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.

 

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.

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.

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

Luis Melendez, Co-founder, MDii, LLC

Luis Melendez, Co-founder, MDii, LLC

Luis Melendez is cofounder of MDii, LLC where he is dedicated to improving patient care with the integration of medical devices and electronic health records, while enabling clinical innovation.

Prior to MDii, Luis was an Associate Director at Partners Healthcare. The systems he helped design and build are used in patient care across the organization. Over 1.5M secure messages are delivered daily from over 4,100 integrated medical devices spanning 20 geographical locations. This influential and groundbreaking work laid the foundation for pertinent Partners’ operations, and medical device cybersecurity, across the enterprise.

Before designing large-scale integration systems, Luis specialized in patient care settings and medical devices. Working in multidisciplinary teams, he designed and helped build operating rooms, intensive care units, various patient care buildings, medical devices and assembly lines.

He has worked on various National Standards, has numerous publications including two book chapters, and authored AAMI’s Compendium of Medical Device Integration and Informatics. He taught a Massachusetts General Hospital anesthesia resident Machine Course, and a Technology Board Review lecture for staff CME and graduating residents. Luis has been an invited speaker at a number of national conferences including the Society for Technology in Anesthesia, FDA Summits, and AAMI.

Luis’ strength is putting things, and processes, together that don’t exist (yet). He’s a builder – of teams first, and medical things second.

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.

Richard Oak, Technology Lead, MedSec LLC

Richard Oak, Technology Lead, MedSec LLC

Richard Oak is Technology Lead at MedSec where he focuses primarily on the development of secure products for the healthcare industry. Prior to MedSec, Richard served as a lead cyber security specialist for BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, where he served a critical role in the development of highly innovative, technical solutions for the UK government. Richard has also served a number of key roles at QinetiQ (one of the UK’s leading defence research companies) where he developed a number of novel, patent-protected security technologies, and supported the deployment of these technologies to various arms of the UK military and Ministry of Defence. Patented technologies include a novel method for distributing quantum cryptography keys within an optical star network and BreakWall – a network device that provides an “IP-Break”, preventing the spread of low level network attacks.

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.

Shahid Shah, Chairman, Netspective

Shahid Shah, Chairman, Netspective

Shahid N. Shah is an internationally recognized and influential healthcare IT thought leader who is known as “The Healthcare IT Guy” across the Internet. He is a technology strategy consultant to many federal agencies and winner of Federal Computer Week’s coveted “Fed 100″ award given to IT experts that have made a big impact in the government. Shahid has architected and built multiple clinical solutions over his almost 23 year career. He helped design and deploy the American Red Cross’s electronic health record solution across thousands of sites; he’s built several web-based EMRs now in use by hundreds of physicians; he’s designed large groupware and collaboration sites in use by thousands; and, as an ex-CTO for a billion dollar division of CardinalHealth he helped design advanced clinical interfaces for medical devices and hospitals. Shahid also serves as a senior technology strategy advisor to NIH’s and TATRC’s SBIR/STTR program hel ping small businesses commercialize their healthcare applications.

Shahid runs three successful blogs. At http://shahid.shah.org he writes about architecture issues, at http://www.healthcareguy.com he provides valuable insights on how to apply technology in health care, at http://www.federalarchitect.com he advises senior federal technologists, and at http://www.hitsphere.com he gives a glimpse of the health-care IT blogosphere as an aggregator.

Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, Healthcare Architect, Symantec

Axel Wirth, CPHIMS, CISSP, HCISPP, Healthcare Architect, 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.