WAMIII Virtual Series – Session 24
14 September 2021 11AM - 12PM ET
Solving Health Tech Challenges Lies with Females: Meet the Women Leading Global Standards Development
- Moderator: Maria Palombini, Director, Healthcare and Life Sciences Practice Leader, IEEE Standards Association
- Heather Flannery Chair, IEEE P2418.6: Standard for the Framework of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) Use in Healthcare and the Life and Social Sciences
- Dr. Madhuri Gore, Vice Chair, IEEE P2650: Standard for Enabling Mobile Device Platforms to Be Used as Pre-Screening Audiometric Systems
- Florence Hudson, Chair, IEEE P2933: Standard for Clinical Internet of Things (IoT) Data and Device Interoperability with TIPPSS - Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety, Security
- Ida Sim, Chair, IEEE 1752.1-2021: IEEE Approved Draft Standard for Mobile Health Data
The IEEE SA WAMIII Virtual Talk Series has a deep well of on-demand educational sessions focused on technical and trust challenges, viable use cases, and cutting-edge development of connected medical technologies to choose from and yet this session will be the most eye-opening of all.
Women are leading the way in every aspect of the digital health tech transformation from founders of start-ups, CEOs of major organizations or solving everyday complex challenges with the adoption and use of health technologies. Four (4) of IEEE SA's most progressive standards working groups are led by committed, talented and knowledgeable women tackling one of the world’s largest most complex healthcare challenges. This technical virtual session will get into the detail of the challenges and progress in solving the interoperability challenge as it relates to wearables, clinical IoTs and EHRs to support the foundation for innovating the future of healthcare.
This session is more than justifying why women are suited to lead the future of digital health tech and technical standards development. You will hear the challenges they and their teams are facing in addressing a critical piece in the puzzle impeding trust, security and validation in our digital healthcare system.
Revealing the real challenges of solving tech and data interoperability in the healthcare domain
Decoding the complex landscape of metadata in the development of technical standards
The hot topics emerging into standards development: Blockchain/DLTs, open source, and more
Managing the balance of effective leadership vs technical expertise to keep volunteers focused on the task at hand
Be sure to join this session to see how these leaders are moving the needle in addressing the issues and how they have set the benchmark for all engineers who want to make a difference in solving global challenges.
+ Read Florence Hudson's bio
Florence Hudson is Executive Director of the Northeast Big Data Innovation Hub at Columbia University, and Founder & CEO of FDHint, LLC, a global advanced technology and diversity & inclusion consulting firm. She leads the COVID Information Commons (https://covidinfocommons.net) funded by NSF, providing an open resource to explore research and enable global collaboration to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Former IBM Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Internet2 Senior Vice President and Chief Innovation Officer, Special Advisor for the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, and aerospace engineer at NASA and Grumman, she Chairs the global IEEE/UL Working Group on Clinical IoT Data and Device Interoperability with TIPPSS – Trust, Identity, Privacy, Protection, Safety and Security, and has published books on TIPPSS. She serves on Boards for Princeton University, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Stony Brook University, Blockchain in Healthcare Today, and the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. She has a BSE in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University, and executive business education from Harvard and Columbia Universities.
+ Read Ida Sim's bio
Ida Sim, MD, PhD is Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
Dr. Ida Sim co-directs Informatics and Research Innovation at UCSF's Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, and is Director of Digital Health for the Division of General Internal Medicine. Dr. Sim’s research focuses on open integrated architectures of mobile technologies for clinical research and primary care. She is a global leader in the policy and technology of large-scale sharing of clinical trials and mobile health data. In 2011, she co-founded Open mHealth, a non-profit organization that is breaking down barriers to mobile health app and data integration through an open software architecture. In 2017, she co-founded Vivli, a global data sharing platform for finding, requesting, and analyzing participant-level clinical trials data.
Dr. Sim has served on multiple advisory committees on health information infrastructure for clinical care and research, including committees of the National Research Council and National Academy of Medicine. She is a recipient of the United States Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE), a Fellow of the American College of Medical Informatics, a member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and is a practicing primary care physician.