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Healthcare Information Interoperability




CSAIL: Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab

Faculty Supervisor:

Amar Gupta

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Alenta Demissew: alentad@mit.edu

Project Description

Please take a quick look at: https://nam.edu/procuring-interoperability-achieving-high-quality-connected-and-person-centered-care/ A 57 page paper has been written summarizing major efforts around the world and discussion of semantic and other aspects of interoperability across different medical information ecosystems of hospitals, drug manufacturing companies, pharmacies, medical IoT devices, and others in an environment where organizations take deliberate steps to hinder patients’ access to their respective medical records. Aspects of this growing problem are highlighted at: https://fortune.com/longform/medical-records/ and http://news.mit.edu/2018/removing-health-care-barriers-and-boundaries-amar-gupta-telemedicine-0522 The work involves enhancement of this manuscript and provides an opportunity to be co-author of a paper in a leading journal or to be cited in it.


Seniors and juniors with very good writing skills and some familiarity with healthcare and/or interoperability preferred. This project is specially suited to students planning to start a venture in digital healthcare arena.