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Expert in Healthcare Information Technology, Biomedical Device Integration, Clinical Informatics

Expert ID: 730094 Maryland, USA

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Expert has more than 28 years experience in mathematical analysis, mathematical analysis techniques and in the use of mathematical analysis for signal processing, simulation techniques and has experience over that time span in developing both simulations and operational software for tracking, image analysis, statistical analysis, fuzzy logic, and other techniques involving mathematical analysis.

Expert has more than 14 years experience developing and working with electronic medical record software, including developing healthcare information technology products (medical surgical, critical care) in the form of clinical information and end-user (nursing, physician) tools at the point of care. He has conceptualized, developed, led the development of health information technology and clinical/medical informatics products (including fuzzy logic) that have received FDA 510(k) clearance. He has written two books on the subject of integrating medical device data into electronic medical record systems and the use of medical device data to support medical and clinical informatics. Expert holds 6 US Patents in areas related to medical technology, informatics methods, and electronic medical record components at the point of care.

Expert has more than 28 years experience in modeling and simulation of complex systems, to include discrete event simulation techniques, Monte Carlo simulation, Queueing theory, and application of these techniques in industry. His second book, which focuses on the the use of mathematical techniques and their use in clinical decision making, provides numerous examples of mathematical and modeling methods and applications in live clinical environments.

Expert has developed software on top of Windows, Macintosh and Linux platforms and has developed and given thousands of presentations over the course of the past 28 years.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Allentown, Pennsylvania - Reading, Pennsylvania - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania - Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Trenton, New Jersey - Camden, New Jersey - Wilmington, Delaware - Baltimore, Maryland - Alexandria, Virginia

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Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1996 Degree: PhD Subject: Systems Engineering (focus on medical and physiological modeling) Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Year: 1987 Degree: MS Subject: Aerospace Engineering Institution: Boston University
Year: 1986 Degree: BS Subject: Aerospace Engineering Institution: Boston University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2010 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Chief Informatics Officer Department: Responsibilities: Expert manages the product road-map, manufacturing and software development for clinical informatics and clinical intelligence.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Employer: Philips Research North America Title: Department Head Department: Biomedical Informatics Responsibilities: Expert managed bio, oncology and clinical informatics research with 24 direct reports (MDs, PhDs)
Years: 2006 to 2008 Employer: Siemens Healthcare Title: Product Manager & Director Department: Clinical Systems & CTO Responsibilities: He managed the critical care product line and the Center for Product Innovation
Years: 2001 to 2008 Employer: Siemens Healthcare Title: Advisory Analyst Department: COO's Office Responsibilities: Product developer, analyst, and researcher on staff of COO department.
Years: 1991 to 2001 Employer: Lockheed Martin Title: Chief Engineer, Senior Systems Engineer Department: Various--Management & Data Systems Division Responsibilities: Expert was responsible for performance engineering management, analysis, and an advisor to senior staff on multiple programs within the Management & Data Systems Division of Lockheed Martin
Years: 1986 to 1991 Employer: Nichols Research Title: Senior Member Technical Staff Department: Responsibilities: Analyst responsible for electro-optic sensor analysis

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Licenses / Certifications
Awards / Recognition
Recipient of Siemens Health Services 1st 2nd, and 5th Spirit of Innovation Award.

Recipient of Critical Care “MVP” award for INVISION-Chart Assist product launch; in recognition as the single team member within the 30+ critical care team whose contribution to that line enabled it to be successfully rolled out to general availability.

Lockheed Martin Management & Data Systems President’s Award.
Publications and Patents Summary
Expert has written two books on the subject of integrating medical device data into electronic medical record systems and the use of medical device data to support medical and clinical informatics. He holds 6 US Patents in areas related to medical technology, informatics methods, and electronic medical record components at the point of care.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert witness for HealthSouth Corporation. Provided expert testimony & deposition on HealthSouth medical and clinical data integration capabilities as part of ongoing litigation.

Expert witness before Office of the National Coordinator on Health IT.
Training / Seminars
Continuing medical education video webinar. Second Annual Medical Device Connectivity Conference & Exhibition, San Diego, CA; Panel participant on two round-tables: Q&A on FDA Prototype Regulatory Submission and Conference Closing Panel Discussion on Wireless Medical Devices in Health Care. Santa Rosa Consulting Webinar Series. Workshop Medical on Device Interoperability: Achieving Safety and Effectiveness; Co-Sponsored by FDA/CDRH, Continual Health Alliance, and CIMIT. The Food and Drug Administration White Oak Campus. Contributed to the TN 905 Technical Note, HITSP Device Connectivity Technical Note. Health Information Technology Standards Panel. Inaugural Medical Device Connectivity Conference & Exhibition, Joseph B. Martin Conference Center at Harvard Medical School. 15th Annual Pulmonary Critical Care Health Symposium (Offered for continuing medical education credit). The Chester County Hospital ICU Symposium, West Chester, PA; (Offered for continuing medical education credit). Delaware Valley HIMSS, Malvern, PA.
Vendor Selection
Identify and capture vendors for OEM outsourcing of software and hardware technologies (e.g.: physiological vendor OEM contracts, software vendor OEM contracts)

Capture vendors for OEM development partnerships and Joint Vendor relationship.
Marketing Experience
In addition to customer and seminar experience, he is published with two seminal books in the field of electronic data capture into electronic medical record systems. Having managed product lines that have been marketed for sale and been sought out as a resource in the field of healthcare information technology integration with medical devices, he is frequently asked to give presentations and to participate on industry panels. Several of these are listed below:

IEEE—Senior Member
HIMSS Medical Device Patient Safety Task Force
HIMSS Patient Safety & Quality Outcomes Committee
CPHIMS-Health Information Management Systems Society
Quality and Regulatory Training Certification-Siemens Medical Solutions USA
Clinical Workflow Training Certification-Siemens Medical Solutions USA
Data Warehousing and Design Certification-Data Warehousing Institute

Other Relevant Experience
Electronic medical records and healthcare information technologist. Use Case Development and Business Process Management. Clinical Guidelines and Workflow Development and Modeling. Product & Project Management. Agile Software Development Management. Biomedical & Clinical Informaticist. Project Implementation Management. Customer Relationship Management.

Language Skills

Language Proficiency
German Expert studied German while an employee of Siemens Healthcare and attained a conversational level.

Fields of Expertise

algebra, calculus, circumference, computational physics, density function, differential calculus, differential equation, equation, Fourier analysis, Fourier transform, Laplace transform, linear algebra, mathematical derivative, mathematical limit, mathematical model, mathematical modeling, Monte Carlo method, trigonometric function, trigonometry, fast Fourier transform, integration, biomedical engineering, electronic medical record, medical software, medical information system, medical record, application software, application software design, computer modeling, computer simulation, control system Kalman filter, discrete-event simulation, simulation, statistical simulation, Microsoft Office software, Microsoft Windows software, presentation software, hydraulic engineering, software design patterns, statistical error, concurrent software engineering, bioinformatics, analysis of variance, interpolation, software validation, linear equation, discrete mathematics, statistic, Macintosh software, software integration, floating-point arithmetic, calculator, random number generator, medical computer system, software localization, aeronautical engineering, clinical trial design, software selection, real-time software, medical expert system, linear system, medical documentation, computational method, engineering project management, medical device safety, engineering change control, software documentation control, simulated annealing, medical device clinical research, engineering standard, matrix mechanics, mathematical point, polynomial, mathematical series, discontinuous function, coefficient, degree of freedom, software modeling, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers standard, clinical research, software design, mathematical Kalman filter, medical research, data correlation, software patent, computer engineering, simulation software, software process quality, medical device product improvement, software estimation, QuickBASIC software, software engineering process assessment, computer programming, electronic medical device design, optimization, engineering design productivity, computer spreadsheet, electrical engineering, thermodynamic relationship, software technology adoption, engineering drawing, mechanical system, spreadsheet software, white noise, software engineering systems analysis, software testing, software technology transition, software safety, software reuse, software re-engineering, software project management, software inspection, software engineering baselining, software engineering repository, numerical analysis, nonlinear programming, mathematics, integral calculus, information system, function, failure analysis, control theory, control system, concurrent engineering, biostatistics, biomechanics, artificial intelligence

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