Pedro Arboleda, Managing Director, Strategy & Analytics, Deloitte Consulting

Pedro Arboleda, Managing Director, Strategy & Analytics, Deloitte Consulting

Pedro Arboleda is a Managing Director in Deloitte’s Boston office, successfully leading commercial strategy projects since 2001 for leading life sciences and health care firms as they seek new customers.  A recognized expert in developing commercial strategies, Pedro is passionate about the convergence of health, digital cognitive technologies, and companies offering novel solutions that transform business models.  Pedro’s prior work has been published in The Economist magazine Special Reports on Innovation.  Examples of recent projects include:

  • Led engagement for leading medical device corporation that wanted to recalibrate its cardiovascular connected care long-term strategy in order to best position its remote monitoring business for the future, with impact leading to alignment around strategic options, key operational initiatives, and new business models/ partnership opportunities with market disruptors like Verily, Amazon, and Apple.
  • Led project with major medical device firm to maximize sales performance by better aligning sales priorities and commercial IT/ Ops processes, tools, and requirements. Commercial IT/Ops leadership adopted 27 out of 31 recommendations.
  • As a core member of Deloitte’s Precision Wellness team, co-leading efforts to bring together data analytics and behavioral science to address challenges relating to the promotion of health via persistent behavior change and leveraging of connected care solutions
  • Led work with AdvaMed and the heads of business development at the largest med tech firms to create solutions to reverse the decline in early-stage investments in med tech, leading to seven key recommendations, some of which covered digital health opportunities

Justin Armstrong, CISSP, Security Architect, System Technology Division, MEDITECH

Justin Armstrong, CISSP, Security Architect, System Technology Division, MEDITECH

Justin Armstrong is responsible for the security of MEDITECH applications and platforms, including coordinating critical updates to MEDITECH software and communicating with customers when questions arise about MEDITECH’s security stance. Justin stays up to date on evolving security standards and regulations, best practices, threats, and software vulnerabilities by remaining active in the security community inside and outside of MEDITECH. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and a proud member of the FBI’s InfraGard program as well as (ISC)2, ISSA, the Cyber Health Working Group (CHWG), OWASP, EHRA Privacy and Security Workgroup, and the H-ISAC. His experience with security incidents at hospitals across MEDITECH’s 2,300+ customer base has enabled Justin to gain a firm grasp on the challenges to the cybersecurity of Hospitals of all sizes.

Justin earned a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He obtained his Masters in Information Security Leadership at Brandeis University. He traces his interest in security back to the fourth grade when he found a copy of “The Codebreakers” in the school library.

 

Dan Cusick, Strategic Business Development Director, Medical, Laird Connectivity

Dan Cusick, Strategic Business Development Director, Medical, Laird Connectivity

Dan is Director of Business Development for Laird Connectivity with a focus on Healthcare IoT and Medical Device connectivity. Dan is an active member of HIMMs and AAMI along with participating in the WiFi Healthcare Marketing task force. Dan as over 20 years of experience in Wireless Connectivity and Healthcare. Dan’s background includes developing and bringing to market Healthcare IoT solutions that are cloud based. Applications include providing environmental and cold chain monitoring along with asset location with measured utilization for Healthcare Providers. His background in the healthcare IT and medical device industries includes engineering leadership, project management, as well as strategic business development and marketing roles. Dan has been involved in WLAN since the inception of the WiFi Alliance. His involvement has been at the embedded/chip level through selling and installation of WLAN systems in the RF challenging Hospital environment during his years at Cisco Systems.

Tim Gee, Principal, Medical Connectivity Consulting

Tim Gee, Principal, Medical Connectivity Consulting

Tim is the Principal of Medical Connectivity Consulting, founded in 2004. Tim started in health care in the mid 1980s, and over the years he has worked for a variety of health care IT and medical device companies, mostly in medical device connectivity. Since founding Medical Connectivity Consulting, he’s completed many projects, large and small, for both hardware and software manufacturers and provider organizations. The foundation of his consulting practice is, workflow automation through the integration of medical devices and information systems. As most medical device workflow occurs at the point of care, Tim’s focus includes technologies like digital health, remote monitoring, real time location systems (RTLS), alarm notification, messaging, 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.

Julian M. Goldman, MD, Medical Director, Partners HealthCare Biomedical Engineering & Director, Program on Medical Device Interoperability & Cybersecurity (MD PnP)

Julian M. Goldman, MD, Medical Director, Partners HealthCare Biomedical Engineering & Director, Program on Medical Device Interoperability & Cybersecurity (MD PnP)

Julian M. Goldman, MD is Medical Director of Biomedical Engineering for Partners HealthCare System, an anesthesiologist at the Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of the Program on Medical Device Interoperability based at the Massachusetts General Hospital Dept. of Anesthesia Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Partners HealthCare System, and CIMIT.

Dr. Goldman founded the Medical Device “Plug-and-Play” (MD PnP) Interoperability research program in 2004 to promote innovation in patient safety and clinical care by leading the adoption of patient-centric integrated clinical environments.

Dr. Goldman co-chaired the FCC mHealth Task Force, the HIT Policy Committee FDASIA Workgroup regulatory subgroup, and the FCC Consumer Advisory Committee work group on healthcare. He served on the NSF CISE Advisory Committee, as a Visiting Scholar in the FDA Medical Device Fellowship Program, and as a member of the CDC BSC for the NCPHI. He currently serves in leadership positions in several medical device standardization organizations including Chair of ISO Technical Committee 121, Chair of the Use Case Working Group of the Continua Health Alliance, and Co-Chair of the AAMI Interoperability Working Group. Dr. Goldman is the recipient of the International Council on Systems Engineering 2010 Pioneer Award, American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) 2009 award for Professional Achievement in Technology, the 2009 AAMI Foundation/Institute for Technology in Health Care Clinical Application Award, and the University of Colorado Chancellor’s “Bridge to the Future” award.

Stephen L. Grimes, FACCE, FHIMSS, FAIMBE, Managing Partner, Strategic Healthcare Technology Associates, LLC


Stephen L. Grimes, FACCE, FHIMSS, FAIMBE, Managing Partner, Strategic Healthcare Technology Associates, LLC


Mr. Grimes is principal consultant in Strategic Healthcare Technology Associates, LLC in Boston, MA. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE), of the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE), where he is also a past president. He has been a prolific writer and speaker on medical device security for nearly 20 years and for over 40 years has served variously as director of clinical engineering at academic medical centers and in management and consulting roles in independent service organizations. He now consults in the areas of HTM strategic and operational issues, technology convergence, security and risk management associated with medical devices and systems, compliance, and quality management. He most recently co-edited and contributed to the Medical Device Cybersecurity: A Guide for HTM Professionals” published by the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) in May 2018.

Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators

Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators

Ted Harrington is Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators, the security organization famous for hacking everything from cars to medical devices to smartphones, and more. Ted has been named both Executive of the Year and 40 Under 40, he is one of the organizers of popular hacking concept IoT Village, and has built a company culture that has twice been named Best Places to Work. He is a keynote speaker on application security, where he and ISE are frequently featured in media outlets such as New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Washington Post, USA Today, Business Insider, CBS, Fox, ABC and more. Ted is a Boston Marathon finisher, and holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

Naeem Hashmi, Digital Health Solutions Strategic Advisor, Boston Scientific

Naeem Hashmi, Digital Health Solutions Strategic Advisor, Boston Scientific

Naeem is a renowned thought leader and author with decades of experience in designing innovative large scale high performance solutions.  At Boston Scientific, Naeem advised new products architectures and design strategies; serves as Privacy Champion for Digital Health solutions; guides analytics and data management teams and defines Digital Health/EHR connectivity platform; Prior to Boston Scientific, Naeem advised large health systems in defining digital health platforms; modeled mobile PHR solutions for High Risk Pregnancy, Chronic Kidney Disease and Behavior health for population health companies. Earlier, Naeem served as Vice President, Knowledge Management & Informatics at Fresenius, where he led integration of 1800+ Dialysis Clinics; Internets and Intranets; Clinical Data Warehouses; Business Intelligence and Informatics research initiatives. Prior to Fresenius, Naeem was Founder and Chief Research Officer for Information Frameworks. There he advised IT vendors and fortune 500 companies on innovative IT solutions/product roadmaps. Naeem specializes in Healthcare, Discrete Manufacturing, High Tech, CPG Retail/Beverage, Education and Public-sector industries. Naeem served as judge for Innovative CIO Leadership awards for CHIME, HIMSS, AHA and MIT. Naeem is a visiting faculty and founder member of Center of Knowledge Engineering at NUCES where he guides graduate students on Psyche Mining research projects. Naeem holds MS in Experimental Nuclear Physics, MS in Radiological Health and Environmental Sciences specializing in Nuclear Analytical techniques and high-performance computing.

Robert Havasy, MS, Senior Director, Connected Health, HIMSS

Robert Havasy, MS, Senior Director, Connected Health, HIMSS

Robert Havasy is a Senior Director in HIMSS’ Health Information Systems group. In this role he focuses on issues around connected health including remote patient monitoring, telemedicine, patient engagement, shared decision-making and interoperability. Mr. Havasy serves as the staff liaison for HIMSS’ Connected and Coordinated Care Committee and the more than 5000 member Connected Health Community and advises on policy and regulatory matters related to connected health. In 2018 he also served on the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s US Core Data for Interoperability Task Force. Previously, Mr. Havasy served as a Vice President of the Personal Connected Health Alliance (PCH Alliance, a division of HIMSS) and as the Executive Director of PCH Alliance’s Continua initiative.

Before joining the PCH Alliance, Mr. Havasy was the Corporate Team Lead for Product and Technology Development at the Center for Connected Health (CCH), part of the Partners HealthCare System in Boston, Massachusetts. At CCH Mr. Havasy lead the team that integrated the Center’s technology with Partners’ enterprise clinical systems. Major achievements of the Center include connecting remote patient monitoring data to Partners’ electronic medical record (EMR) system, the integration of consumer activity monitoring data with the EMR, and a new platform for acquiring and integrating Patient Reported Outcome Measures data into clinical practice.

Mr. Havasy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from Keene State College and an M.S. in Health and Medical Informatics from Brandeis University.

Florence Hudson, Founder & CEO, FDHint, LLC & Co-Founder, Blockchain in Healthcare Global – IEEE ISTO

Florence Hudson, Founder & CEO, FDHint, LLC & Co-Founder, Blockchain in Healthcare Global – IEEE ISTO

Florence Hudson is a proven leader and C-level executive in technology, business, research and academia. She has led multi-billion-dollar business strategies and execution. She has been an independent director on for-profit and not-for-profit boards. She is a former IBM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and Internet2 Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer. She is Special Advisor for the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at Indiana University leading cybersecurity research transition to practice efforts, and Special Advisor for Next Generation Internet at the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University enabling US-EU collaboration for the European Commission Horizon 2020 initiatives. As Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, she consults with public and private institutions in advanced technology, blockchain, artificial intelligence, big data, connected healthcare, cybersecurity, Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities, and diversity & inclusion. She serves on the Editorial Board for the open peer-reviewed journal “Blockchain in Healthcare Today”. She leads the IEEE Standards Association pre-standards workstream on clinical IoT data and device interoperability and validation with blockchain. She has a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, beginning her career at Grumman and NASA, and has attended executive education at Harvard Business School and Columbia University.

Seth Jeacopello, Chief Technical Architect, Great Bay Software

Seth Jeacopello, Chief Technical Architect, Great Bay Software

Seth Jeacopello has been working in enterprise software engineering for more than 19 years, with the past 10+ years being focused in network and endpoint security. As the Chief Technical Architect at Great Bay Software, Seth is responsible for the architecture, R&D and technical direction of all of the flagship product offerings, as well as handling the day-to-day leadership of the Engineering team itself.

Juuso Leinonen, Senior Project Engineer, Health Devices Group, ECRI Institute

Juuso Leinonen, Senior Project Engineer, Health Devices Group, ECRI Institute

Juuso Leinonen is a senior project engineer at the health devices group at ECRI Institute, where he performs comparative medical device evaluations, publishes practical guidance articles on medical device management, investigates medical device problems and accidents, and advises healthcare facilities with medical technology procurement. He is a subject matter expert in medical device cybersecurity, infusion technology, and telehealth. Juuso has led ECRI’s efforts in standardizing medical device security assessment with ECRI’s medical device evaluation program and has been the lead author with high profile ECRI Institute publications, including top 10 Health Technology Hazard List 2018 #1 Ransomware and Other Cybersecurity Threats to Healthcare Delivery Can Endanger Patients. He is also a primary representative in IHE patient care domain planning committee and ACCE membership and education committees. He came to ECRI Institute with a background in clinical engineering from St George’s Hospital London, United Kingdom and holds a degree in biomedical engineering from City University London, United Kingdom

Bridget A. Moorman, MSBME, CCE, President, BMoorman Consulting, LLC

Bridget A. Moorman, MSBME, CCE, President, BMoorman Consulting, LLC

Bridget Moorman, MSBME, CCE, has 30 years’ experience in the clinical engineering field and currently consults internationally for medical device companies, information technology companies, medical device integration companies, standards promulgation organizations, medical mobile application companies, mobile telecommunications companies and health care and health care pur­chasing organizations. She also writes and presents extensively on health care technology and integration. Prior to consulting, she worked for Kaiser Permanente doing strategic technology management for cardiovascular services, patient monitoring, OB/GYN data management and the biomedical device inter­face to Kaiser HealthConnect initiative. She has also worked for University Medical Center in Tucson, AZ, as a clinical engineer doing technology assessment and supporting the artificial heart program. In addition to her pure clinical engineering experience, she has done bio-mechanical research, power-line relay/metering design and space system acquisition/launch/ground systems/telecommunications work. As a retired Colonel in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, her last assignment was serving as the IMA to the MILSATCOM Systems Directorate at Los Angeles AFB, CA. Her previ­ous Air Force assignments have included political-military analysis for EUCOM and USAFE, squadron command for an aerial port, defense acquisition in support of medical informatics, aerospace systems and acquisition reform.

Tracy Rausch, CEO, DocBox

Tracy Rausch, CEO, DocBox

Tracy Rausch is a Certified Clinical Engineer and has a master’s degree in engineering from The Catholic University of America. Currently, Ms. Rausch is the founder and CEO of DocBox Inc., DocBox’s products are designed to improve patient safety and the efficacy of patient care by bringing intelligence directly to the bedside through an open standards based platform. She is currently activae in the advancement of safe and open communications between medical devices through standards. Tracy’s area of expertise are in the implementation of technology into the clinical environment, integration of point of care technologies, improvements in clinical efficiency and safety, and understanding and translating clinical needs into engineering systems requirements.

Phil Raymond, Director, Wireless Competency Center, Philips Healthcare


Phil Raymond, Director, Wireless Competency Center, Philips Healthcare


Phil Raymond is the Director of the Center of Excellence for wireless competency in Philips Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions CTO office. Since 2010 Phil has served as the chair of the Wi-Fi Alliance healthcare market segment task group and is co-chair of the AAMI Wireless Strategy Task Force. Phil continues his involvement in connectivity standards development and use of risk management in IEC/ISO 80001-1 and served as the co-chair for the IEC/ISO 80001-2-3 Wireless Guidance Technical Report team. Phil is a published author and global speaker regarding wireless technology, connectivity in digital health, the internet of health (IoH), and the deployment and operational management best practices in the healthcare connectivity ecosystem.

Y. Zachary Freeman, Vice President – Silex Technology America

Y. Zachary Freeman, Vice President – Silex Technology America

Zac is Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Silex Technology America, Inc.  He has over 10 years of experience with wireless connectivity in medical devices.  He has worked as a trusted partner and supplier to many of the most recognized medical device manufacturers in the industry.  Zac’s experience includes system architecture, component selection, extended supply chain and product lifecycle management as well as regulatory certification and cybersecurity.  Zac is a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point and a former Field Artillery Captain.

Chaitanya Srinivasamurthy, Technical Director of Cybersecurity & Medical Device Connectivity, ICU Medical, Inc.

Chaitanya Srinivasamurthy, Technical Director of Cybersecurity & Medical Device Connectivity, ICU Medical, Inc.

Chaitanya Srinivasamurthy is a Technical Director of Cybersecurity & Medical Device Connectivity for ICU Medical, Inc. Chaitanya has over 10 years of experience with building secure wireless connectivity solutions for Medical devices. He is responsible for both strategy and execution of cybersecurity and connectivity solutions for ICU Medical, Inc. Infusion pump portfolio. As part of this he leads various cybersecurity activities; including designing Cyber Security policies, Threat Analysis, Threat Modelling, Penetration Testing & customer interactions regarding Cyber Security incidences.  He has experience in FIPS 140-2 & UL 2900 certification of Medical devices. He actively participates in hackathons like DEFCON and NCCoE’s wireless Infusion pump study.  He also actively participates in standards bodies such as UL 2900 & AAMI Device security.

Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, Distinguished Technical Architect, US Healthcare Industry, Symantec

Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, Distinguished Technical Architect, US Healthcare Industry, Symantec

Mr. Wirth’s career spans several decades in the medical device, health IT, and cybersecurity industries. This cross-functional background enabled him to tackle some of the most complex challenges in health technology today – the need to protect sensitive data, secure critical medical device and IT infrastructure, and assure patient safety.

As an expert and advocate on compliance, privacy and security, Wirth has been providing thought leadership to healthcare providers, industry partners, and health technology professionals. He is an active participant in industry organizations and is currently serving on the editorial board of AAMI’s BI&T Magazine and contributes the regular “CyberInsights” column, as well as serves on the HIMSS Privacy & Security Committee.

His background in the healthcare IT and medical device industries includes engineering leadership as well as strategic business development and marketing roles with Siemens, Analogic, Mitra, Agfa, and currently Symantec, where he serves as Distinguished Technical Architect in their healthcare division. He maintains certifications as an information systems security professional (CISSP), a healthcare information security and privacy practitioner (HCISPP), and a professional in health information systems and management professional (CPHIMS). His education includes a BS Electrical Engineering from University of Applied Sciences, Düsseldorf (Germany) and an MS Engineering Management degree from The Gordon Institute of Tufts University.