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Intel Mobile Platform Hospital IT Enabling Research

This presentation focuses on a platform developed by Intel to aid hospitals and specifically the mechanism developed for the patient identification process (for purposes such as medication administration, blood administration, sample identification, treatment, meal service and patient billing).  Background information on the challenges faced in the hospital environment will be described. The novel aspects of the Intel platform as well as the software developed to overcome these challenges will be discussed. 

About the Speaker

Highland Mary Mountain of Intel Corporation is the Digital Health Enabling (DHe)s Software Engineering Research Lead.  Her work has focused on RFID reader API development, mobile platforms and Real Time Location Systems (RTLS) for Mobile Point of Care usage models.  She proposed a "Reader" class hierarchy encompassing the higher level notion of reader (including Barcode reader and RFID reader) along with lower level RFID tag protocol classes, including an ISO 18000-6C RFID Reader Class API (C1G2) definition.  The RFID Reader API which resulted from this was released in 2007 via Intels Open Source Mobile Platform SDK 1.2 release.  The development platform was MS Windows XP, VS2003, VS2005, C# and C++ using SkyeTek HF RFID Reader development modules. She also led a cross organizational team (including SSG application enabling, Digital Health marketing/strategic planning and product engineering) to create the Mobile Clinicians Assistant (MCA) next generation software roadmap.  She has patent applications pending for her work.

Early in her career at Intel, she was the Senior Software Engineering lead for the device management architecture within NBIs RFID Operations.  She enjoyed leading the device management feature set development, integrating various software modules into a comprehensive architecture, presenting her work to external customers and implementing customer product suggestions.

Prior to joining Intel, Highland also worked at Xerox Corporations Office Products Division.  This organization designed and implemented Network Controller components embedded in Multifunction Printing Devices.  Her responsibilities included the design and specification of new device features utilizing network protocols such as TCP/IP, SNMP, HTTP and SMTP.  Interfaces to the network, management software, printer engine, user interface and scanner were defined for each feature component. Programming tasks were in a Solaris/Unix environment. Her work resulted in 2 US Patents for device management via distributed systems.

Highland obtained her MS in Computer Science from Rochester Institute of Technology and her BA in Mathematics with a Computer Science Minor from the SUNY College at Geneseo, graduating Summa Cum Laude.

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20080507_IEEE_Intel_Mobile_Platform_Hospital_IT_Enabling_Research.pdf (PDF Presentation)