Technology / Data Specialist
How did you become involved with GMAST?
I was one of the originating (and founding) board members for Global Medical and Surgical Teams. In my business career, I have written many renowned technology books that help guide people around the world on extremely complex technology subjects. This is how I’ve shared my Silicon Valley experience and skills to thousands of technologists everywhere. However, I am equally passionate about using my expertise to help those in need. With GMAST, I have found a way to bring together my technology skills and long computer database career to tackle the technological obstacles of remote clinical and surgical missions to make healthcare accessible to all.
What will you be working on for this upcoming trip?
What has been missing for so many surgical missions around the globe is a cohesive and comprehensive medical system that can be completely disconnected from the internet (due to remoteness of these missions). A “good” system must provide the staff a fully functioning EMR (electronic medical record) systems that records all aspects of these missions for every encounter, for every procedure, for all supplies, and must retain complete medical records for all patients from the minute they come into our care to the time they leave (and beyond). We’ll then be able to share this data with the appropriate overseeing organizations (like CURE) and can integrate with their local country systems as needed. Our medical team can simply be walking around with their iPhones or iPads and doing everything digitally. We are going to deploy version 1.0 on this trip.