MedSec, a hospital medical device cybersecurity company, today announced the addition of 30-year industry veteran James Keller to its executive team as Vice President for Business Development.
"Adding Jim to our team brings us more than three decades of experience and best practices for managing health technology-related patient safety, including for cybersecurity," said Justine Bone, CEO of MedSec. Protecting hospitals' networks of connected medical devices is incredibly challenging today but, with Jim helping us grow, MedSec will continue to provide this critical work."
Keller spent more than three decades working as a biomedical engineer in addition to multiple leadership roles at ECRI, where he led a widely recognized health technology evaluation program for 20 years. The evaluation framework developed by Keller is used by thousands of hospitals around the world to assist with technology purchase decisions. He also started ECRI's widely disseminated annual list of the Top Ten Health Technology Hazards. Keller has also served in business development and leadership roles for Emergo by UL, a medical device manufacturer regulatory consulting firm, and also for BrightInsight, a digital health start-up.
At MedSec, Keller will lead the expansion of the company's MedScan Cloud technology and its associated services for hospitals, health systems and other healthcare delivery organizations (HDOs) around the globe. MedScan Cloud helps hospital teams focus on the metrics that matter the most so they can quickly analyze, prioritize and act.
"I am extremely excited to join a world-class team that is dedicated to helping prevent the serious risks to patient safety associated with medical device cybersecurity," said Keller. "Enhancing patient safety using technology has been my passion throughout my career and I am honored to continue applying that passion in this new leadership role with MedSec."
Keller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Connecticut. He is a member of the University of Connecticut's Academy of Distinguished Engineers and is a Past-President of the American College of Clinical Engineering.