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Workshop on Standardization in E-Health
Geneva, 23-25 May 2003

CVs of the speakers

Mr Melvin Reynolds

Trained in physiology and pharmacology with a strong biochemical input, Melvin Reynolds started his working life with the UK Medical Research Council' Toxicology Unit, working on biochemical and physiological responses to physical and chemical injury.

In 1996 his work was moved into a joint clinical and research environment at the MRC Trauma Unit in Medical School, Manchester and Hope Hospital, Salford. Here working in the areas of Physiology, Endocrinology, Pathology and Biochemistry where data acquisition work in the clinical environments of A&E, ICU, OR and Wards, as well as continuing laboratory studies, initiated a continuing interest in the problems of communicating this information into a patient or research record.

He later moved to a supplier of medical and laboratory instrumentation, initially in sales but later in product management, sales management, marketing and, finally, as the international business manager for clinical information systems with full business responsibility for all research, development, marketing and sales aspects of CIS business worldwide.

In 1996 he established, AMS Consulting, a consultancy partnership specialising in the use of information and application of technology to healthcare. This consultancy currently has commercial contracts in healthcare provider & business-to-business sectors for deployment, marketing, and development of medical device and information systems.

Melvin's other activities include:

Convenor: CEN TC251 WG IV - Health Informatics - Technologies for Interoperability

Convenor: ISO TC215 WG 2.1 - Health Informatics - Messages & Communications - Medical Devices

Deputy Convenor: ISO TC215 WG 2 - Health Informatics - Messages & Communications

Vice Chair: IEEE1073 - Medical Device Communication

British Standards panel - Medical Device Safety: Alarms (CH-62)
British Medical Informatics Society.
Institute of Sales & Marketing Management.
Royal Society of Medicine - Telemedicine Group.
Society for Computing & Technology in Anaesthesia.

He has been the author and co-author of numerous scientific and technical papers, initially on trauma but also, more recently, of reviews and research reports on technology in medicine (particularly related to communications and information).

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