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Welcome to Jose C. Lacal's personal website.

This is my personal website. (02/23/2013) I am in the process of uploading materials to the site. You will notice that I am not very artistically-inclined. Hopefully with time I will learn to improve the graphical appeal of the site.

Please feel free to send me an e-mail with your comments and suggestions for improvement.

News: 02/23/2013

I'm now building my fifth startup, NIHPO.

News: Hosted first workshop of IEEE2407: Personalized Health Informatics.

On January 24 and 25, 2007 I hosted this workshop on London, UK. See IEEE2407's website for details.

You can also see Kingston University's announcement of IEEE2407 workshop.

News: Appointment as Visiting Professor.

In January I accepted an appointment as a Visiting Professor of Personalized Health Informatics at the School of Computing, Information Systems and Mathematics, part of Kingston University in London, UK.

My areas of research will include:

  • Research the convergence of F/OSS, Open Access (scientific and academic content freely available), and Health Engineering (my term for helping each individual to "hack his body" for optimum health).
  • Setup a Center for Health Systems Transformation.
  • IEEE2407: Personalized Health Informatics. Development of citizen-centered health improvement systems leveraging consumer-grade ICT arsenal.
  • Development of "Health Engineering" as a new cross-disciplinary area of research and practice. Combining Health, Biomedical Science and Business education.
  • From a policy perspective, proposals to reform health services through ICT and consumer empowerment.

News: Public Health papers presented at the 134th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association.

This event took place in in Boston, MA on November 8, 2006.
02 of the term papers I have written as part of my Master's in Public Health were selected for oral presentations:

  • "Public Health Futures: An economic approach to maximizing investment in the health of the public"
    Part of the following session: 5112.0, New Directions in Public Health System Financing, scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 12:30 PM.
    {I prepared this paper during the Fall 2005 semester, available at Public Health Futures (7.8M PPT icon)}
  • "Maternal Mortgage: An analysis of inter-generational health consequences"
    Part of the following session: 5033.0, Implications in Reproductive Health: Youth, Women, HIV/AIDS/STI, scheduled for Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at 8:30 AM.
    {I prepared this paper during the Spring 2006 semester, available at Maternal Mortgage presentation (1.3M PPT icon)}

News: Presentation at Medical Automation International Conference.

This event took place in Washington, DC on November 02, 2006.

You can download my presentation, "Bring Your Own Health IT" PPT icon.

News: Presentation at The Summit, A National Summit: Moving Toward Interoperability— Technologies for Accessible, Affordable Healthcare.

This event took place in Washington, DC on October 18 and 19, 2006. Sponsored by NIST, The Technology Administration in the Department of Commerce and the Center for Aging Services Technologies (CAST)..

You can download my presentation, "The Case for Health Engineering" PPT icon.

Notice: None of the materials in this website represents the opinion (if any) on any issue from any past or current employer. Copyright © 1997-2013 Jose C. Lacal Last updated on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 18:04 hr. EST {GMT-05:00}.