[Interview] Dr. Danny Sands: Director of Medical Informatics, Cisco Systems; Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine Harvard Medical School

This is the next blog in the continuing series of interviews with leading professionals.

In this blog interview, I talk with Dr. Danny Sands, an internationally recognized lecturer, consultant, and thought leader in the area of clinical computing and patient and clinician empowerment through the use of computer technology.

Thank you and Enjoy!
Stephen Ibaraki, FCIPS, I.S.P., MVP


Index and links to Questions

Q1: Can you describe your current roles with Harvard Medical School and as Cisco System's new Director of Medical Informatics? How will you shape these organizations strategies and objectives into the future?

Q2: Can you provide specific examples how the clinical environment can be transformed by technology?

Q3: From an overall perspective, what are the steps required to implement these IT solutions for clinicians, patients, and provider organizations?

Q4: What are your perspectives on the future direction of technology in the clinical environment?

Q5: What specific challenges/barriers did you experience and the resulting lessons and useful tips from your work as: Chief Medical officer and VP for Clinical Strategies at Zix Corporation, Clinical Systems Integration Architect at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston?

Q6: Overall, what are the top opportunities and threats for the medical ecosystem and how they can be managed using people, process, and technology?

Q7: Looking back over your career, what three stories and resulting lessons can you share that were most pivotal?


I encourage you to share your thoughts here on these interviews or send me an e-mail at sibaraki@cips.ca.

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