Digital Health: Promotion of Cardiorespiratory Data Interoperability and Contextuality

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  • Date: 14 Feb 2024
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Paul R. Steiner, MD, BSEE

The delivery of high quality healthcare is a serious ongoing challenge during this period of limited resources, high cost, inequitable access, and aging populations.  The strong prevalent emphasis on "point-of-care" healthcare delivery paradigms over past decades are proving to be insufficient, constrained by dated business and workflow models.  Fortunately, it is increasingly clear that there also are opportunities to better address such shortcomings in healthcare delivery, which significantly may improve our ability to deliver timely personalized care, tailored to the evolving and ongoing needs of individual patients.    


In this presentation, I intend to provide an introduction into what engineers, IT specialists, and collaborating healthcare people can do to facilitate the transformation (or replacement) of present healthcare delivery models to promote more relevant, higher quality, and more equitable healthcare delivery options.  A key aspect of such transformation is the development of new workflows that are the consequence of enabling broad-based and ubiquitous physiologic data interoperability.


Dr. Steiner is a board-certified subspecialty physician with >30 years of clinical experience, who formerly served as Director of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.  Over the past decade, he has devoted increasing time and resources to the develppment and promotion of data & device interoperability standards for implantable monitors, pacemakers, and defibrillators, and he has collaborated on this with like-minded colleagues in professional organizations such as IEEE, IHE, ACC, and HRS; more recently, he has been serving as co-chair of the cardiorespiratory subgroup for the IEEE P1752 Standard on Open Mobile Health Data (under EMBS sponsorship), which actively is has been developing standardized semantics that enable the meaningful description, exchange, and utilization of mobile health data.  The framework for these data (and associated metadata) enable support for the sharing and analysis of a broad set of consumer health, biomedical research, and patient-centered clinical care needs.