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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 package).

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

    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 soccer.

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