Device Integration: Journey to Realizing Plug-and-Trust Interoperability
2005, ACCE teamed up with HIMSS, RSNA and IHE International to create the IHE
Patient Care Devices (PCD) group. 15
years later, this collaborative effort has resulted in standards-based medical
device integration specifications that are implemented in dozens of products
worldwide and solve many of the basic challenges of flowing vital signs
information to EHRs, or routing alerts to caregivers, or supporting infusion
pump programming and 6-rights checking.
Additionally, when the IEC 80001-1 risk management standard was first
published in 2010, ACCE played an active role in helping its members understand
and apply its processes to device integration projects.
patient safety and care quality improved?
Is the clinical engineer’s role more impactful within the health care
organization? Have these standards-based
efforts delivered where it counts: at
the patient’s bedside? Is there hope –
and why! – that things will improve in the near future? Can see the roots of that in standards and
products that are hitting the street … today?
session on realizing the promise of “plug-and-trust” medical device
interoperability provides a brief recounting of ACCE’s role in advancing
standards-based device integration from the creation of IHE PCD in 2005 to the
present, including current changes (such as the 2nd
edition to 80001-1). It then looks at
the reality of medical device interoperability (MDI) at the acute care bedside,
especially for clinical engineers, and explains how current efforts underway
will address many of the fundamental issues that have prevented realizing the
40+ years of promised benefits from true plug-and-trust MDI.
Speaker: Todd Cooper