Harry Solomon has been involved in computer communication protocols and standards since 1978, when he worked on a host interface to the ARPAnet. He came to the medical world in 1993 to develop the first extension of the Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Standard to support cardiac image exchange. His focus has been on coordinated use of multiple standards for the most effective solutions to challenging interoperability problems.
Solomon is now an Interoperability Consultant at Laitek, Inc., after retiring from GE Healthcare. He is the past Co-Chair of the DICOM Standards Committee, and has been active in other standards development organizations, including HL7, IEEE, IHE, ISO, and LOINC. He has taught healthcare interoperability and standards at Oregon Health and Science University, Northwestern University, and in corporate settings.
In 2010, Solomon was presented the Kite and Key Award of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association for his work in healthcare interoperability standards and education. He is a Life Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.