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The Medical Connectivity Story

This site is a blog written by Tim Gee and the contributors listed below. The content contained on this site is offered on an "as is" basis. Readers are welcome to view, share and comment on these posts. 

This site started as a site for Medical Connectivity Consulting, which was founded in 2004. Before 2004 we spent a combined 9 years working for providers and 30 years working for medical device and software companies. Since 2004 we have worked for many manufacturers and health care providers. 

In the summer of 2021, we retired and are no longer providing consulting services. Additional blog posts are not anticipated. If you would like to contact me, please do so through my LinkedIn profile.

    Tim Gee

    Tim Gee

    Principal

    Tim started in health care in the mid 1980s, with software startup Trinity Computing Systems. Trinity was a pioneer in medical device connectivity and applications developed on networked PCs - starting with the Apple II and then the IBM PC. Over the years Tim has worked for a variety of health care IT and medical device companies, mostly in medical device connectivity. In 2004 he started Medical Connectivity Consulting. Since then, he's completed many projects, large and small, for both hardware and software manufacturers and provider organizations.

    As most medical device workflow occurs at the point of care, Tim's focus includes technologies like real time location systems (RTLS), alarm notification, unified communications, point of care computing devices, nurse call systems, medical device data systems, application software development, networking, and connectivity enablement for a wide range of medical devices. As workflow automation has reached ever closer to the point of care, Tim has grown increasingly involved in regulatory strategy and Biomed/IT hospital governance issues.

    Tim is also affiliated with the Guidepoint Global Advisors, and Kingfish Group. You can download his curriculum vitae here (pdf). You may also review his past publications and speaking engagements.

    Patricia Landers Gee

    Patricia Landers Gee

    Principal

    Another health care lifer, Patricia began in diagnostic ultrasound in 1979, working in academic institutions, VA, county and university hospitals, collecting images and data for investigational studies across critical care, emergency, surgery, burn units and even the morgue.  Her exposure to patients with a breadth of conditions, working with nurses and physicians delivering leading edge of patient care, and trying new techniques and devices lead her to cultivate a deep appreciation for a systematic approach using process and quality improvement techniques.

    After joining industry and working for several of the largest medical device companies, Patricia worked in product development and marketing for world-wide products. Her product development experience focused on eliciting product requirements, and specifying analysis packages for obstetrics, cardiology, vascular studies and general imaging. Her efforts also included industrial design, human factors and specifying user interfaces with efficient workflow.  She has experience with various product development processes using both waterfall and Agile design methods.   She has certificates as a Business Analyst and Scrum Master, and is studying for her 6 Sigma green belt.

    Regulatory affairs was an important part of both her product development and marketing experience, meeting Quality System requirements pre and post market, preparing artifacts for submissions, managing shipholds and even working for one company under an FDA consent decree. 

    Go-to-market is Patricia's third major domain of expertise. From product marketing to product line and company marketing plans and product launches, Patricia has served as an individual contributor and as the manager running marketing departments with North American and world-wide responsibilities. 

    Contributing Authors

    Over the years we have been privileged to have a number of expert contributors. If you are interested in contributing, and think you might be a fit, you can reach us through the contact page.

    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.