In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the birth of anesthesiology, three Mass General pioneers in anesthesia business and research share how they got where they are today, why clinical representation is critical in innovation and the lessons they have learned today.
Mass General Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
55 Fruit St.
Boston, MA 02114
- MD, SUNY at New York City (Downstate)
- Residency, University of Colorado Health
- Fellowship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
American Board Certifications
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology
- Clinical Informatics, American Board of Preventitive Medicine
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- Medical device interoperability to build smarter and safer clinical environments
- Development of medical device safety and performance standards
- Foundational requirements for the deployment of apps for advanced clinical capabilities such as smart alarms, safety interlocks and closed-loop control
Description of Research
My research group, the Medical Device Plug-and-Play (MD PnP) Interoperability Program, is accelerating the adoption of safe, secure, interoperable medical devices to enable the creation of complete and accurate electronic health records and cost-effective development of innovative medical apps for diagnosis, treatment, research, safety and quality improvements, equipment management, and adverse event detection and reporting. We are working to develop sharable software tools and applications that will enable a broader community of researchers and manufacturers to implement medical device interoperability with a focus on improving patient safety. Our work includes identifying clinical problems that could be solved through reliable, comprehensive medical system integration, and the implementation of those solutions through the development of open standards and technology in our lab "sandbox". We work closely with the FDA, DoD, VA, NIST, NSF, NIH, manufacturers and other groups to help align clinical, research, manufacturing, policy and regulatory needs. We are involved with the development of international safety and performance standards for anesthesia and respiratory care equipment and interoperability. Our program website contains information about specific initiatives.
- Arney D, Fischmeister S, Goldman JM, Lee I, Trausmuth R. Plug-and-play for medical devices: experiences from a case study. Biomed Instrum Technol 2009; 43:313-317. PMID: 19670943
- Hatcliff J, King A, Lee I, MacDonald A, Fernando A, Robkin M, Vasserman E, Weininger S, Goldman JM. Rationale and architecture principles for medical application platforms. In: Proceedings from the IEEE/ACM Third International Conference on Cyber-Physical Systems (ICCPS); 2012: 3-12.
- Goldman JM, Schrenker R, Melendez L, Hampton R, Driscoll W. Implications of the New FDA Medical Device Data System (MDDS) Regulation for Automated Clinical Documentation. Proceedings of American Society of Anesthesiologists: Equipment, Monitoring and Technology. October 2011.
- Arney D, Goldman JM, Bhargav-Spantzel A, Basu A, Taborn M, Pappas G, Robkin M. Simulation of Medical Device Network Performance and Requirements for an Integrated Clinical Environment. Biomed Instrum Technol 2012 Jul-Aug;46(4):308-15.