an overview of Medsphere and the company’s OpenVista® electronic health record solution, and also share his perspective on the importance of LSIT's work in developing Good Informatics Practices (GIP) that address pressing concerns in EHR implementations.

“There is so much happening in health care IT and the need is great for clarifying and leveling the playing field with best practices in IT,” explains LSIT CEO Anette Asher.

IP is being developed as a comprehensive body of industry-specific IT and informatics guidance. LSIT works toward development of guidance for best practices ranging from infrastructure and applications development though regulatory requirements (GLP, GMP, GCP and Part 11), business alignment and risk management within the life science research, development and healthcare IT environment.

WHO: Medsphere CEO Mike Doyle
WHAT: LSIT Executive Briefing
WHEN: Friday, Nov. 19, 2010, 3:00 PM PDT
WHERE: Biocom, 4510 Executive Drive Plaza One, San Diego, CA 92121 (
RSVP: Seating is limited for this free event so please RSVP to Interested parties and prospective members may also attend via WebEx (details provided upon RSVP).

About Mike Doyle

An entrepreneur and award-winning chief executive whose focus on strategy, innovation, people and process has enabled him to create value for investors in healthcare and technology, Doyle is a hospital executive by training and a healthcare transformer by experience. He joined Medsphere in late 2007 bringing executive experience working with a variety of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions similar to Medsphere’s OpenVista electronic health record system. (See for his full bio; contact for a high-res photo.

About LSIT

The LSIT Global Institute is a nonprofit dedicated to developing open, publicly available Good Informatics Practices (GIP) guidelines for the life and health sciences communities. Effective and appropriate use of IT offers the possibility to reduce both the time and cost of bringing new medical therapeutics and products from discovery to the patient. LSIT members represent an alliance of leading global life sciences and information technology companies, renowned academic and medical research institutions, healthcare providers, payers and representatives from government regulatory agencies worldwide. LSIT was founded by Howard Asher while he was global director of life and health sciences at Sun Microsystems. Sun gave LSIT its founding grant in 2003; other founding partners include UCSD (University of California, San Diego) CONNECT, Pfizer and Novartis AG.

About Medsphere and OpenVista