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Wednesday, April 15 • 10:35am - 10:55am
Keynote: How Collaboration and Strategic Design are Coming Together to Help with the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented demand on the entire healthcare system, including suppliers.  Many-well meaning individuals and companies are “hacking” medical supplies and devices to help alleviate shortages.  Many of these hacks have already proven to be incredibly powerful; but some are useless and some are downright unsafe.  In this talk we will discuss how a international consortia called CIMIT worked with FDA, IEEE, NIH, Mad*Pow and many others to quickly put in place a digital solution that helps to alleviate these supply emergencies while also ensuring that the nontraditional medical supplies are safe to use.

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Michael K. Dempsey

Entrepreneur in Residence, Massachusetts General Hospital - CIMIT
Mike Dempsey has been working in the field of medical devices for more than 35 years; during this time, he has invented or led products that have treated over twelve million people.  Mike holds over a dozen patents on various medical devices.  Mike has founded and led three successful... Read More →

Wednesday April 15, 2020 10:35am - 10:55am EDT