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David Arney works to improve patient safety by advancing medical device interoperability. As the Lead Engineer of the Medical Device Plug and Play 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 physiologic closed-loop control, autonomous medical systems, and remotely-controllable medical devices for telemedicine and tele-critical care.

Dave has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania and a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health focusing on quantitative methods and epidemiology of medical devices. He is 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.

Dave 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.


Working Paper

A User-Focused Transdisciplinary Research Agenda for AI-Enabled Health Tech Governance

A research agenda for stakeholders to proactively collaborate and design AI technologies that work with users to improve their health and wellbeing

Feb 4, 2019