John Garguilo, M.S.

John J. Garguilo is a supervisory computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of the United States Department of Commerce. John’s the Group Leader of the Systems Interoperability Group and leader of the Semantic Interoperability of Medical Devices (SIMD) project focused on medical device communication research and testing and aimed at enabling the adoption of medical device communication standards by acute, point-of-care, and personal health medical device manufacturers.

John currently serves as the Health Level Seven (HL7) Healthcare Device Working Group Co-Chair and over ten years as the test lead as well as four years as the Technical Committee Co-chair for the Integrating the Healthcare Enterprise – Patient Care Device (IHE-PCD) domain. John has recently been elected to a two-year term as the Secretary of the IEEE 11073 Medical Device Communications Point of Care (PoCD) working group. John’s focus over the past ten years has been on developing conformance test tooling in support of standardization of medical device information exchange and working with device standard and Standards Development Organizations (including HL7 V2 and ISO/IEEE 11073). His work includes testing and promoting adoption of standards for medical device communications throughout the healthcare enterprise as well as integrating it into the electronic health record. John works and is closely engaged with medical device experts within the HL7, IHE-PCD domain, and ISO/IEEE Healthcare Devices and Personal Health Devices working groups. John also leads the HL7 message validation test tooling effort and development of an industry adopted harmonized medical device terminology database containing ISO/IEEE 11073 terminology.

John holds a Master’s degree from the Johns Hopkins University and Undergraduate degree from the State University of New York, Potsdam, both in computer science. John has extensive experience over the past 30 years working on and managing software systems to support research, testing, automating work flow applications, data communications, and electronic commerce.