Track B - How to use design techniques to build safety-critical Backend as a Service (BaaS) cloud solutions

A session at Medical Device Connectivity Conference

Friday 2nd November, 2012

11:00am to 11:30am (EST)

Medical devices can no longer be seen as standalone components because of the significant clinical data they collect. Creating connected devices is a major requirement for most manufacturers and this talk with show how to use modern, open source and open software architecture techniques to build connected devices and deliver them as a real Back-end as a Service (BaaS) or on-premise platform.

This is an in depth technical presentation on how to define, design, and build modern safety-critical medical device platforms and Meaningful Use compliant EHR gateways. The discussion starts with a quick background on comparative effective research (CER) and patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) and the kinds of data the government is looking to leverage in the future to help reduce healthcare costs and improve health outcomes. After defining why data is important, the talk will cover the different techniques for collecting medical data – such as directly from a patient, through healthcare professionals, through labs, and finally through medical devices; the presentation will cover which kinds of data are easy to collect and what are more difficult and how technical challenges to collection can be overcome using modern cloud-based SaaS and BaaS techniques. After covering the data collection area the talk will provide a quick overview of a modern medical device platform architecture which the speaker calls “The Ultimate Medical Device Connectivity Architecture” –answering questions around architecture, specifications, and design of modern (connected) medical devices. Presentations of open source software and other inexpensive design techniques for implementing connected architectures will be covered. When you’re done with this presentation you will be armed with knowledge about medical device gateways, what new Meaningful Use rules might require when connecting EHRs to gateways, and how to design and architect gateways that can stand the test of time and be interoperable over the long haul.

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Shahid Shah

Healthcare and Goverment Technology Strategist, Entrepreneurial CTO, Speaker, and Author

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Time 11:00am11:30am EST

Date Fri 2nd November 2012

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