Join me at the fifth annual Medical Device Connectivity Conference Nov 21-22 in DC (discount ends Monday)

Now that Meaningful Use and ICD-10 are starting generate useful clinical data, it’s clear that electronic structured data in health and medicine is here to stay. One of the major missing pieces of the EHRs puzzle is direct integration of sensor-driven medical device data that can be used for both retrospective and prospective analysis. Many people believe that medical device data, like lab data, should be directly integrated into modern electronic health record solutions but that’s not happening as fast as many of us would like. ...

Summary report from O’Reilly’s Strata Rx (“data in healthcare”) Conference

Last week I spoke at O’Reilly’s StrataRx Conference in Boston and like all O’Reilly events is was full of great content, terrific networking opportunities, and run with precision. My friend and O’Reilly editor Andy Oram wrote a great blog post summarizing the event and it’s worth reading: “Ticking all the boxes for a health care upgrade at Strata Rx – What is needed for successful reform of the health care system? ...

Getting beyond the hype of disruption in healthcare and focusing on actionable innovation

I’ve been invited to give a keynote talk at the Tenth Annual Healthcare Unbound Conference taking place in Denver on July 11-12. Healthcare Unbound is the “granddaddy” of recent Health 2.0, Connected Health, and similar Health Tech conferences. What I love about this specific conference, which I’ve only spoken a few times, is that for a decade now it’s focused on patient engagement, consumer-centric health, and connected health well before it was sexy and fashionable. ...

Join me at MedCity ENGAGE: Unlocking Patient Engagement through Innovation, June 5-6, in Washington DC

_Digital Patient Engagement_ (DPE) is a subject that’s been getting a great deal of attention these days, notably because MU Stage 2 specifically mentions DPE as a requirement for the next generation of certified EHRs. Personally I believe Patient Engagement is still confusing to most people and is probably in the Peak of Inflated Expectations phase of the Gartner hype cycle (another way to think about it is that the DPE noise level is probably much higher than useful signals coming out of the industry). ...

Join me in San Francisco on Monday where I’m talking about Using Android in Safety-Critical Medical Device Platforms

The Linux Foundation has invited me to speak about how to use Android in Medical Devices on Monday, February 14 at the Android Builders Summit. If you’ll be at the Summit or are in the San Francisco area and would like to meetup at or near the event, please reach out to me via speaking@shahidshah.com. Here’s the abstract of my talk on Monday: FDA regulated medical devices are considered safety-critical systems due to their ability to affect patient lives. ...

I’m speaking at NIH Clinical Center on Why Meaningful Use (MU) and EHRs are Insufficient for Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) and Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER)

If you’re in the DC area near NIH please join me tomorrow as I lead a discussion on why MU is insufficient for EBM and CER. Here are the details: When:  3:30 – 5:00 PM, Thursday, February 9, 2012 Where:  NIH Clinical Center (Building 10 North), Hatfield Room 2-3330 Abstract: Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER), which is being rechristened “Patient-Centered Outcomes Research” (PCOR), is all about using clinical outcomes research comparing different interventions and strategies to prevent, diagnose, treat and monitor health conditions. ...