Featured Speakers

Siemens HealthineersJ. Randall MoormanOpening General Session—Saturday, June 10:  11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Convention Center, Ballroom A

Sponsored by Siemens Healthineers

Big Data at the Bedside: Using Medical Devices to Predict and Prevent Deadly Illness

J. Randall Moorman, MD
University of Virginia

What if we could foresee a patient’s deterioration and take action to prevent it? What if the impending illness was so severe and the patients so vulnerable that this prediction would save their lives? And what if all we needed was little more than the medical devices and data that we already have?  This isn’t part of some hypothetical future. This is a reality.

Learn this and more from J. Randall Moorman, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Physiology and Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He was the founding director of the University of Virginia Center for Advanced Medical Analytics, is the chief medical officer for Advanced Medical Predictive Devices, Diagnostics and Displays (AMP3D), holds nine U.S. patents, and was the University of Virginia Edlich-Henderson Innovator of the Year in 2014.


Kevin FuDwight E. Harken Memorial Lecture—Sunday, June 11: 10:45 AM–12:00 PM

Convention Center, Ballroom A

Medical Device Security:  The First 165 Years

Kevin Fu, BS, MEng, PhD
Virta Labs, Inc and University of Michigan

Today, it would be difficult to find medical device technology that does not critically depend on computer software. Network connectivity and wireless communication have transformed the delivery of patient care. Technology often enables patients to lead more normal and healthy lives. However, medical devices that rely on software (e.g., drug infusion pumps, linear accelerators, pacemakers) also inherit the pesky cybersecurity risks endemic to computing. What’s special about medical devices and cybersecurity? What’s hype and what’s real? What can history teach us? How are international standards bodies and regulatory cybersecurity requirements changing the global manufacture of medical devices? This talk will provide a glimpse into the risks, benefits, and regulatory issues for medical device cybersecurity and innovation of trustworthy medical device software.

Kevin Fu is credited for establishing the field of medical device security beginning with the 2008 IEEE paper on defibrillator security.  Kevin is Chief Scientist of Virta Labs, Inc. and Associate Professor in EECS at the University of Michigan where he directs the Archimedes Center for Medical Device Security and the Security and Privacy Research Group (SPQR).


George MillsSiemens HealthineersGeneral Session—Monday, June 12:  8:30 AM–9:45 AM

Convention Center Ballroom A

Sponsored by Siemens Healthineers

The Joint Commission Update

George Mills, MBA, FASHE, CEM, CHFM, CHSP
The Joint Commission

George Mills will provide the latest information on Joint Commission activities, discuss future plans for the organization, and explain how these activities and plans will impact your healthcare facility. You will learn how best to prepare for a Joint Commission inspection survey.

George Mills is the Director for the Department of Engineering at The Joint Commission. In this role, Mr. Mills provides standards interpretation and education to accredited organizations, supports the survey process, and is a nationally-recognized speaker.

Mr. Mills has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare setting, and previous experience in the construction industry and structural steel fabrication. Prior to joining The Joint Commission, Mr. Mills was a Director of Facilities; has held national positions related to codes and standards including serving as Director of Codes & Compliance for ASHE; and has served as a consultant.

Mr. Mills is a Fellow with the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (FASHE), a Certified Healthcare Facility Manager (CHFM), a Certified Energy Manager (CEM), a Certified Healthcare Safety Professional (CHSP), and the recipient of the 2014 ASHE Crystal Eagle award. Mr. Mills earned an MBA from California Coast University in Santa Ana, California.