Video at heart
Edwin overcame these obstacles, from struggling to retrieve his saved school papers on floppy disks while completing ESL courses, to pursuing film and video production in college. Professional pursuits began with work on video editing systems in the field of entertainment, sports, and eventually healthcare when he was recruited by Image Stream Medical, Inc. (Littleton, MA).
The company was acquired by Olympus in April 2017, rounding out the Olympus enterprise content management system, which comprises the nCareTM medical recorder that captures high-definition video, the VaultStreamTM medical content management system, the MedPresenceTM enterprise telecollaboration system, and the EasySuite® 4K procedure suite integration solution. Together, the system allows captured data to interface with electronic medical records so that clinical images can be viewed over time and across care teams to inform treatments.
For a better understanding of this platform, watch “Enterprise Content Management Completes the Continuum of Care,” a whiteboard video featuring patient Bob.
Edwin’s team is in a perpetual test/update cycle. “We are responsible for performing verification of software features that are produced by product management,” explains Edwin. “We essentially work with program management to take the features that are created for the particular products we’re trying to develop, and we verify that the product works in the way in which it’s intended.”
Do we get chairs?
Edwin’s team is also resilient. “I remember vividly being called into an impromptu meeting [and was told] ‘Hey, we have to shut down. We have to go home,’” he said. The COVID-19 pandemic was unfolding, coinciding with a planned relocation of his lab to the new Westborough campus. Initially, “the pandemic forced us to be resourceful and to explore options for testing remotely,” Edwin recalled. Eventually, “we implemented a strategy that involved leaving some mission critical systems set up in a room in the Littleton facility. This would allow us to test even as the lab was moving,” he said. It took a couple of weeks to get to a basic level of “up and running,” but with caveats. “I do remember the furniture did not arrive right away,” he said. “We didn’t have any chairs. We worked standing up or grabbed chairs from cubicles upstairs. There was nobody there. It kind of got us in trouble but we asked for forgiveness later,” he joked.