The Medical Device “Plug-and-Play” Interoperability (or MD PnP) program is an inter-disciplinary, multi-institutional program committed to advancing medical device interoperability to improve patient safety and healthcare efficiency. Networked medical device systems will support the widespread clinical use of medical data and enable medical device integration, to produce complete and accurate electronic health records, create error-resistant systems, and reduce healthcare costs.”
We have been involved in the project for several years building sample implementations of various interoperability systems. We have also been involved in the development of the Interconnecting the Clinical Environment (ICE) proposed standard. The demo systems we helped develop have been exhibited at the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) annual conference in 2006 and 2007, HIMSS 2007 and 2008, and the CIMIT Innovation Congress in 2006 and 2007.
The MD PnP team received the 2007 CIMIT Edward M Kennedy award and our demo was awarded first place at the ASA Scientific Exhibition in 2007.
Proceedings of International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices (BioDevices 2009), Porto, Portugal, January 14-17, 2009.
Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology, Volume 43, Issue 4 (July-August 2009) p.313-317.