The Medical Device "Plug-and-Play" Interoperability (or MD PnP) program is a
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.
The project homepage is located at http://www.mdpnp.org/