The IASTED International Symposia on
Imaging and Signal Processing in Healthcare and Technology
~ISPHT 2011~

May 16 – 18, 2011
Washington, DC, USA

INVITED SPEAKER

Sensor System Integration: Interoperability and Signal Processing for Remote Medical Monitoring

Dr. Azhar Rafiq
Director, Medical Informatics, NASA HQ, OCHMO
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
VCU School of Medicine, USA

Biography of the Invited Speaker

Invited Speaker Portrait

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Dr. Azhar Rafiq, serves as the Director of Medical Informatics for NASA Headquarters. In this role, he is responsible for providing leadership to implement Electronic Medical Record system throughout the agency. This includes overall team engagement integrating Information technology groups with finance and users of occupational health clinics. Outcomes include validation of increase in quality of patient care in effective deployment of software systems integrating clinical practice dynamics with Industrial Hygiene and Occupational Health monitoring capabilities.
DR Rafiq has expertise on integration of technology to medical care including telemedicine and integration of bio sensor systems for remote patient monitoring. His leadership as principal and co-investigator on numerous research products has included assessment of human performance capabilities for clinical skills including surgical robotics. Dr Rafiq has authored numerous manuscripts, book chapters, and abstracts in the arena of telemedicine, robotics in surgery, and integration of technology in medical education. For over 19 years at VCU, Dr Rafiq has been involved in various aspects clinical research to improve health care.