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Jeff B.


Palo Alto, CA

Member since:

May 28, 2012


What in healthcare or medicine are you passionate about?

Everything, patient data security and fault-tolerant mission critical software

What is your vision of the future of healthcare?

In general things are looking better, outside of the US much better. In the US we have a system that is failing and we are up against a lot of political rhetoric which makes it difficult to instill change. It is a uphill battle that technology can help. But, only with behavioral change of all stakeholders.

How would/can you add value to healthcare entrepreneurs and developers?

Having both technical and medical experience I understand how to bridge the culture of these disparate domains. Many in tech see data as data, health is very different, yes the binary is the same but the governance, culture, politics and beliefs are a few of the driver that change everything. Understanding this is critical to success.

Do you have a friend or family member you support in their healthcare? How do you provide support?

Interesting question. As a healthcare system engineer, I like to think of all customers that use our systems as family members, that is, we must remember that their lives may be in our hands. No place for errors. If you write a bad line of code for a game, who cares. If you write a bad line of code for a mission critical healthcare system, someone may die.


BSCS & Grad OHSU Med School, mHealth & Security Consultant Working in the mobile health space > 8 yrs. Developed 1st secure PHR iPhone/Android, MS HealthVault Partner. Co-author of 2 HIMSS books on Mobile Security. Co-chair HIMSS/HL7 WG

What Jeff B. is saying about this Meetup Group

This was a great first meeting, I feel they will get even better as more healthcare people attend. They need to reduce the number of presenters. The audience was getting restless and it was geting a bit loud with chatter. We may need to remind attendees to take their side conversations elsewhere. Still a great effort and attendance, thanks to the organizers.

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