The Medical Connectivity Story

Late 2006 I started the blog and the consulting business. Before that, 15 years working for medical device and software companies. Like many, I once grew frustrated and left health care -- but not for long.  I'm a self-confessed health care lifer.

The focus here -- this site and the company -- is on the point of care, in all settings. Workflow is the overriding theme. The objectives are patient safety, productivity, patient and staff satisfaction. Technologies include point of care medical device systems and enabling technologies like RTLS, health care messaging systems, nurse call, patient flow apps, data aggregation, and analytics.

That's the provider side, the manufacturer side is analogous in many ways. Workflow is always one of the themes, if not the principal one. The objectives are the same, just different ways to generate revenue. Doing projects for both providers and manufacturers gives me better perspective and insight into each segment. And it's more fun that way.

I take my role as unofficial technology evangelist seriously. There are over 1,200 posts on the blog, by me and numerous contributing authors. I have served as program chair for several conferences on medical device connectivity, alarm safety and health care messaging. My efforts with the connectivity conferences earned the Challenge Award from the American College of Clinical Engineers in 2012.

Recommendations

Tim recently provided Ascom with a comprehensive "Point of Care" market opportunity and competitive assessment for our company to analyze the market for growth opportunities. We chose Tim over larger consulting companies due to his deep understanding of the hospital market when compared to larger more conventional market analysis companies. I have known Tim for over 7 year and have hired him on several occasions. I always get quality work for a reasonable price. He also delivers what he promises and always takes the time to provide a detailed explanation of his findings as well as answering all of our questions. I would highly recommend Tim and will surely use him again for future studies. Tom McKearney

SVP Solutions & Service, Ascom Wireless Solutions

I hired Tim to perform a technology workflow analysis in a new market segment for ICU Medical for a completely new technology we were bringing to market. Having worked with Tim at Welch Allyn, he was the first person I thought of when the project was defined. We could not have been happier with the results. The analysis was in-depth, insightful, on time and on budget. We still refer to it today, even after successfully launching the product. I would recommend Tim without reservation. Tom McCall

Corporate Vice President & General Manager , ICU Medical

Tim has proven to be a valuable asset to our early stage business by contributing vast knowledge surrounding nursing work flow and helping us more clearly identify gaps to accurately optimize various capabilities of our technology. Tim’s experience level, knowledge of current trends, technologies and healthcare customer needs has had a positive impact on our strategic plan. Mark Smith

VP Sales & Marketing, Leaf Healthcare

I knew of Tim as an expert and thought-leader in the area of "medical connectivity" before truly engaging with him. Tim has been a well known luminary in the field of device connectivity and system connectivity ever since I entered this space. Our first project with Tim dealt with the market landscape for secondary/remote alarm notification - and (as expected) provided great insights and value for us. Other conversations and interactions followed, and I always learn something new when speaking with Tim. Dr. Gunnar Trommer

Partner & Managing Director, Digital Health, BCG Digital Ventures

Contributing Authors

William A. Hyman ScD, PE

William A. Hyman ScD, PE

Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M University

Professor Hyman's contributions focus on patient safety, regulatory affairs and system usability. Current contributor.
Bridget Moorman

Bridget Moorman

President, BMoorman Consulting, LLC

Bridget's focus is mHealth, with an emphasis on the work she's done in Europe. Current contributor.
Peter Kelley

Peter Kelley

CEO, InsomniSolv

Peter's contribution's explored regulatory affairs as it applies to emerging technologies and patient safety. Past contributor.
Brian McAlpine

Brian McAlpine

VP Strategy & Business Development, Bernoulli Health

Market trends and emerging requirements for medical device connectivity and enabling technologies are the focus of Brian's writing. Past contributor.
John Zaleski Ph.D., CAP, CPHIMS

John Zaleski Ph.D., CAP, CPHIMS

Chief Analytics and Informatics Officer, Bernoulli Health

John's contributions deal with technology, open source software and the potential clinical benefits of the interoperability of medical device and information systems. Past contributor.
Chris Bolinger

Chris Bolinger

Director Product Management, Laird Technologies

Chris contributed posts about WiFi radios and the wireless enablement of medical devices. Past contributor.