Next week, Monroe Pattillo will be honored at the Awards Gala during the 2017 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Orlando, Fla., for winning the 2016 ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award, a joint award sponsored by the American College of Clinical Engineering (ACCE) and HIMSS. The award recognizes individuals who have best demonstrated leadership in promoting or implementing significant synergies between the clinical engineering and information technology professions.

Monroe Pattillo

Monroe Pattillo

“We are proud to honor Mr. Pattillo with this award. Mr. Pattillo’s many years of work creating and advancing technology for medical device and information systems interoperability exemplify the award’s goal of recognizing leadership in promoting synergies between the clinical engineering and information management disciplines,” says ACCE President Petr Kresta.

“Mr. Pattillo’s leadership roles in several IHE Patient Care Device Domain (PCD) areas has contributed significantly to improving interoperability, and his active roles in IHE North America Connectathons and Interoperability Showcases have allowed him to bring to life his work in front of his clinical engineering and IT colleagues. Mr. Pattillo truly is a deserving recipient of the award,” Kresta adds.

Pattillo is an independent consultant in healthcare interoperability for alarm/event notification, equipment management, and location services using Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE) Profiles. He is a planning committee co-chair for the IHE Patient Care Device Domain, a co-lead of the ACM Working Group, and lead of the Medical Equipment Management Device Management Communication and Location Services Working Group.

As noted in his nomination for the award, technical specifications developed with his leadership have, and will have, direct, significant impacts upon patient care and organizational performance. For example, the PCD domain improves patient care by providing more data in a timely fashion, improving efficiency and effectiveness, and reducing transcription and use errors among other benefits.

Pattillo’s leadership of the PCD domain and additional efforts to develop three profiles reflects deep technical knowledge, a commitment to improving patient care through medical device and information technologies, and dedicated time to stay current with profile developments in multiple IHE domains along with a variety of relevant standards organizations. He has participated in multiple IHE North American Connectathons and HIMSS Interoperability Showcases and worked with IHE certification programs for IHE USA, IHE International, and ICSA Labs.