Speaker

Paul Swider

Paul Swider

Pioneer in global clinical informatics and health technology, code, blockchain, cloud, international speaker, philanthropy, and adventure travel!

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Paul Swider is the Founding CEO of RealActivity, a Boston-based SaaS company focused on optimizing provider experience and clinical workforce for teaching hospitals and hospital systems. Paul is also a Healthcare Industry Cloud Analyst for the Acceleration Economy and serves as a founding director of the Boston Healthcare Technology Group and Community.

Paul is passionate about family, technology, travel, and skilling at scale. He has traveled seven continents, over one million miles, while organizing user groups, teaching at events, and presenting at events in over 50 countries to date.

Paul is an accomplished author of several Wrox developer books, was first certified as a Microsoft engineer (MCSE. MCSD, MCT) in 1996, and has held enterprise certifications from Microsoft since that time. Paul was Awarded Azure MVP for 2019 and Azure most Influential in 2020.

Area of Expertise

  • Health & Medical
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Business & Management

Topics

  • AI in Health
  • HealthTech
  • Digital Health
  • e-health
  • global health
  • microsoft healthcare
  • Azure
  • Cloud Computing on the Azure Platform
  • Azure Data & AI
  • Azure SQL Server
  • Azure PaaS
  • Microsoft Dynamics 365
  • industry 4.0
  • blockchain
  • Code
  • health equity
  • FHIR
  • DICOM

Industry Cloud: Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare

Power Platform, Teams, and Azure can be used to optimize patient care and the physician experience for healthcare organizations. In this session, learn the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare's core capabilities and compare the health templates and services in M365 and Azure to Cloud for Healthcare. See demonstrations of how health capabilities can be extended with low-code.

AI & ML 101 - Making AI Real

There is often a clash when AI meets reality. Unfortunately, many people think AI is “bots taking over the world” when it should be really a collaboration of People + AI.

So, how can AI be made real so that there are tangible outcomes for users, customers, and innovators? And, how can AI and humans coexist in the ever-increasing digital world?

In this session we'll dive into:
Crafting an AI strategy
Applying AI to existing workstreams
Scaling AI to meet future business demands

Extending Microsoft SaaS Solutions with Blockchain

We all are going through the boom of Blockchain technology. There is a lot of information coming our way, regarding implementation and adoption of this technology. In this session explore how to implement private blockchain networks on Azure. Learn how organizations can use code in Office 365 and SharePoint to execute smart contracts using a private enterprise chain and the Microsoft Coco Framework.

Power Platform and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare

Power Platform, Azure, and Microsoft 365 can be deployed to improve both patient care and the healthcare provider experience. In this session learn how industry cloud features and the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, can empower health organizations to deliver world-class physician services and patient care.

Optimizing Cloud for Clinical Use Cases

Cloud technology can empower organizations seeking to both modernize healthcare technology and increase access to clinical care. This session teaches how health, government, or supporting organizations can optimize cloud technology to streamline clinical care.

Industry Cloud: Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare

Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare runs on Dataverse, Dynamics 365, Microsoft 365, and Azure. Learn how Cloud for Healthcare can assist in optimizing clinical care, patient access, the physician experience, and more. Explore how industry cloud and SaaS services can optimize healthcare organizations.

Intelligent Intranet and Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare

Power Platform, Azure, and Microsoft 365 can be deployed to improve both patient care and the healthcare provider experience. In this session learn how Power Platform and the Microsoft Cloud for Healthcare, can empower the c-suite at health organizations to deliver world-class physician services and patient care.

Microsoft 365 and Healthcare

Learn how to empower care teams to deliver the best possible care. Explore how to optimize patient outcomes by simplifying collaboration across care teams, enhancing quality of care through virtual visits, and reducing costs by streamlining fragmented workflows.

How to Run Inclusive Events – An Organizer's Top Tips

Technical community events should strive to provide a space for a diverse community which gathers organically. In this session learn tips and strategies for organizing user groups, meetups, conferences and technology events which place inclusion at the heart.

Low-Code Cloud App Development and App Modernization

Many organizations are innovating at a faster pace by building new business apps or modernizing legacy apps using low code platforms like Teams and Power Platform. In this session, learn how Teams Apps and Power Apps can work together and consume Azure developer and data services like Azure Functions, SQL Server, Cognitive Services, and more. Discover how organizations can save developers time while increasing business agility using low-code cloud solutions backed by Azure.

Indefinite Optimism: Microsoft 365, Business Apps and Azure in Healthcare

Microsoft 365, the Power platform and Azure are designed to meet local and federal compliance regulations, improve patient care, and streamline operations while also enabling health organizations to quickly build flexible solutions. In this session learn how these platforms and services are being used today to empower health organizations of all sizes.

Introduction to Azure Blockchain Services

We all are going through the boom of blockchain technology. There is a lot of information coming our way regarding the implementation and adoption of the technologies. In this session get the latest updates on Microsoft blockchain services, announcements from the blockchain team and learn how blockchain is changing the modern workplace.

Technology and Activism: Donation Trace-ability using Azure Blockchain

In this session get the latest updates on Microsoft blockchain services, announcements from the blockchain team and see how blockchain services on Azure can be used to enable multi-party state based business processes, trace-ability and more.

See how our team designed and deployed a multi-tenant solution using Azure, Microsoft 365, Power Apps and blockchain to collaborate, track and share donation data while maintaining one version of the truth of donation data shared across political and geographic boundaries.

GraphQL and FHIR APIs

GraphQL is a query language for APIs and a runtime for fulfilling those queries with your existing data. Graphir is a lightweight proxy that reshapes GraphQL queries and mutations into standard FHIR REST requests. In this session, we'll use two open-sourced projects from the Microsoft HLS engineering team to learn how to provide a GraphQL interface over a FHIR API to accelerate client app development.

Azure and FHIR

Did you know Microsoft has an open-source FHIR implementation available in Github? In addition, there is the Azure FHIR Service (SaaS) and Aure Health Data Services (PaaS). In this session, learn about the different versions and how pick the best one for your project or organization.

Paul Swider

Pioneer in global clinical informatics and health technology, code, blockchain, cloud, international speaker, philanthropy, and adventure travel!

Boston, Massachusetts, United States