Departmental Papers (CIS)

Title

Plug-and-Play for Medical Devices: Experiences From a Case Study

Date of this Version

7-2009

Document Type

Journal Article

Abstract

Medical devices are pervasive throughout modern healthcare, but each device works on its own and in isolation. Interoperable medical devices would lead to clear benefits for the care provider and the patient, such as more accurate assessment of the patient’s health and safety interlocks that would enable error-resilient systems. The Center for Integration of Medicine & Innovative Technology (www.CIMIT.org) sponsors the Medical Device Plug-and-Play Interoperability program (www.MDPnP.org), which is leading the development and adoption of standards for medical device interoperability. Such interoperable medical devices will lead to increased patient safety and enable new treatment options, and the aim of this project is to show the benefits of interoperable and interconnected medical devices.

Subject Area

CPS Medical

Publication Title

Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology

Volume

43

Issue

4

First Page

313

Last Page

317

DOI

10.2345/0899-8205-43.4.313

Permission Statement

Publisher URL: http://www.aami-bit.org/perlserv/?request=get-pdf&doi=10.2345%2F0899-8205-43.4.313

Keywords

medical devices, interoperability standards, plug-and-play

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Date Posted: 10 November 2009

This document has been peer reviewed.