Posts Categorized: September 2015

September 2015 eNewsletter

Greetings from Milan and EMBC15

By Michael R. Neuman
In August 2015, attendees from around the world gathered in Milan, Italy, for the 37th annual Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC). The organizers noted that it was one of the largest of these annual conferences so far with about 3200 …

The Easy and the Hard

EMBC15 participants had the opportunity to share their thoughts on the challenges of implementing standards during an LSTC-sponsored session.

The Pharmaceutical Industry, Emerging Technology, and Standards

by Nirmal Keshava
IEEE Life Sciences Technical Committee members spoke at EMBC15 about emerging technologies and the move toward open standards, which among many other potential benefits also offers opportunities to address challenges in drug development.

The Changing Role of Standards

by Cynthia Weber
As technology becomes further integrated into modern health care, the need for standardization and interoperability becomes more urgent. IEEE Life Sciences talks with Bill Ash, Strategic Technology Program Director with the IEEE Standards Association, about the evolving field.

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September 2015 Contributors

Nirmal Keshava Nirmal Keshava is a Senior Principal Informatics Scientist at AstraZeneca, PLC in Waltham, MA, where he is leading efforts to use large-scale analytics to improve the cost and efficiency of drug development. Read more
Bill Ash Bill Ash is Strategic Program Manager for the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA). He received his BSEE from Rutgers University School of the Engineering. His background is in the RF industry as he worked as applications engineer on wireless communications systems. Read more