MGH MD PnP team awarded Dept. of Homeland Security research contract

Press release on DHS website DHS S&T Award to MGH team:

“Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, was awarded $950,000 to develop a medical device cybersecurity data repository. This repository, which will be developed through an effort titled “Healthcare Data Generation and Curation for Cybersecurity Analysis,” will enhance cyber protection of hospital clinical environments by providing the data cybersecurity researchers can use to develop monitoring rulesets and tools based on changes in response to threats to medical devices and networks. This knowledge will be broadly applicable in other environments.”

We are looking forward to performing this foundational medial device cybersecurity research using the capabilities of our new MD PnP Lab “virtual hospital sandbox” with medical devices, simulators, and specialized networking equipment.  – Julian Goldman

July 21, 2017 – The MD PnP Lab has moved!

After 11 years in our original location at 65 Landsdowne St. Cambridge, MA, USA, the original  MD PnP lab has been relocated to a larger custom-built space on the 5th floor of the same PartnersHealthcare building.

We were reminded of many wonderful projects while packing for the big move. Posters and demonstrations from our 2006 project on x-ray-ventilator  synchronization, the Smart America Closed-Loop Healthcare project “from Home to Hospital to Home”, the Global Cities Teams Challenge on interoperable medical-technology for Ebola care, and medical devices and Beagle Bones for OpenICE, reminded us of numerous rewarding collaborations.

The new lab is a beautiful, modern pre-clinical medical device and networking technology research lab and testbed. It is actually 4 labs integrated in one suite:

  • Medical device interoperability lab
  • Healthcare Cybersecurity lab
  • Medical device-to-EHR integration implementation lab
  • Electronic lab

All labs are networked through advanced, highly configurable, “virtual LAN” (VLAN) networking technology that permits networked equipment to be interconnected or completely isolated, and enables monitoring of all network communications.

Thanks to the extensive planning and hard work of our team, core systems were up and running by 5pm on move day.

We hope you will share our excitement when you visit our new lab during an upcoming open house.


Julian Goldman

New MD PnP website hosted @MGH taking shape

Dear MD PnP Community,

The MD PnP research program was founded in 2004 by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and CIMIT. We opened the Cambridge interoperability lab and started the website in 2006.

The site has been our program's primary communication vehicle. Major events, white papers, lists of projects, medical device procurement documents, clinical workflow and engineering documents, and slides have been posted.

After 11 years on the same content management template,  is ready for a major update, so we are using that opportunity to port the site to an MGH-hosted server. The new url is We expect the new website to take shape over the summer (of 2017).

The new website isn't the only change. Follow this blog for other big news.

That you for visiting our program site.



Julian M. Goldman, MD

Founder and Director, MD PnP Program

June 2017

New MD PnP Lab Breaks Ground May 24, 2017 at 6pm

After months of detailed planning, the new 3200 sq ft Massachusetts General Hospital – Partners HealthCare System MD PnP Lab broke ground today on May 24, 2017 6pm.

Located in the same Partners HealthCare research building at 65 Landsdowne Street in Cambridge as the current lab, the new lab space has been expanded by 1400 square feet to accommodate advanced testbed capabilities for medical device interoperability, integration, and cybersecurity research.

As before, the Partners HealthCare EHR biomedical device integration team is co-located with the research group, enabling the projects to span the range of early concepts and prototyping to pre-deployment testing.

Future blog posts will describe the planned infrastructure and capabilities.


Julian Goldman, MD