We focus on Actionable Genomics℠: evidence-based genetic risks that you can do something about, whether it is a medication affected by genetics, or a medical genetic risk such as a specific cancer risk. ActX is a continuous service — the analysis provided is frequently updated based on the latest evidence.
ActX is a team of talented geneticists, physicians, pharmacologists, genetic counselors, software developers, and DevOps specialists.
Andrew Ury M.D., Founder and Chairman/CEO
ActX was founded in 2012 by Dr. Andrew Ury. Dr. Ury founded and was CEO of the first commercial Electronic Medical Record (EMR) company, Practice Partner, in 1983. Practice Partner became one of the most widely used EMR’s in the United States and received multiple TEPR Best Electronic Medical Record (EMR/EHR) awards. Practice Partner was acquired by McKesson, a Fortune 15 company, in 2007. Dr. Ury initially was a VP/General Manager at McKesson and then became Chief Medical Officer at McKesson Provider Technologies. Dr. Ury left McKesson in 2009 to found Aucolla.
Dr. Ury is the co-founder of one of the leading practice based research networks, PPrNet. He has been on advisory panels for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), the National Quality Forum (NQF), and the Joint Commission. He helped found and was twice Vice-Chair of the Electronic Health Record Association (EHRA). He was one of the first Commissioners of the Certification Commission for Health Information Technology (CCHIT). He was the Ernst & Young Northwest Healthcare Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002.
Dr. Ury did his Residency at the University of Washington and is a graduate of Stanford Medical School and Yale University. He has practiced medicine on Vashon Island and in Seattle.
Stephen Scheer, VP of Business Development
Stephen Scheer is a graduate of Seattle University’ Albers School of Business. He has served in the healthcare IT field for over 25 years in various leadership roles. Steve managed Value Added Reseller sales for Physician Micro Systems, Inc. and was a member of the leadership team at Practice Partner (formerly Physician Micro Systems, Inc.) After the acquisition of Practice Partner to McKesson, Steve served as Director of Product Management & Commercial Operations for McKesson’s PPS Business Unit. Prior to joining ActX, he was Senior Vice-President of Sales at M2 Information Systems, Inc.