Prof. Shankar Krishnan, Ph.D.
H.C. Lord Chair Professor
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, USA
Shankar Krishnan, Ph.D.
Healthcare organizations are going through transformations across the globe and the changes driving these transformations are likely to trigger growth and innovation in multiple technologies including ICT, biomedical engineering, healthcare practices and patient care management to attain new levels of service, quality and financial sustainability all aimed towards safer, more efficient and cost effective patient care with interoperability and patient engagement.
The success factors critical for connecting healthcare and addressing the business challenges of evolving care and financial models include maximizing technology, improving performance and quality, connecting and coordinating care and navigating thru differing payment models.
All the participants in the healthcare domain involving patient and interacting spectrum including doctor, nurse, and associated care givers as well as EHR data managers, administrators, insurers and regulatory agencies will participate in transforming the present systems towards emerging comprehensive EHR modelscomplying with security, privacy and applicable standardsoperating for improving the quality of human life.
The talk will address some of the advances in telemedicine and e-health, associated challenges and potential opportunities to achieve the ultimate goal of realizing patient-centered, evidence-based, prevention-oriented, efficient and equitable and prevention-oriented health care.
Dr. Shankar Krishnan
has over thirty years of broad spectrum professional experience in biomedical engineering education, R&D, medical product development and clinical engineering.
He is the founding director of the biomedical engineering department and an endowed chair professor at WIT in Boston.
e received his
Ph.D degree from the University of Rhode Island with research work done at Rhode Island Hospital
Previously, he was an assistant director at Massachusetts General Hospital and a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School in Boston.
has also held faculty appointments in Illinois, Miami and Singapore.
At NTU in Singapore, he was the founding director of the BME Research Center and the founding head of the bioengineering division.
He also worked in R&D at Coulter Electronics in Miami and in hospital design and operations management at Bechtel for healthcare megaprojects.
He has been a consultant to few medical companies, software firms and hospitals.
has served in the National Medical Research Council
research interests are biomedical signals and image processing, telemedicine, medical robotics and BME education.
has been developing novel models in BME curricula design, labs, co-ops and internships.
has numerous publications and has made presentations and given invited talks at several international conferences.
e serves on the administrative council of IFMBE
He is a fellow of AIMBE and he keeps active memberships in IEEE-EMBS, AAMI, BMES and ASEE.
He was a member of a team which received the CIMIT Kennedy Innovation Award.