IEEE DVP: visit by Prof Yuri Quintana


The DV talks by Prof Yuri Quintana at VUT will be on the topics, mobile health, telehealth, people-centred health and AI work on digital phenotype and it will be held on 26th November 2018 morning from at 10:00 – 12:00.

Details about the DVP:

Prof Yuri Quintana, Ph.D., is Director of Global Health Informatics in the Division of Clinical Informatics, BIDMC and
Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Harvard Medical School. His research is focused on developing
innovative technologies and systems that empower communities of healthcare professionals, patients and
families. He has developed several award-winning global online and mobile collaboration networks that have
had a transformational impact on healthcare delivery. At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, he envisioned,
implemented, and managed global eHealth solutions for children with cancer that has improved the lives of
countless children and made a significant contribution to global clinical informatics. Dr. Quintana led the
development of Cure4Kids , the leading online network for pediatric cancer clinical
education and collaboration, and POND4Kids (Pediatric Oncology Networked
Database) for collaborative international clinical trials used by over 200 clinical centers in low- and middleincome
countries. POND4Kids and Cure4Kids are mentioned in over 500 publications and participating centers
have significantly increased childhood cancer survival rates. At Harvard, with funding from AHRQ, Dr. Quintana
and colleagues have created InfoSAGE, a family-centered private social
network for elders over the age of 75 and their family members involved in their care. His contributions to
InfoSAGE are expanding novel way to engage patients and families with informatics-based tools for familyassisted
care coordination. More recently he has developed Alicanto™, an
online social learning platform for health professionals that is in use at leading academic hospitals and centers
at Harvard and MIT. Alicanto is being used OPENPediatrics network by
Boston Children’s Hospital’s for global education in pediatrics, by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s global
MADCaP Prostate Cancer Network, and Massachusetts Institute of
Technology’s JWEL Center for sharing best practices in education. Alicanto has won
numerous international awards. The platforms he has developed have been used as a reference model for
collaborative platforms developed by international agencies such as UICC, WHO, and IAEA. Previously, he was
a faculty member at the University of Western Ontario where he served as director of the New Media
Research Lab developing innovations in interactive media and online education. Quintana was also a principal
investigator in the Canadian HealNet Research Network, focusing on consumer health informatics. He has held
high-tech positions at IBM Canada Limited and Watcom. He serves on the editorial board of several journals
including the International Journal Medical Informatics and the Journal for Cancer Education. Quintana
graduated from the University of Waterloo in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a PhD in Systems
Design Engineering.
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Monday, November 26, 2018 - 08:00 to 10:00





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