C. Peter Waegemann is an independent thinker, futurist, and researcher. The former CEO of the Medical Records Institute and President of mHealth Initiative Inc. has been promoting computer systems for healthcare nationally and internationally. In February 2009 he completed a 25-year international career as CEO of the Medical Records Institute, a Boston-based organization involved in applied research and functioning as an educational clearinghouse. He was also Executive Director of Center for Cell-Phone Applications in HealthCare (C-PAHC).
Since the 1980s, Waegemann has been a visionary and promoter of electronic health records (EHRs) and related medical record systems (EMRs). He started in 1984 the conference series Toward an Electronic Patient Record (TEPR) that drew annually several thousand attendees. An internationally recognized expert in healthcare informatics, he has published both in the US and Germany, and is a sought-after speaker on EHRs, eHealth, and mHealth. He has special expertise in electronic patient record systems, standards, networking, telemedicine, and the creation of the national information infrastructure. Waegemann has testified to US Congressional committees. In 2007, Waegemann was cited as one of 20 outstanding people who make healthcare better (HealthLeaders).
Since the 1990s, Waegemann focused on the influence of the Internet on humanity. He gave numerous presentations, seminars, and workshops in the US, Europe, and Asia on the impact of the information-driven and connected society. As a result, the book “Knowledge Capital in the Digital Society” was published in 2012. Since then, Waegemann has focused on the evolving changes in the educational field and on the relationship of the human mind to the system world (including the Internet of Things).
Current Book Project
His memoir of his first 25 years is in progress and should be finished in 2015.
Waegemann is currently based in the Greater Boston Area, USA, and Berlin, Germany.