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Enabling Medical Device Interoperability for the Integrated Clinical Environment

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Technical Report,30 Jul 2012,30 Nov 2016

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Massachusetts General Hospital Boston United States

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This award built on other USAMRMC-funded MD PnP Program research to analyze technologies and develop software tools and shared data to advance the state of the art of safe medical device interoperability and enable adoption by a broad community of researchers, clinicians, manufacturers, regulators, and standards developers. Our team identified requirements for an ICE Integrated Clinical Environment Data Logger, collaborated with NIST on a research prototype demonstrated to multiple federal agencies, and made iterative improvements. We built a Clinical Scenario Repository, defined governance, and fine-tuned it with feedback from clinicians. We created an open-source, freely available code-sharing environment on SourceForge. We demonstrated ICE bi-directional data transfers by implementing CONNECT to transfer device settings, creating an ICE app to remotely stream medical device data from our Lab, and connecting with the OSEHRA VistA EHR. We were invited to demonstrate these capabilities in the ONCFHA area of the Interoperability Showcase at HIMSS in 2013-2015.

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  • Computer Programming and Software
  • Computer Hardware
  • Medicine and Medical Research

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