Hot Topics Debate: The Innovation Paradigm for Developers

Standards can bring reliability, strengthen capabilities and help ensure quality and safety across an industry. But at what cost? Do standards help promote and drive innovation or do they hurt and hinder business growth and development? Hear from leading developers on the age-old debate of market forces versus mandated forces-and what the innovation paradigm means to them.

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Dave Cassel

Senior Interoperability Engineer
Epic Systems

Dave Cassel was one of the original designers of Epic’s Care Everywhere network, which has grown into one of the world’s largest multi-vendor healthcare interoperability networks. Dave is also a frequent contributor to Healtheway and represents Epic in other industry initiatives relating to interoperability standards.

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David McCallie, Jr., MD
Senior Vice President, Medical Informatics, Cerner Director, Cerner Medical Informatics Institute

David McCallie, Jr., M.D., senior vice president, Medical Informatics, is director of the Cerner Medical Informatics Institute. He is responsible for a research and development team focused on developing innovations at the intersection of computer science and clinical medicine. His most recently completed project was the design of Cerner’s ePrescribing system and the Community Health Record. He is currently working on the definition of the next generation of personal health records, known as Independent Health Record Trusts.

Dr. McCallie joined Cerner in 1991. He was previously responsible for the development of Cerner’s clinical nomenclature system and thePowerNote™ structured clinical documentation tool. He also was the chief architect for open clinical foundation, Cerner’s clinical data repository. He is a member of Cerner’s architecture cabinet.

Prior to joining Cerner, McCallie was director of research computing at Children’s Hospital in Boston, Mass., and an instructor in neurology at Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His research background includes using computers to create three-dimensional models of seizure-induced brain electrical activity.

McCallie earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and computer science at Duke University. He earned his medical degree at Harvard Medical School. McCallie has published numerous articles and presented frequently on the subject of healthcare informatics. He is a member of the American Medical Informatics Association.