Service Systems Executive Speaker Series and Working Group
Speaker: Dr. Steven Garverick,
Senior Director, Training and Fellowships, West Wireless Health Institute
Time: Thursday, June 3, 1:00-2:25pm
Location: Room 110, Carnegie Mellon Silicon Valley [directions]
Title: Pervasive Technologies Will Transform Health Care
Technology advances in ubiquitous sensing, wireless communication, cloud computing and social networking platforms have the potential to truly transform health care as we know it. These pervasive technologies will enable individualized, preventative medicine in the form of remote monitoring, medication compliance and mobile imaging. The result is a new infrastructure-independent model centered on lower costs, patient centered care and better outcomes. The West Wireless Health Institute believes this new model will alleviate some of the tremendous stresses on our current health care system, where the burgeoning cost of episodic care in hospitals and other facilities is unsustainable. Infrastructure independent health care will empower patients and families to take greater responsibility for their own health, with the promise of improving engagement, satisfaction, outcomes and cost. The presentation will describe the premise of wireless health technology and provide examples of meaningful innovation related to wireless health.
As Director of Training and Fellowships at the West Wireless Health Institute, Dr. Garverick leads educational and postdoctoral fellowship activities for the Engineering Program. As a distinguished member of the Institute’s technical staff, he also leads research and development efforts related to instrumentation. Dr. Garverick joined the Institute in 2010, having been a faculty member at Case Western Reserve University since 1992, and before that, nine years at MIT Lincoln Laboratory and GE Corporate Research and Development. He received B.S., M.S., E.E., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has published 75 papers in refereed journals and conference proceedings, supervised 50 graduate theses, authored 20 U.S. patents, and has received Case Western’s most prestigious award for graduate teaching.
Dr. Garverick’s interest in integrated circuit design and technology for analog and mixed-signal applications is now directed specifically toward transducer interface and communication circuits for applications in wireless health. His areas of expertise include mixed-signal integrated circuit design; high-temperature electronics; low-power and wireless sensors/actuators; biomedical instrumentation; and neuromorphic circuits.