Todd Cooper

Technical Lead
HIMSS Olympic Healthcare Interoperability Initiative
Todd Cooper is an international expert in the area of medical device informatics and healthcare data exchange. A key focus of Todd’s efforts has been to establish “interoperability trust” – a high level of confidence that interoperable technologies will perform as expected, safely and securely. Todd has spent over 25 years focused on the challenges of medical device interoperability, especially infusion pumps, ventilators and physiologic monitors and has also been actively involved in advancing standards-based solutions for healthcare exchange, playing key leadership roles within numerous standards development and advocacy groups, including ISO/TC 215 (Head of the U.S. Delegation), IEEE EMBS/11073, Health Level Seven (HL7) and Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise (IHE). As a standards leader, Todd has championed the development and use of standards such as ISO/IEC 80001 that focus on how to ensure the safe, effective and secure use of connected healthcare technology during implementation and use. He is a member of the American College of Clinical Engineers and a recipient of awards such as the 2014 IEEE Standards Association Lifetime Achievement award, the 2009 ACCE-HIMSS Excellence in Clinical Engineering and Information Technology Synergies Award. Todd is actively working to advance the development of HL7 FHIR Device-related resources and was a co-author of the U.S. FDA UDI HL7 implementation guidance. He has served as a manager of the IHE Korea “Connectathon” testing events. Todd is a frequent speaker both nationally and internationally, including delivering a keynote on medical device cybersecurity challenges at the December 2015 SRI Security Congress at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Australia