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Overview: New technologies can vastly improve healthcare, but only if patient safety remains at the forefront. In this talk, world-renowned physician and inventor Dr. Nat Sims will provide frameworks and perspectives for understanding innovation in today’s complex healthcare environment.
Speaker Bio: Nat Sims, MD, is a cardiac anesthesiologist, research scientist, and medical device inventor who has devoted his career to developing tools and systems that improve patient safety and care while reducing costs. An accomplished pilot, Dr. Sims found inspiration for improving medicine through aviation safety technology. Working with interdisciplinary teams of biomedical engineers, nurses, and experts from multiple clinical specialties, he and his colleagues have pioneered improvements in patient monitoring, patient transport, and error-free intravenous drug delivery systems. His most significant invention includes the original concepts for smart drug infusion pumps, which were developed in 1992 at Massachusetts General Hospital and implemented clinically in 1997. Dr. Sims is currently a biomedical engineer at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and an Associate Professor in Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School, and he holds the Ronald S. Newbower, PhD and Eitan Family MGH Endowed Chair in Biomedical Technology Innovation.