Professor S.W. Kachnowski
Visiting Professor, IIT Delhi, India; Fellow, Royal Society of Medicine, England
Chair, Healthcare Innovation Technology Lab, USA
Professor Stan Kachnowski is a leading academic, technologist and architect in the emerging field of wireless health information and communications applications and their effect on the economics and care of medicine. He currently serves as a Visiting Professor at the Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi and the Chair of the Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab located at the Columbia University Medical Center. He has taught healthcare informatics, ehealth and healthcare ebusiness for the past 19 years and authored over 100 scholarly papers and presentations for the world’s leading journals and societies for wireless health informatics, mobile electronic health records, and healthcare unbound. His teaching includes over 2,000 students at IIT Delhi, Columbia University and Quinnipiac College. Most leading healthcare organizations in the United States and several foreign governments have sought his advice on how to capture, store, and utilize their healthcare data from wireless applications.
His work in wireless informatics has included numerous government and industry grants with organizations such as Qualcomm, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and McKesson. In 2008 he lead one of the largest mobile application assessments in history with his work on mobile communication platforms in hospitals which was published at the in the Journal of Health Information Management, the monthly academic publication from HIMSS. This pioneering work evaluated several wireless platforms used in five US hospital systems as well as the technical underpinnings that led to quick adoption.
Another example of his industry work included an evaluation for Pacificare of wireless health applications as a revenue model in the health insurance industry and using mobile health applications data for physician based business intelligence models. He has advised many of the top insurance groups in the United States, including Cigna, Harvard, Tufts, and United Healthcare Group.
Professor Kachnowski’s industry experience includes assisting in the development of an integrated healthcare wireless architecture for Oursmedicina using a three tier platform including an SMS logic server; developing the functional specs for a mobile medical record and content system for imedsoft; and judging the Wireless Healthcare Innovation Prize at the Indian Institute of Technology over the past three years in New Delhi, where over $50,000 have been awarded to IIT students for developing and launching mobile healthcare applications.
In 2003 he was elected as a Fellow in the Royal Society of Medicine in the United Kingdom for his five year research with the National Health Service proving that hemophilia patients who used handhelds showed improved clinical parameters and reduced hospitalizations.
Professor Kachnowski’s publications have appeared in forums such as the Journal of Cardiac Care, Journal of Health Information Management Systems Society, e-healthcare world, TEPR, CeBit, InfoCARE, Business Insurance, Healthcare Informatics, and Business Insurance. He has also authored several chapters in various text books. He is a member of the Health Information Management Systems Society, American Public Health Association.
About HIT Lab
The Healthcare Innovation and Technology Lab (HIT Lab) is a non proprietary, cross-disciplinary, research-based, healthcare organization that consists of faculty, staff, students, and alumni of Columbia University and members of the Washington Heights community. Using theoretical and applied public health research, the Lab helps stakeholders in the global healthcare community develop innovative technological methods and tools that expand access and improve quality of medical care worldwide. With sponsorship from the public, private and nonprofit sectors, the Lab is able to conduct diverse research in areas such as informatics, epidemiology, genomics, economics, social development, and government policy. The predominance of the Lab’s research is ethically approved through Columbia University’s Institutional Review Board and published in peer reviewed, scientific journals. For more information, please visit www.hitlab.org.