The Role of Standards in Telemedicine

Speaker: Ram D. Sriram , NIST

Date: Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Time: 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM Note: all times are in the Eastern Time Zone

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Location: 66-144

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Host: Prof Peter Szolovits

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Reminder Subject: TALK: The Role of Standards in Telemedicine

Ram D. Sriram
Chief, Software and Systems Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, MD 20899

The future and expanded use of telemedicine and related health IT (HIT) technologies could enable patients in underserved areas to receive expert care by well-trained specialists. Better communication across providers of care is essential to sharing resources and reducing duplication of effort. This can be facilitated through the use of new technologies, in particular, electronic health records and telemedicine. However, for telemedicine to be successful we need meaningful, interoperable standards and guidelines for clinical telemedicine, including electronic imaging, data storage, interoperability, and proper procedures. In this talk I will discuss the role of standards in facilitating telemedicine, with an emphasis on electronic health records, medical device interoperability, and image acquisition, transmission and display of information.

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Ram D. Sriram is the chief of the Software and Systems Division, Information Technology Laboratory, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He also heads the Health IT Program at NIST. Prior to joining NIST, he was on the engineering faculty (1986-1994) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and was instrumental in setting up the Intelligent Engineering Systems Laboratory. Sriram has co-authored or authored more than 250 publications, including several books. Sriram was a founding co-editor of the International Journal for AI in Engineering. Sriram received several awards including: an NSF’s Presidential Young Investigator Award (1989); ASME Design Automation Award (2011); ASME CIE Distinguished Service Award (2014); the Washington Academy of Sciences’ Distinguished Career in Engineering Sciences Award (2015); ASME CIE division’s Lifetime Achievement Award (2016). Sriram is a Fellow of ASME, AAAS, IEEE and Washington Academy of Sciences, a member (life) of ACM and AAAI. Sriram has a B.Tech. from IIT, Madras, India, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA.

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