The Soul of Healthcare and the Importance of Big Data Analytics

Dr. Colin Drummond
Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University

Colin Drummond is an Associate Professor in the School of Nursing at Case Western Reserve University, with secondary appointments in the School of Medicine and the Department of Anesthesiology at University Hospitals, specializing in research on healthcare IT, sensors and instrumentation, and entrepreneurship and innovation. Most recently, he served as Director of the Coulter-Case Translational Research Partnership (CCTRP) in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at CWRU. Dr. Drummond has conducted research in medical device design, microfabrication packaging, sensor systems, and cross-platform software systems integration. He also has worked in the application of science and technology to the creation of products and services, and has been a co-founder of two medical device start-up companies. Previously, he was the Director of Clinical Research for non-acute medical products at the Invacare Corporation, specializing in respiratory therapy, sleep disorder research, and establishing a new clinical research program strategy. Prior to that, he was Manager of Marketing and Business Development for the Powder Systems Group at the Nordson Corporation, focusing on product development, international high-technology manufacturing coating system start-ups, and eBusiness initiatives. Earlier, he worked at the NASA Lewis Research Center developing programming techniques for complex aircraft system analysis and turbomachinery stability. He holds three product patents and has a fourth pending. Dr. Drummond holds a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Syracuse University and an MBA in Technology Management from the Weatherhead School of Management.