IEEE SA recently participated at the HIMSS 2013 Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. HIMSS is one of the largest healthcare/IT conferences having a total of 34,696 attendees and 1,158 exhibiting companies.
At the conference, IEEE SA showcased how the IEEE 11073™ family of standards are used in health device communications.
Dr. Malcolm Clarke, IEEE 11073 PHD Vice Chair, spoke with visitors about the implementation of standards in personal health devices such as pulse-ox meter, glucose meter, blood pressure monitor, weigh scale, room sensors and more.
Bill Ash, IEEE SA Strategic Program Manager, gave an overview of HIMSS 2013 and discussed the impact of connected homes and the Smart Grid on the future of eHealth.
Some distinguished attendees also shared their thoughts:
Dean Athanassiades, faculty at the University of Phoenix, discussed the importance of standards and Health Care Informatics.
Dr. Kevin Ryan from Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey, USA, discussed why he loves IEEE.