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Jack Buchanan

ORG University of Tennessee Title BIO Dr. Jack Buchanan is Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Medicine, and Physiology at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, and is acting Chair of the School of Biomedical Engineering. He also holds a clinical appointment in Cardiology at the Memphis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. He is trained as a cellular cardiac electrophysiologist and has developed computer simulations of electrical propagation in the heart in order to better understand ventricular fibrillation and sudden death. Recent activities also include uses of high performance computing and telecommunications for research activities and for clinical care. He is lead for the Internet2 consortium’s Medical Middleware group which seeks to provide standards based software infrastructure for the secure and private transmission of patient identifiable data across administrative boundaries for clinical, business, and research purposes. He participated in a group assembled by the Association of American Medical Colleges, NLM and I2 to write guidelines for an academic medical center approach to the federal HIPAA security and privacy regulations. (www.aamc.org/members/gir/gasp/)