David Arney works to improve patient safety by advancing medical device interoperability. As the Lead Engineer of the Medical Device Plug and Play Interoperability Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, he led the five year NIH-funded effort to build OpenICE, an open source platform for interoperable medical apps. He is now working on improving the safety and security of applications for data collection, smart alarms, and physiologic closed-loop control.
Dave has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and recently completed a Masters in Public Health at Harvard focusing on quantitative methods and epidemiology of medical devices. He's an Instructor in Anaesthesia at Harvard Medical School. He spent a year at the FDA as a scholar in residence, and has been heavily involved in standards development with ASTM, AAMI, ISO, and other organizations.
He is working on extending IoT platforms with the metadata, provenance, and other information needed to support innovative Medical Internet of Things applications and building a Digital Health ecosystem that supports patient autonomy and privacy, enables caregivers, and leads to widespread improvements in health and wellbeing.