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.
Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Engineering, Texas A&M UniversityProfessor Hyman's contributions focus on patient safety, regulatory affairs and system usability. Current contributor.
President, BMoorman Consulting, LLCBridget's focus is mHealth, with an emphasis on the work she's done in Europe. Current contributor.
VP Strategy & Business Development, Bernoulli HealthMarket trends and emerging requirements for medical device connectivity and enabling technologies are the focus of Brian's writing. Past contributor.
Chief Analytics and Informatics Officer, Bernoulli HealthJohn's contributions deal with technology, open source software and the potential clinical benefits of the interoperability of medical device and information systems. Past contributor.