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    Bill McQuaid, 39
    Chief Information Officer
    Parkview Adventist Medical Center

    Why have IT personnel from
    hospitals in England, the Bahamas,
    Australia and elsewhere visited
    Parkview Adventist Medical Center
    in Brunswick, checking out the
    facility’s scanning and archiving
    medical records procedures?
    The short answer must be
    Bill McQuaid, Parkview’s chief
    information officer, and a winner of
    the MaineToday Media Forty Under
    40 award.

    Tory Ryden, the hospital’s
    marketing director and McQuaid’s
    award nominator, notes that “Bill
    led Parkview in becoming the
    first hospital in Maine (and one of
    the first in the nation) to convert
    medical records from paper to fully
    electronic. In doing so, Parkview
    received $1.7 million in 2011 for
    achieving Stage 1 of Meaningful Use
    (part of President Obama’s American
    Recovery and Reinvestment Act

    “Parkview is slated to receive an
    additional $1.3 million in 2012
    for additional achievements in
    Meaningful Use.â€Â

    McQuaid, 39, was born in –
    Parkview, actually. His was a
    military family, so they lived all over,
    but he was back in Maine as a high
    school freshman and graduated
    from Mount Ararat High, then from
    Southern Maine Technical College,
    and then went to the University of
    Maine, where he earned a degree in
    electrical engineering. He worked at
    L.L. Bean as a network specialist for
    less than two years, and then moved
    on to Parkview, which at the time
    was without even e-mail.

    At his job interview, McQuaid
    immediately saw that “in about a
    day†he could automate the job he
    was being hired to do – and did
    so. Since then, to name just two
    honors, he’s been a finalist for the
    Information Security Executive of
    the Year Award (2007); and in 2010,
    Computer World magazine named
    McQuaid one of its Premier 100 IT
    Leaders in the world.

    MeQuaid and his wife, Kerry, (a
    software engineer for Aetna) and
    son Brady, 7, live in Brunswick.
    McQuaid’s volunteer activities
    include coaching basketball and

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