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October 23-24, 2017 | Boston, MA

Mark Poler

Physician Informaticist for Enterprise Data Strategy, Division of Informatics
Geisinger Health System

Dr. Poler is Vice Chairman of Anesthesiology for the Geisinger Health system, and Physician Informaticist for Enterprise Data Strategy in the system Division of Informatics.

Using and programming computers began with toggle switches and punched paper tape. Real-time physiological data acquisition and experimental control using early laboratory microcomputers, FORTH and assembler programming started in 1979. Subsequently, continuous full-wave real-time multichannel cardiovascular data acquisition used in the cardiac operating room was developed on a NeXT computer in 1988. He has been engaged in acquisition and management of OR scheduling and performance assessment since 1990. He has participated in Epic implementation at Geisinger since the mid-1990s.

Professional activities have included laboratory and clinical research, device integration and interoperability consensus standards committees including the IEEE/ISO 11073 “Medical Information Bus”, development of a programmable neuromuscular transmission monitor, advancing computer-facilitated clinician assistance with closed-loop targeted infusion control and remote control of medical devices.

Dr. Poler has been practicing anesthesiology for 35 years, is Board Certified in Anesthesiology and Clinical Informatics. He is also President of the Society for Technology in Anesthesia.

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