MedTech Events


Designing Smart Medical Devices for Health Information Systems Integration

1/24/13 (TH) 12:45 - 3:45 pm

Zebro Room, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, 701 Ellicott Street, Buffalo


Sweeping changes to the health industry are fundamentally altering the consumption, delivery and cost of healthcare. The role of technology in resolving massive financial concerns and advancing patient care in a safe and effective manner is undeniable. According to research by MGI and McKinsey's Business Technology Office, if U.S. healthcare were to use big data creatively and effectively to drive efficiency and quality, the sector could create more than $300 billion in value every year.

Additionally, the increasing number of healthcare standards and requirements heightens the need to improve integration and interoperability of medical devices and HIT systems in clinical environments. These factors present significant opportunities and challenges in ensuring appropriate communications standards, terminology, data access and interoperability to support the healthcare and biomedical research enterprises.

This meeting will explore these issues and address:

  • Linking medical technology to centralized EMR systems: What should component suppliers and the medical device community keep in mind when designing new technologies to operate within HIT systems?
  • Initiatives and guidelines/standards from the NYS Department of Health and the US Department of Health and Human Services for integrating HIT with new medical devices
  • How future computing and informatics tools will interface with large health systems data networks

The Experts:


Featured Presenters

  • Dr. Joseph M. Jasinski, IBM Distinguished Engineer, Global Industry Executive, Smarter Healthcare and Life Sciences, IBM Research
  • Frank Negro, Regional Practice Executive, Dell Services


  • Paul Buckley, President, Applied Sciences Group
  • Dr. Thomas Furlani, Interim Associate Vice President for Information Technology (CIO), Director, Center for Computational Research, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Benjamin L. Miller, Health Sciences Center for Computational Innovation, University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Dr. Gene D. Morse, Associate Director, NYS Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics and Life Sciences, Professor, Pharmacy Practice, Medicine and Pediatrics, University at Buffalo
  • Dr. Peter Winkelstein, Executive Director, University at Buffalo Institute for Healthcare Informatics, Chief Medical Informatics Officer, UBMD

Who can benefit:

Medical Device Manufacturers and Specialists, Hardware and Software Developers, Chief Medical Officers, Chief Information Officers, Senior IT Executives, R&D Directors and Managers, IT Professionals, Clinical and Biomedical Engineering Professionals, Entrepreneurs and Innovators, Academic Health Researchers

Use the link below to register for this program



Join us at 4:00 pm for the Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series

Immediately following the program, we invite you to attend the Life Sciences Commercialization Lecture Series, SmartPill: A Vision from Inside. Learn about the ups, downs, and in-betweens of starting a medical device manufacturing company.  SmartPill’s departing Chief Technology Officer Jack Semler will cover a range of issues facing most high growth, high-tech companies including product development, introducing the product to the market, navigating the politics of the FDA and what that means for negotiating reimbursement and the challenges of raising capital.  Click here for more information and to register for this free event.

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