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Michael McShea

Michael McShea

Michael McShea is a Chief Scientist for the Health and Human-Machine Systems Group at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) supporting the National Health Mission Area. In this role, he works with the Military Health System, Johns Hopkins Medicine, other Academic Medical Research Organizations and civilian federal agencies on population health, precision health, telehealth, clinical decision support, AI, and digital health initiatives. Relevant research includes applying machine learning to population health predictive analytics, design for autonomous medical systems, modeling human performance of military medical personnel, and developing clinical decision support for point of care medical readiness assessments in the Military Health System. Mr. McShea also supports the National Patient Safety Board Coalition as a technology advisor, and advocate for use of artificial intelligence to prevent avoidable patient harms.  

In addition to his APL position, Mr. McShea is the CareFirst Maryland Affiliate Board Chair. He joined the CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Board of Directors in 2016 and serves on executive committee, governance and nominating committee, audit and compliance committee, service quality and operations committee, and cybersecurity subcommittee, as well as the CareFirst Holdings board which has oversight of CareFirst’s venture arm HealthWorx.  He is also an industry advisor to the Digital Health Collaborative, a cross industry consortium advancing research in consumer digital health engagement, and has been a strategic advisor to multiple early stage digital health companies.  Mr. McShea also is part of the Maryland TEDCO Entrepreneur Resource Network.

Prior to APL, Mr. McShea was a product management executive in the population health business group at Philips Healthcare, where he managed product portfolios including the eICU Tele Critical Care platform, remote patient monitoring, population health, care management, clinical decision support, and other digital health solutions.  Before Philips Healthcare, he worked in mission critical infrastructure technologies in the call center, aerospace, financial services, and aviation industries. He has a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Bucknell University, a Masters in Systems Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from the Johns Hopkins Carey Business School.

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