Kenneth Mandl, MD, MPH
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose - 09/06/2018

Dr. Mandl’s work at the intersection of population and individual health exerts a sustained influence on the developing field of biomedical informatics. He was a real time biosurveillance pioneer. Having long advocated for patient participation in producing and accessing data, Mandl was a designer of the first personal health and participatory surveillance systems.


Cognizant of electronic health record system limitations, Mandl was a developer of SMART on FHIR (substitutable apps running universally on health IT) for innovators to reach large markets and patients and doctors to access an “app store for health.” Through his influence on the 21st Century Cures Act, federal regulations require support for SMART interfaces, ensuring standardized access to individual and population data at system scale, “without special effort.”